People who have followed my blog already know that the Fiat 500 will be available at the end of the year, but now that the main street media has picked it up it's front page news, LOL! For the record, I reported the December 2010 date on June 1, 2009 here.
Below is a list of launch dates for the Fiat 500.
The US launch dates for the various models of the Fiat 500 are:
Fiat 500: December 2010; production starts December 13, 2010**
Fiat 500 Abarth: Unveiling 2011 LA Auto Show, Nov 16-17********, availability first quarter 2012*******
Fiat 500C Abarth: 2013 model year. LA Auto Show unveil , availability first quarter 2013*********
Fiat 500EV: 2013 model year* 2012 LA Auto Show unveil
Fiat 500L: 2012 LA Auto Show unveil, mid 2013 availability as 2014 model
Fiat 500X Crossover: Production begins Sept 2014, intro LA Auto Show, Showroom 1st Quarter 2015
Fiat 124: Intro 2015 LA Auto Show. Showroom Summer 2016
These dates are from the various Chrysler sources. Of course, dates can change, but as of now, let's go with these.
A quick link to this post will be on the upper left corner of my blog under "Popular Topics" and I'll update this post with new information as we go forward.
Fiat North America is going to begin taking reservations for the first batch of US Fiat 500s. Called the Prima Edizione (First Edition), these will be a limited production of among the first Fiat 500s produced for the North American market. There will only be 500 of the Prima Edizione produced and it is bound to be a collectors item.
*April 12, 2010...Added Fiat 500EV launch date, **June 15, 2010...Added production dates, ***July 19, 2010...Added Prima Edizione info, ****August 15, 2010...Added unveiling info, *****November 4, 2010...Added pricing date, ******January 30, 2011... Added public availability, ******* January 30, 2011... Revised availability date,********July 24, 2011...Abarth unveiling date added, ********* November 8, 2012... Abarth 500c unveil date added
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