Year in Review: 2015 Auto Show Highlights

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
2017 Fiat 124 Spider — Los Angeles
One of the highlights of this year’s L.A. show was the debut of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, marking the return of the Italian roadster nearly 50 years after the introduction of the original model to the U.S. market. Based on the same platform as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the front-engine, rear-drive 124 Spider gets power from Fiat’s 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, combined with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic. The new Fiat 124 Spider was designed at Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, and takes styling cues from the original 124 Spider, including the hexagonal upper grille, power domes on the hood and sharp horizontal taillights. The double-wishbone front suspension, multi-link rear suspension and steering are all tuned for a dynamic driving experience. The soft-top is manually operated and stows behind the seats without a tonneau cover. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is available in Classica and Lusso trim levels, and the first 124 vehicles will be offered as the limited-edition Prima Edizione Lusso as shown in Los Angeles, finished in Azzurro Italia blue paint with saddle premium leather seats. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider goes on sale in summer 2016.

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