February 11, 2010
Fiat 500. Click image to enlarge
Windsor, Ontario – Chrysler has unveiled the Fiat 500 at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the first time the model has been showcased in Canada. The company will offer the Fiat 500 in the Canadian marketplace within a year.
“The Fiat 500 exemplifies the product strength that results from the combination of the Fiat and Chrysler alliance,” said Reid Bigland, president and CEO of Chrysler Canada. “Chrysler’s strength in the minivan, crossover, Jeep SUV and Ram truck segments, combined with Fiat’s global leadership in small and compact vehicles, creates the perfect fit.”
The Canadian Fiat 500 will use an extremely fuel-efficient 1.4-litre Fully Integrated Robotized Engine, featuring four valves per cylinder and technology for Fully Variable Valve Actuation (FVVA), also known as Multiair.
At the show, Chrysler is displaying two European versions of the 500: a white Fiat 500, and sporty black Arbarth 500.