18 November 2010

Fiat Cinquecento

Twenty-seven years have passed since Fiat has had a presence in the United States, but the news is out that Fiat is returning to the States with the release of the 2011 Fiat Cinquecento (500) (pronounced "chinkwa-chentoe"), and it promises to compete with the MINI Cooper.  The starting price of the Fiat 500 in the States will be $15,500, about $5,000 less than a MINI Cooper  If you are in Los Angeles, you can see the car at the Los Angeles International Auto Show beginning tomorrow (November 19, 2010).

The new design of the car was released in Europe in 2007 and is very popular.

Following WWII, the Fiat 500 was Italy's answer to the VW Beetle.

Old or new, the car is damn cute!

A bit of trivia:  Most of us are unaware the MINI Cooper Clubman also existed in the 1960s.  I learned that last year when I happened upon one.

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