Fiat is kicking off the new convertible season with a hot new special edition for the 2019 124 Spider. It is called the Spider Urbana Edition and will be displayed at the New York Auto Show next week.
Based on the Classica trim level, the new limited edition cabrio comes as standard with 17-inch Black Diamond wheels wrapped in, as Fiat says, performance tires. The exterior is enhanced with dual bright exhaust tips, exterior accents in Piano Back, and a Gloss Black finish on the front pillar bar bezel, seat-back pillar, and mirror caps.
Gallery: Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition
Step inside the cabin and you’ll find more minor upgrades such as matte gray accents and Urbana leather seats, as well as a wrapped instrument cluster hood and instrument panel. Fiat says the accents on the Spider Urbana Edition create a sporty appearance, both inside and out.
“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,” Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands at FCA - North America, comments. “The new Urbana Edition offers a head-turning, custom appearance for the Fiat 124 Spider.”
That’s literally everything the Italian manufacturer has to say about the new special edition convertible, also adding that the package is available for $995 over the price of the 2019 124 Spider Classica models, which start at $25,190 MSRP (excluding destination fees). Customers interested in the model can place an order at Fiat showrooms across the country.
For the 2019 model year, aside from the Urbana Edition model, the 124 Spider is also getting three new options. There’s now a louder exhaust system, a new Veleno Appearance package, and new custom center stripes. As standard, the retro-chic roadster now comes with a reversing camera. Power continues to be provided from a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four engine with 164 horsepower (119 kilowatts).
FIAT Kicks Off Convertible Season With Introduction of New 2019 124 Spider Urbana Edition
· New 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition to be displayed at 2019 New York International Auto Show
· Urbana Edition offers sporty, unique look and feel with Piano Black-painted exterior elements and Matte Gray interior accents
· 124 Spider Urbana Edition is available for $995 on 2019 124 Spider Classica models, which start at $25,190 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) — the most affordable roadster in its class
· 2019 Fiat 124 Spider offers a number of class-leading features:
o Most powerful four-cylinder turbo engine in its class
§ FIAT is now the only lineup in the market that provides turbocharged power standard
o Best-in-class cargo volume
o Class-exclusive turbo engine
o Class-exclusive quad exhaust tips
o Both automatic and manual transmission offerings provide best-in-class highway fuel economy of 36 and 35 miles per gallon (mpg)
· Italian-designed, fun-to-drive 2019 Fiat 124 Spider lineup is available in three models: Classica, Lusso and performance-tuned Abarth
· 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition is now available in FIAT studios
· 2019 marks 120th anniversary of the FIAT brand and 70th anniversary of Abarth
April 12, 2019, Auburn Hills, Mich. - Just in time for the spring convertible season, the FIAT brand announced today the new 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition.
The Urbana Edition will offer another option for Fiat 124 Spider customers to customize their roadster with dark exterior and interior accents that create a sporty appearance. This latest addition to the Fiat Urbana lineup will be on display this month at the New York International Auto Show.
“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.”
Based off the Classica model, the Urbana Edition includes 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. The Urbana Edition 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.
About the Fiat 124 Spider
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 delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.
The Fiat 124 Spider, 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 lineup. They include a new Record Monza Exhaust, a new Veleno Appearance Group and new custom center stripes.
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 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is light and responsive with the use of an electric power-assist (dual pinion) system. NVH enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, help deliver a refined, quiet ride.
The vehicle is available with an array of safety and security features, including full LED-adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and a ParkView rear backup camera.
Technology and convenience features include Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, available Bose premium nine-speaker audio system and FIAT Connect 7.0 with a 7-inch touchscreen display.