Fiat of North America is creating some buzz for itself by contributing 12-foot pear trees that are temporarily planted in eight Fiat 500C cars through Sunday to participate in New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and New York Restoration Project’s MillionTreesNYC effort.
“The cars line parts of Canal Street and the Avenue of the Americas,” Fiat said. “Once the cars are removed, the trees will have a permanent home.”
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Fiat said that it is also participating to celebrate the opening of its Fiat Gallery in the SoHo arts and fashion district, 18 Wooster St., and the unveiling of the Fiat 500 Cabrio, which happened at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
Refresher: The 2012 Fiat 500C is powered by a 1.4L 16-valve MultiAir engine making 101-hp at 6,500 rpm and 98 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. Mated a to a 5-speed manual transmission, the Fiat 500C will deliver an estimated fuel-economy of 30/38 mpg (city/highway). Prices start at $19,500.
2012 Fiat 500C (U.S. Spec):
– By: Omar Rana