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Fiat 500 1957 edition hits showrooms this spring

Fri, 07 Mar 2014

Fiat will introduce its limited production Fiat 500 1957 Edition that will arrive in showrooms late this spring. The Fiat takes design cues from its vintage Italian roots, giving buyers a throwback feel with its interior and exterior styling. Buyers can get into the 500 1957 starting at $21,200 including destination and handling fees.

This special edition Fiat pays homage to its Italian heritage while offering a sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch forged aluminum wheels and a version of the car's original badging accented by the 1957’s retro body color design.

The 1957 edition will be available to buyers in three of Fiat’s classic colors: Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) and Celeste (celestial blue). The 1957 will also be offered in a two-tone look, combining the Verde Chiaro and Celeste exteriors accented by Fiat’s Bianco roof and mirror caps.

Continuing the vintage feel, the interior of the 1957 edition features leather seats accented with white stitching. A six-speaker, 276-watt audio system with SiriusXM radio also comes standard on the limited edition 500.

Although the styling might be vintage, the engine is anything but. Under the hood, the Fiat 500 1957 edition sports a 1.4-liter MultiAir engine and a five-speed manual transmission, which Fiat claims will pull an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. Manual transmission not your style? Fiat will also offer the 1957 in a six-speed automatic.

Fiat takes a cue from its vintage Italian roots with this interior.

By Natalie Sejnost