Like cellphones, 3G internet just isn’t enough anymore and everyone wants to get connected with 4G LTE technology. The same could apply to the automotive world.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have been mulishly soldiering on with in-car 3G internet instead of 4G LTE that their competitors are moving towards. Luckily for FCA fans, the automaker has announced their plan to move into the 21st century and bring 4G LTE connectivity to their vehicles. The new 4G LTE network will maximize coverage, increase responsiveness and offer higher-speed connectivity.
Bad news is, the 124 Spider is not listed as one of them. The update will start with the 2017 Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and Chrysler 300. These three models are equipped with fourth generation Uconnect 8.4 and 8.4 Nav systems, meaning only vehicles with 8.4-inch screens will get access to LTE. The 124 Spider is just 1.4 inches too small with a 7-inch touchscreen mounted on the top of the dashboard and there may not be a way for current owners to upgrade their system for 4G compatibility.
FCA hasn’t mentioned how much the new connection would cost or if it’ll be become available with other models. But, you could have 4G LTE network connectivity with the 124 Spider would you want it?