2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio for U.S. Teased

2011 New York Auto Show


  • 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio @ 2011 New York Auto Show

    Fiat showed a convertible version of the 500 at the 2011 New York Auto Show | April 21, 2011

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2011 New York Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio or 500c for the U.S. was teased on Thursday, ahead of its April 21 debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
  • Chrysler told Inside Line that pricing on the 500 Cabrio will be announced at that time.
  • It will be equipped with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a standard five-speed manual transmission.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — The four-passenger 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio or 500C for the U.S. was teased on Thursday, ahead of its April 21 debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show.

Chrysler told Inside Line that pricing on the 500 Cabrio will be announced at that time.

Expect the Fiat 500 Cabrio to go on sale here in the "late spring," said Jiyan Cadiz, Chrysler spokesman, in response to an e-mailed query.

The convertible will be equipped with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a standard five-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional.

Chrysler said in a statement that the Fiat 500 Cabrio will get a dual-layer power-operated cloth top. "The Fiat 500C's power-operated cloth top retracts up to the rear spoiler during speeds up to 60 mph," said Chrysler in a statement.

The top will come in three colors. Buyers will get 14 exterior color choices, 12 seat color choices and two "interior environments."

Ariel Gavilan, a Chrysler spokesman, told Inside Line in a phone conversation that there are no volume limitations on the 500 Cabrio in the U.S.

Edmunds.com says: Get ready for some dolce vita drop-top driving this summer. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent

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