The new Fiat 500, revival of a 50 year old "macchina
Introduction of the 1957 Nuova Fiat 500
On July 4, 1957, in Turin, Fiat presented the
Nuova Fiat 500, a real icon of our times, with which Fiat concluded a
revival that had begun straight after the Second World War. On July 4,
2007, exactly 50 years later, again in Turin, Fiat will present the new
Fiat 500 which will be marketed immediately after the launch. And the
new car will conclude an equally important cycle of revival for Fiat
The 2007 New Fiat 500
The new 500 is the most up-to-date solution for
the motorist who ‘enjoys’ his car in complete freedom, appreciates it
for day-to-day use, but also wishes to drive a car that is entertaining
and practical, environmentally-friendly and accessible, but also
appealing and full of fun.
Developed by the Fiat Style Centre and
manufactured in the plant in Tychy (Poland), the new 500 is a 3-door
model with very compact measurements: it is 355 cm long, 165 cm wide,
149 cm tall and has a wheelbase of 230 cm.
The car is extremely entertaining to drive, due
to its three engines: a 75 bhp 1.3 16v Multijet turbodiesel unit and two
petrol engines, the 69 bhp 1.2 8v and the 100 bhp 1.4 16v, all of which
are available with five or six speed mechanical gearboxes.
The model confirms Fiat Automobiles SpA’s
undisputed leadership in this category - a result of its extraordinary
heritage of technical, design and human experience accumulated in over a
century - and it takes a quality leap forward in terms of comfort and
safety, technology and equipment for this segment.