The 2015 Alfa Romeo Spider hits the U.S. market later this year.

The 2015 Alfa Romeo Spider hits the U.S. market later this year.

Spring is here and Chrysler Fiat celebrated the season by showing off its new vehicles at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.

Those attending got to see everything from the world’s fastest muscle cars to the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks to seductive Italian sports cars, said Chrysler Fiat spokeswoman Lisa Barrow.

Attendees had the chance to get a close look at the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.

“The all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and seductive Italian style now with the enhanced exhilaration of open-air motoring,” Barrow said.

The 4C Spider is handcrafted in Modena, Italy, and features a Formula 1 inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis for an incredible power-to-weight ratio, plus an all-aluminum 1750 cc turbocharged engine that delivers supercar-level performance and 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.1 seconds.

The 2016 Fiat 500X was also on display. Barrow said the vehicle combines “authentic Italian design and engaging driving dynamics, together with an advanced all-wheel-drive system, unmatched functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features.”

Also on display were the 2015 Ram Laramie Limited and Rebel, which were designed to offer even higher levels of refinement and attention to detail than the standard Ram, Barrow said.

2015 Jeep Renegade was also at the show, Barrow said. It’s an important vehicle to Fiat Chrysler because it expands the brand’s vehicle lineup, entering the growing small sport-utility-vehicle segment, while “staying true to the Jeep brand’s adventurous lifestyle and 4×4 capability.”

Fiat Chrysler also displayed its muscle car heritage in New York with its line up of 2015 Dodge Challenger Shaker models.

These hemi-powered cars, Barrow said, are designed to deliver maximum performance and Dodge muscle-car heritage to the brand’s lineup. Shaker models celebrate 45 years of the functional “cold-air grabbing” hood scoop, Barrow said, that “shakes” with the “legendary hemi V8 engine’s movement.”

Part of the muscle display included Fiat Chrysler’s Ultimate Performance Machines from Dodge and SRT vehicles, Barrow said. That meant that both the 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – the world’s quickest, fastest and most powerful muscle car, and Charger SRT Hellcat – the world’s quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan, were there for New Yorkers to see.

And if that’s not enough excitement from Dodge, the ultimate American supercar, the 2015 Dodge Viper was on hand was well, Barrow said.

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