Fiat 500 sales this year continue their upward trend, with February 2013 sales of the Fiat 500 setting an all time high for the month. Sales of the Fiat 500 last month were 3,302, up 2 percent over last year's February sales and is the 12th consecutive month that the 500 has set a sales record. Additionally, February's sales figure shows a 32 percent increase over January's sales, bringing the year to date total of all Fiat 500 models sold in the US to 5,805, a 13 percent increase over the same period last year.
Last month saw Fiat showcasing the new Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio, along with the upcoming Fiat 500L and 500e all electric vehicle on the auto show circuits. Big news in February was the Fiat 500 Abarth was awarded MotorWeek's Driver's Choice Award for Best Sport Coupe. Here is what they had to say about the 500 Abarth:
"Despite the return of the affordable rear-wheel-drive sports car at Subaru and Scion, it’s actually a front driver that gets our nod for Best Sport Coupe, the Fiat 500 Abarth.
And that’s because even with front-wheel-drive, it tackles the road better. The Abarth looks mean, sounds great, and of course, handles way better than any of us expected. All while getting 34 miles-per-gallon, offering a surprising amount of storage space, and costing a couple grand less than the FR-S and BRZ."
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Source: Fiat USA, MotorWeek