Fiat 500 coming to America?
Fiat is considering bringing the new 500 to the United States in the next couple years, according to a new report. Unveiled last year, the 2008 Fiat 500 will go on sale this summer in Europe. It is expected to sell out through the end of next year.
Similar to the TrepiÃ¹no concept car, the new Fiat 500 will be produced in limited numbers, even when it arrives in the United States in 2009 or 2010, according to Automobile magazine.
The car will initially be offered with engines delivering between 59 and 100 horsepower. A range-topping 150 horsepower model has also been rumored, and it would likely be the most popular U.S. model.
There are concerns over where the 500 would be sold, with Ferrari/Maserati dealers currently the only possible venue. With Fiat's Alfa Romeo division set to return to the U.S. market around the same time, it's possible the company could set up joint Fiat/Alfa dealers.