Saturday, October 9, 2010

New 2012 Fiat 500, Future Cars, Small Cars, Micro Cars, Sports and Fun

New 2012 Fiat 500, Future Cars, Small Cars, Micro Cars, Sports and FunNew 2012 Fiat 500, Future Cars, Small Cars, Micro Cars, Sports and Fun

There is widespread speculation that the Fiat 500 will be sold in the United States beginning sometime in 2011. A city car built by Italian car maker, a small Fiat 500 is designed for fun and frugal. Think of it as a competitor to the Mini Cooper and Honda Fit, though it is expected to be cheaper.

With a retro style and sporty choices, the Fiat 500 will likely be positioned as a premium subcompact. This is expected to be sold at Chrysler dealerships.

Fiat 500 may not be available in several body styles: two-door coupe, convertible two door, four-door sedan, and high-performance Abarth version. Hatchback front-wheel-drive is available with a choice of three engines.
New 2012 Fiat 500, Future Cars, Small Cars, Micro Cars, Sports and FunNew 2012 Fiat 500, Future Cars, Small Cars, Micro Cars, Sports and Fun

The-the-line four-cylinder-engine 1.4-liter is the most likely choice for the U.S. market. 16-valve engine is rated at 99 horsepower and is expected to get about 34 miles per gallon in the city, 45 mpg on the highway. Abarth version is turbocharged and rated at 133 horsepower, it is possible to accelerate 0-60 mph in less than 7.9 seconds.

The current version was launched in July 2007. Its retro style aims to capture the success enjoyed by the Mini Cooper and Volkswagen Beetle. Most of the designs that come from Frank Stephenson who was involved in the design of the Mini Cooper.

Critics love his styling, calling it cute and very attractive. Inside, it gets the same high praise for an attractive design, high quality materials and ease of use.
New 2012 Fiat 500, Future Cars, Small Cars, Micro Cars, Sports and FunNew 2012 Fiat 500, Future Cars, Small Cars, Micro Cars, Sports and Fun

Two-door coupe is expected first, followed by a conversion, either sometime in 2011. High-performance Abarth model is expected in the year 2012. Four-door version is expected in 2013.

Most of this is speculation, of course, but some officials of Fiat said it would happen and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced his intention to sell the U.S. version of the Fiat 500 in the U.S. before the end of 2010.

Chrysler merged with Fiat in January 2009 after President Barrack Obama was forced to push the bankrupt Chrysler merger. Fiat 500 is expected to be built at the Chrysler plant in Toluca, Mexico. Part of the merger agreement is that Fiat will cover the costs of retooling factories to produce Chrysler Fiat models for sale in the U.S. and will provide the engine and transmission technology to help Chrysler to introduce fuel-efficient small cars.expected Pricing $14,000-$24,000

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