According to three company sources, Fiat will offer a four-door version of the 500 subcompact in North America. The four-door version of the Fiat 500 will arrive in Europe at the end of 2011 but timing for the United States is still uncertain.
Later this week, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler and Fiat, and other executives will outline Fiat’s 5-year plan in Turin, Italy. The plans for a four-door 500 may or may not be announced, sources say, but it has been approved.
The Fiat 500 will be available in North America with a 1.4L Multiair engine in the 4th-quarter of 2010. Chrysler recently announced that it will also offer a pure electric version of the Fiat 500 in the U.S. in 2012.
– By: Kap Shah
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