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2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition revealed

By on November 14, 2013 10:35 AM
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Seeking to pay historic homage to the birth of its beloved forebear 57 years earlier, the 2014 Fiat 500 "1957 Edition" makes its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Arriving in showrooms next spring, this limited-run exercise puts its modern-day spin on a classic automotive theme. Reprising unique styling elements and material finishes, the 1957 Edition will available in solid Blanco (white), or a two-tone exterior that matches Verde Chiaro (light green) or exclusive Celeste (celestial blue) with a Bianco painted roof and mirror caps. 

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Regardless of color, all versions of the Fiat 500 1957 Edition will come with a 101-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir engine linked to a standard 5-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automatic, both with Sport modes, and feature a sport-tuned suspension. Other signature touches include exclusive 16-inch retro-look wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires and period-style FIAT badges on the nose and tail.

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The cabin of the 1957 Edition displays a similarly classic character matching Avorio (Ivory) trim with premium Marrone (Brown) leather upholstery. Grigio (Gray) dominates the door panels which are offset with Avorio and Marrone elements while the leather-wrapped steering, which also pairs Avorio with Marrone, also features a retro FIAT badge. While a 6-speaker premium audio system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio takes this neo-retro 500 back to the future, it also comes with a custom key fob that features a Marrone case with an Avorio-painted "1957" graphic. Pricing for the 2014 Fiat 500 "1957 Edition" will be announced closer to its on-sale date.

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