Fiat 500 Coming To Australia

The Fiat 500 is back, the car which took Fiat to stardom with its release in 1957 will make its Australian debut at the Sydney Motor Show in October.
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Fiat expects the car to be on sale in February 2008.

This car is built in Poland, it is 355 cm long, 165 cm wide, 149 cm tall and has a wheelbase of 230 cm. This is going to be one of the smallest baby cars on the market. The choice of engines include a

  • a 75 bhp 1.3 16v Multijet turbo diesel unit
  • a 69 bhp 1.2 8v
  • a 100 bhp 1.4 16v,
2008 Fiat 500

All three engines will be available with a five-six speed manual gearbox.

As for the price?

"It is too early to talk about exact pricing, but the 500 would have to be positioned below the Fiat Punto." Edward Rowe, of Ateco Automotive, (Importers of Fiat vehicles in Australia).

Given the price difference to the punto, we expect the Fiat 500 to be sitting priced around $16,990 (plus on roads).

Old Fiat 500

If we look at the Old Fiat 500 you will notice that Fiat have kept the basic principle of the car alive. Fiat are so keen on keeping to tradition that the new Fiat 500 will be released exactly 50 years (to the day) after the original was released on the 4th of July 1957. The car will go on sale in Europe shortly after its debut.