There may be some 124 Spiders produced for MY 2021 after all, but the end is near

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photo of the Maserati Alfieri as presented back in 2014

According to Hotcars, Mazda will still be producing a few batches of  124 Spiders on their Miata assembly line as 2021 models, so the Spider isn’t done yet.  It remains to be seen which ports these cars will be shipped to though, and as Hotcars states:

… the 2021 124 Spider Abarth will need a serious marketing team to dethrone its opponents.

It has been confirmed that dealers can still take deposits for special-order 2021 124 Spiders from the factory for customers.

My Fiat dealer also sells Maserati and Alfa Romeos, so even if they are not allocated any sales bank 2021 Spiders (I think they still have a handful of 2019s to sell), the Maserati Alfieri (shown above), which I think looks so much like a conceptual hardtop version of our Spider, will soon be proudly displayed in the dealer’s showroom.

Equipped with a 4.7L V8 Ferrari engine, the Alfieri is expected to hit the streets by the beginning of 2021. First introduced in 2014, the concept car is finally becoming commercially available.

As an effort to revive the Maserati brand, the FCA decided to keep the luxurious aspect that naturally comes with a Maserati (unlike Ford with Jaguar). The Alfieri will be competing with low-grade Ferraris, Lamborghinis, as well as the BMW M6 and the AMG C63 S.

[UPDATE 12/15/2020]
As for new Spiders, one is in the works from Maserati  –  the MC20 Spider, a full-electric planned for MY 2022, according to this article.

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[UPDATE 11/21/2020]
After reading this article today, where they’re auctioning off the last 124 Spider produced for the Japanese market, I think it’s safe to assume that there won’t be anymore coming out of the Hiroshima facility, so any new arrivals at the ports (if any), will be the last ones. The article doesn’t state what model year was assigned to these last vehicles though (2020 or 2021?).

P.S.
I love some of the sketches that were assembled for this “Sayonara” charity event!

4 thoughts on “There may be some 124 Spiders produced for MY 2021 after all, but the end is near

  1. Thanks for sharing this.

    I wonder, however, where exactly in the Hotcars article they say that new batches are to be produced? Sorry if missed that piece.

    I was under the impression that already produced cars is all that is and will be available.

    Cheers, jayrock

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    • The Spiders (and Miatas) are only produced at the Mazda factory in Hiroshima, Japan. Typically, MY 2021 production would normally have commenced around July of this year, and those couldn’t have been delivered yet, so as I said (if the article is correct), there may be a few more coming. Since sales of 2020s were kinda’ dismal in the U.S., we may not, in fact, be getting any more though…

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  2. The FCA code guides only show the 500X as a 2021 Fiat model for the U.S. market.
    The Hotcars article refers specifically to the Abarth, so maybe a few will be produced for other markets.

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  3. After reading this article, where they’re auctioning off the last 124 Spider produced for the Japanese market, I think it’s safe to assume that there won’t be anymore coming out of the Hiroshima facility, so any new arrivals at the ports (if any), will be the last ones. The article doesn’t state what model year was assigned to the vehicle though (2020 or 2021?).
    https://www.carscoops.com/2020/11/final-abarth-124-spider-for-japan-is-being-auctioned-off-for-charity/

    P.S.
    I love some of the sketches that were assembled for this “Sayonara” charity event!

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