2019 Fiat 124 Spider Changes - But Barely
Back in June, Torque News overviewed the changes we expected Fiat to make to the 124 Spider lineup for 2019. Pretty much every expectation was met. Which was not hard to do. Unlike the new 2019 Mazda Miata, the changes to the Spider for this model year are relatively minor. No drivetrain changes have been made.
Here is a punch list of the changes made to the 124 Spider for this new model year:
- Rear backup camera and FIAT Connect 7.0 with 7-inch display now standard across the 124 Spider lineup
- Veleno Appearance Group on Abarth models:
- - Red lower fascia lip, mirror caps and tow hook
- - Bright dead pedal
- - Abarth-branded floor mats and badging
- Monza Exhaust on Abarth models provides the unmistakable voice of Abarth along with popular Abarth fender badges
- Reconfigured Technology Group now features Sirius XM Radio and Remote Proximity Entry
- New Ceramic Gray exterior paint color
- New custom center-stripe design options, including “Double Rally Stripe” and “Retro Stripe” on Classica models
The Multi-Air 1.4 Turbo continues for the new model year with the same specs: 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Classica and Lusso, 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth. Both a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission are available.
The video below provides a bot of the Abarth sound with the new Monza exhaust. What do you think of the new changes for 2019? Will they inspire you to put a 124 Spider in your driveway this fall?