Driving with the top down is always in fashion, especially when it’s coupled with iconic Italian style. Back by popular demand and celebrating the spirit of the original 1957 Nuova 500, fun goes retro with the new 2015 FIAT 500c 1957 Edition. This new edition boasts a retractable top, vintage styling and modern European technology. Why reinvent the wheel, after all, when you can build on a classic?
Open-Air Driving Made Fun and Easy
Dropping the top ought to be a birthright. Now you can claim what’s yours and feel the breeze in your hair with just the push of a button. The FIAT 500c 1957 Edition features a premium dual-layer power-operated cloth top — a contemporary solution to the famous canvas roof on the original 1957 Nuova 500 — designed to deliver all-season driving pleasure with the top up or down.
The top retracts up to the rear spoiler (or a midway point) during speeds up to a best-in-class* 60 mph. Press the roof button again, and the roof will fold all the way open and tuck neatly behind the rear head restraints (up to 50 mph). And, when the liftgate is opened for trunk access, the power-operated cloth top automatically retracts back to the rear-spoiler position to avoid any obstruction.
The Heritage of Generations
The 1957 FIAT Nuova 500 was a true original. Launched during a rich period of cultural milestones, the compact, beautifully designed Italian vehicle represented a new idea and brought transportation to everyone. The FIAT Nuova 500 was "the right car at the right time," and on July 4, 1957, the hatchback marked the rebirth of FIAT and its product range.
There's a romance about Italian cars, brands, fashion and design that make goods from this artisan nation among the most coveted around the globe. Since 1957, the FIAT 500 has embodied that romance, empowering the Cinquecento to become one of the most iconic automobiles of all time.
Today, nearly 60 years since its introduction, the transcendent style and excellence of this authentic original lives on in the new 2015 FIAT 500 1957 Edition, commemorating its roots in finely crafted detail.
The Latest Features and Retro Additions
The FIAT 500 1957 Edition, now available as either a hatchback or a cabrio, features the innovative 1.4-liter MultiAir engine and C514 five-speed manual transmission, delivering an EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon (mpg) city and 40 mpg highway. An optional six-speed automatic transmission with driver-selectable gear changes is also available. In Sport mode, the automatic transmission offers a more aggressive shift schedule and throttle map for improved engine responsiveness. For improved handling, a sport-tuned suspension and all-season performance tires are standard.
Inspired by the 1957 FIAT Nuova 500, an exclusive 16-inch retro wheel design features a wide chromed lip, body-color accent and large center cap with historic FIAT emblem. The model is available in three classic exterior colors: Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) and exclusive Celeste (celestial blue). Completing the look are throwback FIAT badges on the front fascia and rear liftgate.
Continuing the vintage look is an Avorio (ivory) interior environment contrasted by premium Marrone (brown) leather seats. Avorio accent stitching vertically crosses the seatbacks and seat cushions, while detailed stitching at the perimeter adds to the FIAT 500c 1957 Edition’s craftsmanship. For added contrast, Grigio (grey) door panels feature a unique Avorio inner panel, while Marrone door armrests and shift boot (with manual transmission) are color-keyed to the leather seats for a harmonious look. An exclusive Avorio leather-wrapped steering wheel is hand-stitched with Marrone leather on the "inner ring," and features a retro FIAT badge, illustrating how FIAT brand takes craftsmanship to heart.
A uniquely styled key fob adds to the historic theme with Marrone casing and Avorio-painted 1957 graphic, and for driving enjoyment, the six-speaker and 276-watt FIAT premium audio system with SiriusXM Radio (with one-year subscription) is also included.
Get Behind the Wheel and Put the Top Down
2015 FIAT 500c 1957 Edition offers vintage Italian styling with open-air driving excitement. Visit fiatusa.com
to set off on your next adventure.
*Based on FCA segmentation.