Fiat 500 America for Europe in Geneva (Photos)
No one knows how to take patriotism to the nest level better than Fiat. The Italian auto maker has a U.S. themed car in the offering. Fiat 500 America is a compact little hatchback that dons the stars and stripes theme. However what’s taken car enthusiasts by surprises is the fact that Fiat is offering this car only to its European customers. Only 1000 units wearing the stars and stripes theme will be produced for the European market. Fiat has a solid reputation with its 500.
More than 800,000 units have been sold since 2007 and the craze for the Fiat 500 just doesn’t seem to diminish. Fiat 500 America will be available in Europe towards the end of March. The 500 America Saloon variant is being displayed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in an exclusive shade of American metallic blue. The star and stripes mirror covers on the car are visually stunning and the blue rim edges on 16 inch alloys truly inspiring.
Fiat at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show
500: ‘numbered exclusivity’
With the prestigious 5-star EuroNCAP and 40 awards it has won at an international level to date, the Fiat 500 has proven since its launch in July 2007 that it is not merely a city car, but an authentic icon upon which Fiat will build a whole family of cars with innovative technologies and attention to detail worthy of a higher category.
Sold in 110 countries around the globe and with over 800,000 units sold since 2007, the Fiat 500 has set important records in its segment because of its innovation, its “made in Italy” design and its state-of-the-art engine technology embodied by the revolutionary and multi-award-winning TwinAir engine.
The “500 America” numbered edition emphasises the global soul of the Fiat 500 in Geneva, where it is displayed in the saloon version. With only 500 numbered saloon units and 500 numbered convertible units produced, the new Fiat 500 America is celebrating the country where the model was sold in 2011 and where its collaboration with the American pop singer Jennifer Lopez started. The Fiat 500 co-stars with Lopez in her videoclip of the “Papi” track taken from the “Love?” album. An enthralling 30- and 60-second TV commercial was born from this collaboration.
In the Saloon version, the 500 America is offered in the exclusive metallic shade America Blue and it is distinguished by mirror covers with “Stars & Stripes” graphics, stickers, dedicated beltline and 16″ alloy rims with red cap edge. American inspiration and iconography are also found in the interiors with red/ivory seats and contrasting white dashboard. The white three-layer paint and “Stars & Stripes” mirror covers are combined with the red top and the graphics in the colours of the American flag in the beltline in the convertible version. In this case the elegant 16″ alloy wheels are finished with a blue rim edge.
The 500 America is equipped as standard with manual air conditioning and is enriched with the kit complete with exterior chrome-plating in both saloon and convertible versions.
Lastly, a badge on the pillar bearing the serial number (from 1 to 500) of this ultra-exclusive limited edition makes this car unique.