Fiat 500 USA Made Its Debut after 30 Years
Fiat 500 USA made its debut at the Los Angeles auto show and it was its debut after nearly 30 years Fiat sold its last car in the United States. Price for the Fiat 500 USA is estimated about $16.000 where comfort meets quality in this ride. There are three trims available for Fiat 500 USA which are the base Pop, Lounge and Sport. Exterior colors also varies for Fiat 500 USA where there are 14 colors including 4 retro colors that were available on the original Fiat 500. Completing the exterior of Fiat 500 USA are 4 different interior colors offered.
The base trim of Fiat 500 USA, Pop, will have standard equipments such as air conditioning, 15 inches steel wheels, stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, seven airbags, power windows and locks as well as a tire-repair kit. Stepping up to the Lounge Fiat 500 USA adds a fixed glass roof, 15 inches aluminum wheels, satellite radio, fog lights, a Bose audio system, leather seats and steering wheel, cruise control, Bluetooth and a USB port for MP3-player integration. As for the Sport trim of Fiat 500 USA, it is an upgraded vesion of the Pop which is equipped with 16 inches aluminum wheels, red brake calipers, unique front and rear fascias, a Bose audio system and Bluetooth. Options available among the various trim levels of real Fiat 500 USA include heated seats, a removable navigation system by TomTom, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, an $850 power sunroof and the automatic transmission for $1000.
Under the hood, the new Fiat 500 USA will be powered by a 1.4 liter 4-cylinder that is able to generate 101 horsepower as well as 97 lb-ft of torque. This Fiat 500 USA engine is assembled in Dundee, Michigan, and utilizes variable valve timing and lift to achieve a best of 29 mpg city and 37 highway when equipped with the manual transmission. The Fiat 500 USA is not exactly the same as the one sold in Europe. To pass more stringent crash regulations in the United States, Fiat 500 USA has a new rear structure and a slightly different torsion-beam rear-suspension design. Other differences between the U.S. and European versions are mostly related to comfort which are wider and flatter seats, more sound-deadening material and the addition of an armrest for the driver.
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