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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fiat 124 Spider News

Some news while we wait for the Fiat 124 Spider to arrive at Fiat Studios this summer. Sources inside the company confirm the Fiat 124 Spider Lusso edition will now be available with a manual transmission!

Preliminary information at the 124 Spider's introduction last November at the LA Auto Show was the base Classica edition was to have a manual transmission, and the premium Lusso model would only be available in Automatic. News of the manual transmission availability in the Lusso model will be welcome news for manual trans enthusiasts.

Clarification and a heads-up
Some folks that visited the NY Auto Show in March to check out the new 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth have mentioned the car appeared to lack the paddle shifters. We can confirm the vehicle did indeed have paddle shifters, and while they are easy to reach and use from the driver's seat, they can be difficult to see from outside the car.

Fiat 124 Spider Paddle Shifters

Also, badging on the pre-production 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth and other details were not finalized at the time of the show, so we may see some differences on the production car. Stay tuned...

This is getting exciting! We'll have details coming shortly.

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