Fiat 500 Cabrio revealed
16 February 2009

These are the first official pictures of the new Fiat 500 Cabriolet, due to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show next month.

The sardine tin-style folding roof has been designed to maximise the Fiat 500 Cabriolet’s boot space, as well as referencing its Topolino ancestor. That means the new Fiat 500C has the same 185-litre load space as the hatchback, and also ensures that changes to the structure of the 500 body are kept to a minimum, reducing production costs.

The new Fiat 500C will come with the same line-up of three engines that's found in the hatch, and will be offered with the new ‘Start&Stop’ system as standard.

Two new paint colours have been introduced - Pearl Red and Warm Grey - to compliment the ivory, red and black roof.

Prices are expected to start at around £10k, a £1500 premium over the cheapest regular hatchback, when the Fiat 500C goes on sale in May.

George Barrow

Our Verdict

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is a deserved success story for the brand, offering bags of style, a fine drive and low costs

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