July 6, 2007
New Fiat 500 starts production in Poland
Left to right: Bill Osborne, president and CEO, Ford of Canada, Sharon Hills and Wayne Gretzky. Click image to enlarge
Turin, Italy – Fiat has presented the all-new Fiat 500 in Turin, Italy, fifty years after the launch of the first model. The 500 has been out of production for 32 years.
Manufactured at Fiat’s plant in Poland, the new model is a three-door that will come with a choice of diesel or two gasoline engines. The 1.2-litre version produces 69 hp and has a combined fuel consumption of 5.1 L/100 km.
The new Fiat will be offered with a choice of five- or six-speed manual transmissions, or an automated manual gearbox. There has been no announcement for North American plans.