Italian icon If you thought the most iconic cars in The French Connection were the Minis, you weren´t
watching closely enough. On the crowded streets of Turin in 1969, one car dominates – the Fiat 500 – the small, affordable car that put millions of people behind the wheel and changed Mediterranean driving forever.
ike the Mini and the VW Beetle, the retro appeal of the 500 remains strong, and when Fiat first released the modern 500 in 2007 it perfectly captured the essence of the original, with cute styling, tiny city car dimensions and fun to rev engines. Since then it’s been a great seller for the Italian brand, and continues to sell well today, with its fashionable image and low running costs attracting plenty of buyers. Eight years on from its launch in 2007, Fiat treat-
ed the 500 to a facelift in mid-2015. The updated 500 goes on sale in September 2015 with no price rises over the outgoing version and initially there’s a threestrong range. There’s still the same choice of engines, though they are now all Euro 6 emissions compliant. So there’s a 69bhp 1.2-litre petrol, the peppy 0.9-litre Twinair, which is available with 85 or 105bhp, or a 95bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet unit. There are few cars that are so chic as the 500. And more 1.5 million customers can’t be wrong, either.
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The Fiat 500 is a modern-day reboot of the original 500, which was launched in 1957 and captured the hearts and minds of the public. The current version is much bigger than the original, but it’s clearly a Fiat 500 with its charming curvy lines, up-right stance and cute circular headlamps. The 500’s dashboard is also painted the same colour as the exterior – a nice carry over from the original.
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