Fiat 500 makes a come back

After 50 years, Fiat will reintroduce its Fiat 500 car on July 4th, 2007. The Fiat 500 measures just 165 cm wide, 149 cm tall with a wheelbase of 230 cm. It comes in three engine choices including a 1.3 liter 16v MultiJet turbodiesel engine producing 75 horsepower. a 1.2 liter 8v engine producing 69 horsepower and a 1.4 16v engine producing 100 horsepower. The Fiat 500 will be available immediately after its launch.

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Press Release:

Fifty years ago, on 4 July 1957, Fiat introduced the Nuova Fiat 500, which became an icon of our times, and with which Fiat completed a revival that had begun immediately after the Second World War. This summer, on 4 July 2007, exactly 50 years later, and once again in Turin, the company will be presenting its new Fiat 500, which will go on sale immediately after the launch. This new car will also mark an important cycle of revival for Fiat Automobiles SpA. Developed by the Fiat Style Centre and manufactured in Fiat”s Tychy (Poland) plant, the new 500 is a 3-door model with very compact measurements: 355 cm long,

165 cm wide, 149 cm tall and a wheelbase of 230 cm. Produced with three engine options: a 75 bhp 1.3 16v MultiJet turbodiesel and two petrol engines, a 69 bhp 1.2 8v and a 100 bhp 1.4 16v, with five or six speed manual gearboxes, the new Fiat 500 is designed to be notably entertaining to drive.

The new car”s arrival confirms Fiat Automobiles SpA”s undisputed leadership in this category ““ a result of the company”s extraordinary heritage of technical, design and human experience accumulated over more than a century ““ and the new Fiat 500 takes a quality leap forward in terms of comfort and safety, technology and equipment for this segment.

Source: Fiat