Press Kit: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat 124 Spider Timeline

November 1966 – Fiat 124 Spider debuted at the Turin Auto Show
 
1968 – First Spider sold in the U.S. market
 
1975 – Produced exclusively for the U.S. market after immense sales success there
 
1979 – Renamed the Spider 2000
 
1981 – Pininfarina took over the entire production process of the vehicle. Sales in Europe resumed
 
1982 – Production of Fiat and Pininfarina Spiders overlapped as Fiat built the last Spider 2000 models and Pininfarina began production of its own version, sold in the U.S. as the Pininfarina Spider Azzurra and in Europe as the Pininfarina Spidereuropa
 
1985 – Production of the model line ended after nearly 200,000 Spiders had been built, three-quarters of which were for the U.S. market
 
November 2015 – Legendary nameplate returns nearly 50 years later with the global debut of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider at the Los Angeles Auto Show
 

About FIAT Brand
Head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT.  That philosophy is embodied by the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Born in Italy and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is now sold in more than 100 countries.
 
In North America, the Fiat 500 was introduced in March 2011 and was soon followed by the Fiat 500c (Cabrio), the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, the fully electric Fiat 500e, the five-passenger Fiat 500L and the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X crossover. The FIAT brand continued its expansion with the introduction of the Fiat 124 Spider, a revival of the iconic roadster that combines Italian style, performance and engaging driving dynamics. 

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