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Fiat 500 Coupe Zagato gets green light

Sat, 12 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0800

Fiat 500 Coupe Zagato to go in to production

When we counted up the number of cars that appeared at the Geneva Motor Show this year it came to over 200.

Not all the cars were new arrivals and many were a bit dull. But one we did miss was this rather appealing Concept Fiat 500 – the Fiat 500 Coupe Zagato – which is not just a Zagato take on the 500 but an entirely new Fiat 500 shape – the 500 Coupe.

And now it seems that Sergio Marchionne is impressed enough with the 500 Coupe Zagato to sanction at least a limited production run, both in Europe and in Mexico (where 500s are built for the Americas).

We don’t yet know if the production version of the 500 Coupe Zagato will stick with just the canary yellow – which also extends to a yellow leather interior – but it will get the coupe roof complete with Zagato-trademark double bubble roof. And we rather hope the 500 Coupe Zagato also gets the extra chrome and 17″ shadow alloys of the concept.

No word either on whether the only engine option will be the 2-pot turbo in the concept, but it seems likely as it comes with 105bhp and emits just 95g/km CO2 and it’s very ‘now’.

What we could also see is the coupe 500 becoming a production model if it’s well enough received – but without the Zagato double bubble roof.

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By Cars UK