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Free party to launch Fiat’s new 124 Spider

NEWPORT and CARDIFF folk are invited to free events being held this Saturday (September 10, 2016) at car dealerships in the cities to celebrate the launch of the new Fiat 124 Spider.

Wessex Garages on Newport Retail Park and on Penarth Road in Cardiff have organised parties with a variety of activities available at each branch including disco, face painting, retro sweets plus free ice-cream and nibbles to unveil the new Italian roadster on Saturday, September 10 from 10am until 4pm.

Martin Watts, General Manager at the Newport dealership, explained: “We’re very excited to have the new 124 Spider at our dealership for people to take a closer look at. To mark the launch and celebrate 50 years of the unveiling of the original Fiat 124 Spider in Turin in 1966 we decided to host a party.

“It will be fun for all the family with a disco, and at our Newport branch we have the added extra of a Mr Whippy ice-cream van and a children’s face painter. Staff across the branches will be wearing retro clothing on the day to get in the spirit and we will also be handing out retro sweets. As well as all this we will also have props for visitors to use when doing a selfie in the new Spider.

“The new Fiat 124 Spider is a stunning vehicle. It brings the authentic, Italian roadster driving experience to a whole new generation of British enthusiasts. It is powered by a 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo Petrol engine producing 140hp. It can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in just 7.5 seconds and has a top speed is 134mph.”

All UK Fiat 124 Spiders include air conditioning, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, cruise control, alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity and keyless start.

The Fiat 124 Spider launch party will take place at Wessex Garages at Newport Retail Park on Saturday, September 10 from 10am until 4pm.

Wessex Garages has outlets in Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester and Newport, which specialises in new and used car sales across South Wales and the South West.

For more information, please call Wessex Garages at Newport Retail Park on 01633 745 034, follow us on Twitter at or log on to

Andy Wright, Fiat Business Manager at Wessex Garages, with the new Fiat 124 Spider.