Get the Convertible Bug! – FIAT Introduces New Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio
Just in time for the spring and summer top-down driving season, the FIAT brand recently introduced the new Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio. The FIAT brand continues to celebrate the storied past of the historic Nuova 500 with the addition of a cabrio version of the popular Fiat 500 1957 Edition, which was introduced in 2014. The Fiat 500c 1957 Edition features a premium dual-layer power-operated cloth top – a contemporary solution to the famous canvas roof on the Pricing for the well-equipped limited-production model starts at $26,895 MSRP, just $2,000 more than a base Fiat 500c Lounge. The Fiat 500c 1957 Edition is available for orders now and will arrive at studios this spring.
With just the push of a button, the Fiat 500c 1957 Edition’s power-operated cloth top retracts up to the rear spoiler during speeds up to a best-in-class 95 km/h (a midway point may be chosen by pressing the button anytime between). Press the roof button again, and the roof will neatly fold all the way open and tuck neatly behind the rear head restraints (up to 80 km/h).
Based on the Fiat 500 Lounge model, the 1957 Edition enhances its iconic silhouette with a vintage look, thanks to classic exterior colours for this limited-edition Cinquecento, including Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) or Celeste Blu (celestial blue). Inspired by the 1957 Fiat “Nuova” Cinquecento, an exclusive 16-inch retro wheel design features a wide chromed lip, body-colour accent and large centre cap with historic “FIAT” emblem. For improved handling, a sport-tuned suspension and all-season performance tires are standard. Completing the look are throwback “FIAT” badges on the front fascia and rear liftgate.
Continuing the 1957 Edition’s 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 Cinquecento’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 colour-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 the FIAT brand takes craftsmanship to heart. Adding to the historic theme is a uniquely styled key fob with Marrone casing and Avorio-painted “1957” graphic. For driving enjoyment, the six-speaker and 276-watt FIAT premium audio system with SiriusXM Radio and 12-month trial subscription is also included.
The Fiat 500 1957 Edition features the innovative 1.4-litre MultiAir engine with five-speed manual transmission, delivering an Energuide estimated 7.9 L/100km (36 mpg) city and 6.3 L/100km (45 mpg) highway. With all FIAT products, engaging dynamics are essential, and the 1957 Edition includes a driver-selectable “Sport” mode on the instrument panel to unleash a more aggressive throttle map. Additionally, 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.