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Abarth 124 Spider (2016 – 2019)

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Abarth 124 Spider (2016 – 2019)

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    Summary


    The Abarth 124 Spider was a performance model based on the Fiat 124 Spider, which in turn is based on the Mazda MX-5. It was launched in Summer 2016 and discontinued in 2019.

    Along with the Fiat version, the Abarth 124 Spider was only in production for about three years before being discontinued in the wake of low sales and the development costs required to meet new emissions regulations.

    The Abarth 124 Spider received mixed scores from the UK motoring media, ranging from average to outstanding. It was praised for its driving dynamics and improvements over the original Mazda MX-5 base, but was criticised for being significantly more expensive than its Fiat and Mazda relatives.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Small roadster
    Engine: petrol
    Price when new: From £29,780

    Launched: Summer 2016
    Last updated: –
    Discontinued: Spring 2019


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    The Abarth 124 Spider was never crash tested by Euro NCAP during its production life. The Mazda MX-5 upon which it’s based was tested in 2015 and was awarded a four-star rating, but this score does not transfer to either the Fiat 124 or the Abarth 124 models.

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    No eco rating

    The Abarth 124 Spider was never lab tested for emissions and pollution levles by Green NCAP during its production life.

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    Abarth 124 Spider (2016 - 2019)The Abarth 124 Spider was a performance version of the Fiat 124 that received mixed UK reviews, ranging from average to outstanding.