Fiat will celebrate the production of half a million Fiat 500 city cars with a special show car called the Fiat 500 Thousandth. The car will feature an unusual contribution from owners as it will be covered entirely by 1500 photos displaying the faces of Fiat 500 customers, celebrities and fans. Booking for a place are available now. A special application is available online at www.fiat500.com.
It has only been 31 months since the launch of the popular supermini. The Fiat 500 is on sale and in demand in 83 different countries around the world. In addition to success on the sales front, the Fiat 500 has already won 40 international awards and has received the prestigious Euro NCAP 5-star crash safety rating.
The Fiat 500 is available with a choice of three frugal, ultra low emissions Euro5-ready engines, it can be ordered in three different trims the Pop, Sport and the Lounge and prices start at approximately £9500. There are also special editions such as 500 Pink, and high performance Abarth 500s to consider. The Fiat 500 Abarth is one of the most affordable hatchbacks to run; the combined cycle economy is 52.3 mpg with co2 emissions of 155g/km
The showcar will be ready three weeks after the booking stage is concluded and will feature in forthcoming events and international motor shows. The Fiat 500 Thousandth will be the first ‘collective car’, a further confirmation of the spirit of the original model with potential customers being involved from the earliest stages of design.