2016 Fiat Spider will be introduced either at the Frankfurt Auto Show or at the LA Auto Show, is going on sale until next year, although we have no clue as to when. You would think it would be in the summer seeing as though this is the ideal time to market a vehicle without a roof. Fiat clearly wants to set its 2016 Fiat Spider apart and so we cannot wait to see what they come up with.
2016 Fiat Spider New Platform
2016 Fiat Spider will be based on the MX-5’s platform and be built alongside it in Japan, the Italian brand will give the convertible its own bodywork and styling. The Italian version of the MX-5 was originally earmarked to wear an Alfa Romeo badge, but Fiat brass decided that Alfas needed to be developed in-house and built in Italy. The decision was then made to give the Fiat brand the convertible instead, though details on what form it will take and what engines will be offered remain a mystery.
The next 2016 Fiat Spider is built on a Mazda-developed front-engine, rear-drive platform that makes ample use of Mazda’s parts bin. The Miata will come with fuel-efficient Skyactiv four-cylinder engines. Top-of-the-line versions will make around 200 horsepower, and a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission will be standard.
2016 Fiat Spider Engine and Price
2016 Fiat Spider well be Fiat’s 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which does not sound overly impressive, although we have to assume that a turbo would have to be used in order to generate more power, and in doing so increase its performance. Another difference from the Mazda MX-5 could be the seating layout. It’s still unknown whether the 2016 Fiat Spider will be a two-seat car or a 2+2 convertible, like the original 124 Sport Spider sold by Fiat between 1966 and 1980. As for pricing, it should be in the same area as the 2016 MX-5 Miata’s base price of $25,735.