2015 Fiat 500c 1957 Edition Cabrio -- a drop-top with vintage flair
Building on the retro-chic theme introduced last year on the original 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition, an al fresco variation on the theme is set to join the lineup later this spring. To be offered in limited numbers, the new 2015 Fiat 500c 1957 Edition Cabrio also will come in three classic exterior finishes -- Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) and the exclusive Celeste (celestial blue) -- that can be matched with either a Marone (brown) or Avorio (ivory) premium leather interior. Like its hard-shell sibling, the 1957 Edition Cabrio boasts a sport-tuned suspension, color-keyed, period-look 16-inch forged-alloy wheels and classic "FIAT" badging. It too, comes with a 6-speaker/276-watt Fiat premium audio system and SiriusXM Radio.
On a more contemporary note, the 500c 1957 Edition Cabrio is crowned with the same fully-lined one-touch power soft top found on the current 500c model. It can be rolled back to the rear spoiler stage when motoring at a 60 mph pace or fully retracted and tucked behind the rear headrests at speeds up to 50 mph. The top also automatically slides out of harm's way whenever the rear hatch is opened.
"We continue to expand the Fiat lineup," said Jason Stoicevich, Head of Fiat Brand for North America. "The Fiat 500 1957 Edition celebrates the spirit of the original 1957 Nuova 500, and with the arrival of a Cabrio version, we are adding open-air fun to the iconic Italian-designed Fiat 500 1957 Edition." Pricing for the 2015 Fiat 500c 1957 Edition Cabrio starts at $25,680, which is $1,900 more than a base Fiat 500c Lounge soft-top on which it's based. Swapping the standard 5-speed manual transmission for the optional 6-speed AutoStick automatic will bump that bottom line figure by $1,350.
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