FIAT To Debut 124 Spider Later This Year

When customers walk into Cal’s FIAT of Monterrey, they are treated to a range of stylish vehicles that all, essentially, derive from the standard 2015 FIAT 500. While there’s nothing wrong with developing variations of a vehicle that has worked well for decades, the reality is that eventually an automaker is going to want to provide a little more variety.

Well, if all goes according to plan over the course of the next year, that variety could be coming in what will amount to a very different type of new FIAT car for American consumers. The FIAT 124 Spider has been rumored for months now as a potential small convertible roadster, but FIAT North America chief Jason Stoicevich recently told Edmunds that the vehicle is, in fact, happening, and that it could debut at an auto show later this year. Apparently it’s down to either the Frankfurt Motor Show in September or the L.A. Auto Show in December, but either way it should be only 4-6 months before we get our first really good view of this game-changing FIAT automobile.

All that said, we have no idea what this vehicle is going to look like or what type of engine it’s going to pack (or anything else about it, really), but we’re incredibly excited about the prospect of diversifying the FIAT model line. The goal would be to sell these little roadsters sometime in 2016, but for now we’ll just be happy to get a gander at the new 124 Spider later this year!

Stop by Cal’s FIAT of Monterrey if you’d like the latest information about this speedy FIAT vehicle. We’d also be happy to show you around our current inventory of new and used FIAT vehicles so stop by our dealership soon for a test drive!

FIAT Introduces 500c 1957 Edition

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year already since the 2015 FIAT 500 1957 Edition was originally released, but twelve months have in fact gone by and FIAT felt that was enough time to justify the release of a variant on that special edition: the 2015 FIAT 500c 1957 Edition.

The subtle difference in the two model names, in case you hadn’t noticed, is the letter “c,” which in this case denotes “convertible.” Just like the standard version of the 1957 Edition, the 500c will feature sport-tuned suspension, throwback badging, a leather interior and some special exterior colors, but adding a cloth drop-top makes a massive difference for California buyers looking to combine retro flair with open air.

“We continue to expand the FIAT lineup,” said Jason Stoicevich, head of FIAT Brand for North America. “The FIAT 500 1957 Edition celebrates the spirit of the original 1957 Nuova 500, and with the arrival of a cabrio version, we are adding open-air fun to the iconic Italian-designed FIAT 500 1957 Edition.”

For those that have never driven a 500c, the drop-top is incredibly easy to use. It’s a cloth cover attached to motors in the top part of the frame, so all a driver has to do is hit a button and back it rolls. The same button pulls it back up when the driver is finished using it.

Generally speaking, the 500c is a FIAT car practically handmade for summers in California, but the 500c 1957 Edition only adds to the fun, and we can’t see anything wrong with that.

 

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