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Fiat's MX-5 Miata-Based Spider Gets A Name

Mar 05 2015 04:30 PM | Fiat News
The Fiat roadster (formally the Alfa Romeo roadster) that is being developed with a bit of help from Mazda has gotten a name. Automotive News Europe reports that the upcoming roadster will wear the 124 Spider name when it launches. This comes from Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne who revealed the name to reporters at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

The name can trace it roots back to 1966 when it was used on a 2+2 convertible based on the Fiat 124. The original 124 Spider was designed by Pininfarina and come equipped with a variety of engines throughout its life including a 1.4L four-cylinder and 2.0L.

Marchionne went onto say that the model would be sold worldwide, but didn't reveal a launch window.


Fiat Announces Pricing For 2016 500X Crossover

Feb 02 2015 01:30 PM | Fiat News
Today, Fiat announced pricing for their latest member of the U.S. lineup. The 500X crossover when it arrives at dealers in the second quarter of 2015 will have a price of $20,900 (includes destination) for the base Pop model. The rest of 500X lineup pricing follows,Easy: $23,200Trekking: $24,000Lounge: $25,750Trekking Plus: $28,000Engines for the 500X include the turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder with 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque or a 2.4L four-cylinder with 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is available on the Easy through Trekking Plus models for an additional $1,900.

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Alfa Romeo CEO Confirms No Miata Based Alfa Romeo Spyder

Dec 19 2014 04:25 PM | Fiat News
It seems like only yesterday when the announcement of a partnership between Alfa Romeo and Mazda to build a new Spyder using the next-generation MX-5 Miata. But earlier this year, reports started to flow about how the partnership was going up in smoke. Alfa was reportedly going to go on its own for the Spyder, while Abarth would get the roadster that was originally going to go to Alfa. We now have confirmation on both counts.

Car Magazine recently interviewed Harold Wester, brand chief for both Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Wester confirmed that Alfa Romeo Spyder would not be based on the Mazda MX-5.

"As far as the Spider goes, the final version is of course no longer the two-seater FCA [Fiat Chrysler Automobile] codevel...

Rumorpile: Alfa Romeo Planning To Debut A New Sedan Next Summer

Nov 26 2014 09:35 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

Every few months it seems, we get news on Alfa Romeo. For the most part, it happens to deal with either something be delayed or killed off. But once in a great while, there is news that shows Alfa Romeo is making progress to showing something. This sto...

Rumorpile: Details On Alfa Romeo SUV

Nov 10 2014 10:05 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

During Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' latest five-year plan, Alfa Romeo revealed that between 2016-2018 that it plans to introduce two new SUV/Crossover models. Autocar got some details on one of those crossovers. The yet-unnamed model will compete with t...

NHTSA Fines Ferrari $3.5 Million Over Missing Reports

Oct 31 2014 01:15 PM | William Maley in Fiat News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a $3.5 million fine for Ferrari as it failed to comply with oversight requirements. The agency announced today that the Italian sports car maker had not submitted early warning reports for...

Ferrari To Be Spun Off From Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Oct 29 2014 11:35 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

The most iconic brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will become its own company. The company announced today that it plans to spin off Ferrari into its own separate company as part of a plan to raise capital that will support the FCA's future growth. On...

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