New car registrations figures for October released today show that the Fiat 500 has entered the top 10 best sellers list for the first time since its launch in January 2008.
The popular Fiat 500 sold 2,989 units in October which is a massive increase on October last year. Andrew Humberstone the managing director of Fiat Group Automobiles UK Ltd said “This is an incredible result for the Fiat 500 which we are, of course, delighted with, interest in this car has been sky high ever since we launched it here less than two years ago. “The popularity of this superb vehicle speaks for itself and, with the launch this summer of the fantastic 500C, and the option of Start&Stop bringing further environmental benefits to the range, we’re sure we will see the Fiat 500 making even greater inroads into the UK small car market.”
The Fiat 500 was recently voted best supermini by readers of What Car. It is available with a choice of three frugal, ultra-low emissions, Euro 5-ready engines: 69 bhp 1.2-litre and 100bhp 1.4-litre petrol, or 75 bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel, the new Fiat 500 can be ordered in three different trim levels Pop, Sport and Lounge. With a starting price of just £8,700 on the road, the Fiat 500 represents outstanding value for money and positions the car below benchmark rivals. The top of the range Lounge versions start at £10,100 a price that includes alloy wheels and air conditioning as standard.