The Japanese unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will display eight models, two each from four brands — Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep and Abarth at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
Of the eight, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March, will be making its Japan premiere.
The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider combines open-air driving pleasure and the sporty character of the award-winning 4C Coupe.
Overall performance is superbly enhanced with numerous features designed to hone and improve each drive. Four-mode Alfa D.N.A. gives drivers the ability to create a customized vehicle experience according to driving conditions or desired responsiveness.
The car is made up of the most high-tech materials in automotive engineering. The monocoque body of the 4C Spider is a single piece of carbon fiber similar to those of supercars, while its crankcase and its front and rear frames combine the strength, rigidity and lightweight properties of aluminum. Sheet molded compound is used for the outer body panels and is 20 percent lighter and more stable than steel — and doesn’t rust.
The 4C Spider is equipped with an Alfa TCT 6-speed automatic transmission with a twin clutch and paddle shifters, a solution that combines the instant power of a sequential shift with all the convenience of an automatic. The car also comes with a launch control, allowing for the car to reach maximum acceleration as the system controls the transmission, traction and power.
The Fiat 500X “Black Tie,” an alluring show car based on Fiat’s new crossover, explores a new dimension of the 500, in which style, substance and quintessential Italian design characterize a comfortable, high-performance car that is always connected to the world.
The showcased eight models also include the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Fiat 500, Jeep Renegade, Jeep Wrangler, Abarth 695 Biposto and Abarth 595.
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