The 500 C comes with a choice of three engines. The gutless 1.2-litre crawls to 62mph in 12.9 seconds - or two ice ages. The 1.4-litre reaches 62mph in 10.5 seconds, and the 1.3-litre diesel eventually hits 62mph in 12.5 seconds. Compensation for this mediocre performance is low emissions and a combined average of 46.3 to 67.3mpg.
The 500 C is available with two specifications, Pop and Lounge. The Pop (not a fizzy drink) has power steering, climate control, CD/MP3 player, and customisable remote control. The Lounge version adds parking sensors, fog lights, and chrome finishing on various bits and pieces.
The Fiat 500 C is available now priced at £11,300 to 14,100 on-the-road.