2009 Fiat 500C UK Launch with Elle Macpherson review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 11 July 2009 , 07:07:58 byDan

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Fiat 500C UK Launch with Elle Macpherson

The new Fiat 500C had its first official public display at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show and it will go on sale in the UK, this being the first market in the world to receive the vehicle. One of the strong points of this original convertible version is its exceptional climate and acoustic comfort. Through aerodynamic research means that turbulence experienced on the move with the roof open has been reduced to a minimum, allowing full enjoyment of fresh air and the company of fellow passengers. It stands out for its elegant electronically controlled movements and the impressively finished and carefully selected technical features, from the glass rear window to the third brake light built into the soft top itself. The interior features top quality desirable fabrics, including optional Frau-leather upholstery, and a long list of market-dependent standard and optional features. It shares all three of its lively, economical, low emissions power units: the 75 BHP 1.3-liter MultiJet turbo-diesel engine combined with a 5-speed manual transmissions, together with the 69 BHP 1.2-liter and 100 BHP 1.4-liter petrol engines, both available with manual or Dualogic semi-automatic robotized gearboxes. The Fiat 500 is not merely a super-compact city car, but a real platform upon which Fiat Group Automobiles is building a whole family of cars with advanced technology and great attention to detail. If the soft top is down and the boot release is activated, an electronic system automatically lifts the hood a few centimeters to allow the boot to be fully opened. It is also available in three colors to match the numerous body colors. The interior of the Fiat 500 C boasts top quality materials. To be more precise, the new sporty seats are upholstered in a high quality durable fabric. To make each convertible unique, a new collection of Fiat 500 customization is available.