Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fiat 500

In 2007, Fiat released a modern copy of the original rear-engined Fiat 500 from 1957, and if you look at both cars side by side, not much has changed it seems.

But lack of change doesn't necessarily equal bad: the new Fiat 500 was instantly popular. It took Fiat about three weeks to sell a whole production year worth of cars (58.000 units to be precise), and production had to be increased drastically to keep up with demand.

It's not hard to see why: the Fiat 500 is almost as iconic as the original, and it is a really nice car. Besides the standard versions, there are several special editions, as well as special versions - most notably by Abarth, which I'll post tomorrow. For now, here are some shots of the standard Fiat 500.

A small bit of trivia about the first picture: during the presentation of the Fiat 500, all new Fiat 500s were covered with a cloth resembling the old version. Pretty neat!

... a few interior shots ...

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