Based on Fiat''s classic and much-loved original 500 model introduced in 1957, the new Fiat Nuova 500 captures the spirit of the original whilst updating it with 21st century technology and performance. Launched in 2007, the design of this new 2007 Fiat 500 is based on the Fiat Trepiuno concept car shown at the 74th Geneva Motor Show in 2004. This car featured a distinctive retro-look, Fiat hoping to emulate the success that the retro-styled new Volkswagen Beetle and BMW Mini have achieved in recent years, but with the 500 being substantially cheaper than both those cars.
The car on offer here is the newly introduced Abarth model, for which there are still long waiting lists in many countries. Designed as a high performance small car along the lines of the highly successful Mini Coop