To mark the 60th anniversary of the iconic Fiat 500, the Italian carmaker is launching a special edition 500 convertible - priced from £19,240 OTR.
That’s for the 1.2, 69hp model while the 0.9 TwinAir 85hp costs from £20,500 OTR and the 0.9 TwinAir 105hp will cost from £21,000 OTR. The special edition comes with a grey fabric roof and Dolcevita bi-colour paintwork, combining tri-coat white for the body of the car and pastel ivory for the bonnet and pillars. Chrome mirror covers and special 16-inch alloy wheels, with white diamond finish, complete the look and pay homage to the styling cues of the original Fiat 500. It will be badged with vintage Fiat logos and a bespoke 500-60th icon, with the red ‘6’ and ‘0’ incorporated into the last two figures of the 500 logo.
Inside, a bordeaux vinyl dashboard and vintage Fiat logo clad steering wheel complement the retro inspired ivory leather seats, with contrasting bordeaux piping, ivory leather gear knob, bespoke floor mats and 500-60th kickplates.
While the styling pays tribute to the original 500, its standard technology remains up-to-date with a multi-function steering wheel, 7-inch HD Uconnect Radio Live touchscreen system with Bluetooth, satellite navigation and USB and AUX IN ports, rain and dusk sensors, cruise control, automatic climate control, fog lights and rear parking sensors. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also both available as standard. They enable access to smartphone applications directly from the 7-inch screen of the Uconnect system, integrated in the central console.
The choice of three petrol engines are available with a manual or Dualogic gearbox, and - in the case of the 0.9-litre TwinAir with 85hp and Dualogic gearbox - CO2 emissions come in at 88g/km while returning 74.3mpg on the combined cycle.
More than six million Fiat 500s have been sold globally in the past six decades. Only 250 units of this model will make their way to the UK, and the first 60 units built will be completed with an individually numbered limited edition plate and certificate of authenticity. The launch of the 500-60th forms part of the Fiat 500’s 60th anniversary celebrations. “Forever Young” will celebrate Fiat 500 models from the past and present. First customer deliveries are expected from 4th July.