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Australia: Fiat 124 Spider confirmed for 2016 arrival

July 28, 2015

The upcoming Fiat 124 Spider has been confirmed for Australian launch, as per a report from

The Australian release will be happen around April 2016, prior to which FCA will have the 500X arriving in October and the facelifted 500 probably after the roadster.

“Our focus for the time being is on growing the Fiat line-up, with both the Fiat 500X and 124 set to launch in Australia soon, along with the updated Fiat 500,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia President and CEO, Pat Dougherty, told the Australian media last week.

“It can be a real hero car for the range. The Fiat line-up is all about fun, and the 124 suits the brand perfectly. We expect it to be a real drawcard for the Fiat brand.”

Technical details for the Fiat 124 Spider remain a mystery but we can expect the 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged petrol engine to be clubbed with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options.

A high performance Abarth variant was confirmed last week by FCA CEO (for EMEA) Alfredo Altavilla. Speculations are that the 1.75 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the Alfa Romeo 4C could be offered in a de-tuned state, but a possibility that shouldn’t be ruled out is that the 1.4-litre T-Jet turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the Abarth 595 Competizione could be offered instead.

The report stating that the Australian arrival will happen around April 2016 is a signal that the 2016 Fiat 124 Spider would have its world premiere at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Know more about the upcoming Fiat 124 Spider here.


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