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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fiat 500 Wins Travel + Leisure's Annual Design Award

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The Fiat 500 has done it again! In what by now can be considered an endless stream of awards, the Fiat 500 has just added another to its trophy case. This time it has been named “Best Car” in Travel + Leisure’s Annual Design Awards.

The new Fiat 500 has accumulated more than 17 U.S. and 80 international awards since its debut, recognizing its design, engineering, driving dynamics and fuel efficiency.

Fiat press release below:

New 2012 Fiat 500 Named “Best Car” in Travel + Leisure’s Annual Design Awards Issue
  • Travel + Leisure Design Awards recognize thoughtful design that improve the travel experience
  • New 2012 Fiat 500 models deliver contemporary Italian styling, beautiful craftsmanship and city-friendly proportions combined with intelligent adaptations for American roads.
  • New 1.4-liter engine with state-of-the-art MultiAir® technology, invented and patented by FIAT, delivers power, fuel efficiency and refinement
  • Starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $15,500

February 15, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Known for providing its readers with insight into the authentic, the innovative and the irresistible, Travel + Leisure named the new 2012 Fiat 500 “Best Car” in its eighth annual “Travel + Leisure Design Awards.” The 2012 Travel + Leisure Design Awards recognize new products, buildings and destinations that improve the travel experience through thoughtful design.

Fiat 500 Dashboard

“The Design Awards jury applauded the Fiat 500 for its effortless combination of compact practicality with a real sense of style, speed, and fun,” said Luke Barr, News Director of Travel + Leisure.


The Fiat 500 will be featured in the March issue of Travel + Leisure – available on newsstands February 17 and is currently online at Travel+ Leisure Design Awards 2012. In addition, the Fiat 500 will be recognized at the Travel + Leisure Design Awards event on March 7 at Department in Berlin, Germany.


“We are extremely honored to win the ‘Best Car’ Design Award title from Travel + Leisure – as the 2012 Fiat 500 offers a unique combination of Italian design, driving fun and efficiency at an unbeatable value,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North America. “In addition, our open-air Fiat 500 Cabrio, the exclusive 500 and 500c by Gucci models and the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth provide drivers with the best of Italian style and driving excitement.”



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