The new 2008 Fiat 500 Cinquecento mini car has finally been unveiled in Turin, Italy, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the original 500. Dwelling on the legacy of the legendary Fiat 500 that managed to stay in production for almost 18 years from 1957 to 1975 and was the real “people car” of the post-war era, the new version of the vehicle is a trifle larger, a lot more comfortable, and, while a little less affordable, is still very cute.
Fiat hopes that the new Cinquecento, which will cost about €15,000 in Europe, will make a decent competition to the Mini hatchback.
The 2008 Fiat 500 Cinquecento will be available with a choice of three engines, including the Multijet 1.3-liter diesel capable of producing up to 75 hp and 145 Nm of torque and return really impressive 63.7 mpg fuel economy.
The other two engines are a 70hp and a 135 hp jobs.
See also: 2008 Fiat 500 F1 Limited Edition