The 2018 Fiat 500 is a rear-engine two-door, four manufactures passenger city car and coupe and station wagon body styles marketed by Fiat Auto from 1957 to 1975 over a single generation. The Fiat 500 car platform is based on the second generation Ford Ka.
Launched as the Fiat 500 Nuova in July 1957 it was a cheap and practical town car. Measuring 2.97 meters long, and originally powered by a 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the Fiat 500 is known one of the first city cars. In 2007, the 50th anniversary of the Nuova 500’s launch, Fiat began inspired a new 500, stylistically by 1957 Nuova 500, with a front engine and front wheel drive.
2018 Fiat 500 Features
The design of the 22018 Fiat 500 is based on the Fiat Trepiùno concept in 2004. The new model has a distinctive retro style – following the pattern of the Volkswagen New Beetle and BMW MINI – as a modern reinterpretation of 1957 original rear-engined Fiat 500. Production Dante GIACOSA starting in mid-2007 Fiat facilities in Tychy, Poland, and later in Toluca, Mexico. Many trims, equipment, and performance versions offered with a convertible body style available beginning in 2009. The 2018 Fiat 500 is also offered in Abarth trim, with 1.4L Turbo engine, sports exhaust, suspension, and transmission.