In our last post, we went through the FIAT car line-up, briefly breaking down each FIAT model for sale here at FIAT of Winter Haven. Now, we’re going to take a closer look at each of these great vehicles, starting with the FIAT 500.
The FIAT 500 we know today came on the market in 2007. A resurrection of the classic, two-door Italian city car built from 1957-1975, designers and engineers at FIAT automobiles kept everything that made the original so loveable while making sure that the car arrived like a breath of fresh air to the American market. In an era of cookie-cutter sedans and often-ugly compacts, the throwback, bubbly, round design of the new FIAT 500 was and is instantly appealing and timeless.
Rather than feel like a compromise of a car, the compact FIAT 500 is an intentional city-driver, not simply a cheap option for first-time car owners. That’s apparent from the moment you get inside, as the interior design offers a well-thought-out instrument panel, Italian design flourishes, and premium cloth and leather seat and accent options. With the baseline engine, a 1.4L four-cylinder, the FIAT 500 achieves better fuel economy than almost every other car in its class, with ratings of 31 city and 38 highway mpg. And if surprising performance in a small, nimble package is what you’re after, a FIAT 500 Abarth is the answer. When equipped with the available 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine, standard on the Abarth trim level, the tiny FIAT 500 achieves 160 hp and 170 lbs of torque.
Coming from Auburndale or over in Lakeland? Call and set up a time to check out a FIAT 500 at FIAT of Winter Haven today.