When Fiat launched the current generation 500 was never thinking about the impact. In addition to being the model that saved the Turin-based firm from an almost certain bankruptcy has managed to reverse the ill-fated image that had the manufacturer. Therefore, the American Italian group FCA what pampers and updated every so often making it increasingly attractive to the public.
In addition, this year the Fiat 500 birthday and the exact figure are 60. Six decades have passed since the first 500 saw the light in an Italy that needed an affordable model to motorize their citizens. Obviously, the model has not been on sale for sixty years, but its status as an international myth makes the Italian firm can afford to celebrate a birthday in style.
The best way is to carry a special version of the imminent Geneva Motor Show. The model of the range 500 chosen to realize this transformation is convertible and its denomination is Sessantesimo. This version has a limited character and will be presented officially next day 7 when the Swiss event opens its doors to the public.
The Fiat 500 Sessantesimo, after being presented in Geneva, will be put on sale. The announced production of this special version will be only 560 units and to make it unique will have specific details. The most striking is a body painted in two shades that will be accompanied by a chrome package for certain parts of the body. Other external elements that make us recognize this version will be the anagrams “560” on the B – pillars body. New 16-inch alloy wheels with a specific design are closed off the exterior.
If we pass inside the Fiat 500 Sessantesimo will have a plaque that will tell us the number that occupies within the special series. In addition, another element that will make you stand will be your leather in ivory with contrasting stitching. The rest of the equipment will add the sound system Uconnect Radio Live with seven – inch touch screen with USB port, auxiliary input, and Bluetooth, along with other elements such as bi-xenon headlights and tinted glass as an option.
Finally, we must mention the engines that will be available the Fiat 500 Sessantesimo. In gasoline will feature two blocks of 0.9 and 1.2 liters of displacement and powers of 85 and 69 hp respectively. In diesel will only be available a unique mechanical, which will be the MultiJet II with 1.3 – liter displacement and 95 hp.
For now, price cannot speak, but in a matter of days, we will know everything about this birthday gift for the 500.
Source – Fiat