New Little Fiat 500c Cabrio Brings Fun
Fiat is taking the ‘New World’ by storm with the hottest thing since the Vespa scooter to land in America the Fiat 500 and 500c Cabrio.
The first “Nuova Cinquecento” debuted in the summer of 1957 as a cabriolet model and offered a distinctive canvas roof that opened right down the middle to the rear of the vehicle. Fast forward 54 years and Fiat builds on the brand’s spirit of building world class small cars that ignite a “spirit of the times through simple design.”
Sporting unique but modern Italian styling, the new 500c continues Fiat’s legacy of all season performance, fuel efficient powertrain options and interior comfort for four. We received quite a few stares just about e pandora charms uk verywhere we went in the little cabrio, a very metro friendly car. Street parking is a snap and visibility all around is good top up or down.
Powering the 500 is a sprite little 1.4 liter 16 valve four cylinder engine with Fiat’s MultiAir fuel saving and emissions reducing technology that delivers 101 hp, 98 lb. ft. of torque and 38 mpg when mated to the five speed manual gearbox. in two models: Pop or Lounge. Pop is designed for individuals who want Italian style and efficiency (read: base model) while Lounge reflects those with a more fashion oriented lifestyle and are attracted to premium amenities.
There are more than 500,000 ways to stylize and personalize the new Fiat 500c and a full line of Fiat accessories is available through MOPAR outlets. Fiat has also introduced a special Gucci edition 500.
“In just a few short months, the Fiat 500 already is becoming a favorite wi pandora charms uk th young buyers who recognize all that the new Fiat has to offer,” said Laura Soave, Head of the FIAT Brand for North America. “The new Fiat 500 is affordable transportation that is safe, practical and with a 38 mpg high pandora charms uk way rating, easy on the wallet for high school and college students on a budget. It also has great looks and performance.”
New Fiat 500 Named Top Safety Pick
And just this week, the new Fiat has been named a “Top Safety Pick” for 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The IIHS recognizes vehicles th pandora charms uk at demonstrate “good” performance in front, side, rollover, and rear crash test evaluations performed at its Vehicle Research Center. Vehicles must also have electronic stability control, a standard feature on all Fiat 500 models.
The 2012 Fiat 500 also has seven standard airbags for enhanced passenger protection. These include driver and front passenger advanced multi stage air bags, driver’s knee air bag, full length side curtain air bags, and standard seat mounted side pelvic thorax air bags for enhanced passenger protection. Reactive head restraints that deploy in the event of a rear collision to minimize the space between the driver and passenger’s head and the front head restraints also are standard. High strength steel door beams offer additional protection in the event of a side impact.