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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The US Fiat 500 in brief



While I go through pages of documents provided by Fiat, here's a brief overview of the 2012 Fiat 500. Just to let everyone in on something, the 500 has been UPGRADED for the US market, yes, for once we get the good stuff. I'll have more on this soon.

Here's the overview, courtesy of Chrysler Media:

New Fiat 500 Brings Italian Style Blended with World-class Craftsmanship, Efficiency and Technology to the USA

*New 2012 Fiat 500 delivers contemporary styling, beautiful craftsmanship, city-friendly proportions and timeless value

*Intelligently adapted for American roads, the Fiat 500 offers engaging driving dynamics, high quality and advanced technology, perfectly balanced with iconic Italian design

New 1.4-liter engine with state-of-the-art MultiAir® technology, invented and patented by Fiat *Group, delivers power, fuel efficiency and refinement

*Three models, 14 exterior colors and 14 unique seat color and material combinations will allow customers to configure ‘their own’ Fiat 500

*Standard four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and four years of unlimited roadside assistance

*Starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $15,500

*Customers can now configure their own Fiat 500 at Fiat USA's website here.


2012 Fiat 500 Specifications

3 comments:

Eric said...

Any word on the official MPG figures?

Anonymous said...

What's the apx. gas mileage expected?

Frankie said...

Hello, I'm writing from Italy. Reading various magazines and websites, the actual kilometers per liter here is about 16-17 for a 1.4 mulitjet petroil engine. I don't whether it's the same engine as in the states. This figure is based on an average of mixed road consumption (city, freeway & outer city). If you do the math and convert is to MPG you 40 and over. The declared consumption by the manufacturer is always higher. At least 20% or even higher. I don't know why, but this is the same with any car manufactuer here in Europe. I am putting a link of an Italian website that made the test drive. Good luck and enjoy you new fiat 500! It's a great car. Fiat is selling tons of them here and in Europe.

http://www.alvolante.it/prova/fiat_500c_13_multijet