Thursday, June 2, 2011

2012 Fiat 500 Convertible

The Fiat 500 clothtop is likely to steal the hearts of California dreamers in need of a grocery-getter and a refreshed tan. Like the 500 launching right now, the open-top model (the lid is more like a giant fabric sunroof that exposes all passengers to the sky) will get Fiat's 1.4-liter, 101-hp MultiAir four-cylinder and a five-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic. You'll have to wait for the hotter Abarth version of the 500 if you demand more urgency, and there's no word whether there might one day be a souped-up convertible version of the 500. Pricing is still TBD, but with the base 500 going for $15,500, it's possible the Convertible will sell for $19,000 or less.

Read more: Best New Cars for 2012 - 12 Cool Cars Worth Waiting For - Popular Mechanics

1 comment:

  1. The Fiat 500 is the best of the modern tributes to the original out there today, Fiat did a great job in comparison to BMW who (in my opinion) ruined an icon. Of all the city cars out there today the 500 is streaks ahead of its competitors.