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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?
 

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When I had the opportunity to drive Spiders, the first thing I did after starting the motor was to shut off the radio. The car makes its own joyous noises, and that was what I wanted to hear.

Footnote: I suppose I should have paid better attention to whether the Bose system offered sufficiently improved sound quality to opt for the Premium (Lusso) or Luxury (Abarth) Collection.
 

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This is an odd subject... Of course the 124 spider wouldnt directly get 4G LTE from FCA... it uses the radio from mazda... It doesnt use Uconnect. It uses Fiat Connect which is the rebranded Mazda Connect.

Id like to see the next gen have Uconnect in it.
 

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This is an odd subject... Of course the 124 spider wouldnt directly get 4G LTE from FCA... it uses the radio from mazda... It doesnt use Uconnect. It uses Fiat Connect which is the rebranded Mazda Connect.

Id like to see the next gen have Uconnect in it.
Meaning this has no relevance to the 124 I presume... ? :|
 
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