Brand new convertibles fresh out the door from the factory have become a scarce commodity but they are still around.
Fiat, however, is planning to use the New York International Auto Show to show off the new 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition, which carries on a classic soft-top tradition.
“With the most powerful four-cylinder turbo engine in its class, our Italian-designed Fiat 124 Spider offers an authentic top-down roadster experience with fun-to-drive dynamics,” said Steve Beahm, head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America.
“The new Urbana Edition offers a head-turning, custom appearance for the Fiat 124 Spider,” he added.
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With dark exterior and interior accents that create a sporty appearance, this latest addition to the Fiat Urbana line-up will be on display this month at the New York International Auto Show.
The Urbana Edition also comes Black Diamond 17-inch aluminum wheels with performance tires, dual bright exhaust tips and Piano Black exterior accents, plus a Gloss Black finish on the front pillar bar bezel, seat-back pillar and mirror caps. It also offers front fog lamps for enhanced visibility. Interior features include matte gray accents, Urbana leather/microfiber seats along with a wrapped instrument cluster hood and instrument panel.
The Urbana Edition package is available for $995 on 2019 124 Spider Classica models, which start at $25,190 U.S. MSRP, excluding destination and is now available in Fiat studios. The Italian-designed, fun-to-drive Fiat 124 Spider is the most affordable roadster in its class. With the new Urbana Edition, this package now offers a unique look for just over $26,000 MSRP.
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The Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider more than 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider offers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design, Beahm said.
It was designed at the Centro Stile center in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider, widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time, and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful body side, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio.
For 2019, three new options have been added to the head-turning 124 Spider line-up. They include a new Record Monza Exhaust, a new Veleno Appearance Group and new custom center stripes.
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The roadster comes standard with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers 164 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque on the Abarth and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.