2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio to arrive this spring with a $24,700 price tag

Article by Andrew Christian, on April 17, 2015

The new Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio has been launched in time to celebrate spring and summer. With the introduction of the cabrio version of the popular Fiat 500 1957 Edition (which first came in 2014), the Fiat brand is honouring the history of the Nuova 500.

The Fiat 500c 1957 Edition is available with a premium dual-layer power-operated cloth top, which takes inspiration from the canvas roof on the original Cinquecento. Whether the top is up or down, the driver gets to experience driving pleasure no matter what season it is.

Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand for North America, said that the company is continuing to expand this lineup. He also said that with this cabrio version, the brand is adding open-air fun to the legendary Fiat 500 1957 Edition. The well-equipped limited-production model has a starting price of $24,700 U.S. MSRP, making it only $1,900 more expensive than a base Fiat 500c Lounge.

Orders can now be taken for the Fiat 500c 1957 Edition. It will arrive this spring at studios. It takes only one push of a button to retract the Fiat 500c 1957 Edition’s power-operated cloth top up to the rear spoiler during speeds up to a best-in-class 60 mph. By pressing the button anytime in between, the roof can stop midway.

By pressing the roof button again, the roof can neatly fold and be tucked at the back of the rear restraints (up to 50mph). The power cloth top is even more advanced. Upon opening the liftgate for truck access, the power-operated cloth top instantly retracts back to the rear-spoiler position so that there won’t be any obstruction.

The 2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition is now offered as either a hatchback or a cabrio. Handling is improved via a sport-tuned suspension.

It also comes with a set of 16-inch forged aluminum wheels with a retro body-color design, a premium Marrone (brown) and Avorio (ivory) leather interior, and throwback “FIAT” badging. The model comes in three classic colors for its exterior. Buyers can choose from Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) and exclusive Celeste (celestial blue).

Press Release

Fiat Introduces New Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio

Just in time for the spring and summer top-down driving season, the FIAT brand today introduced the new Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio.

The FIAT brand continues to celebrate the storied past of the historic Nuova 500 with the addition of a cabrio version of the popular Fiat 500 1957 Edition, which was introduced in 2014. The Fiat 500c 1957 Edition features a premium dual-layer power-operated cloth top – a contemporary solution to the famous canvas roof on the original Cinquecento – designed to deliver all-season driving pleasure with the top up or down.

"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 well-equipped limited-production model starts at $24,700 U.S. MSRP, just $1,900 more than a base Fiat 500c Lounge. The Fiat 500c 1957 Edition is available for orders now and will arrive at studios this spring.

With just the push of a button, the Fiat 500c 1957 Edition's power-operated cloth top retracts up to the rear spoiler during speeds up to a best-in-class 60 mph (a midway point may be chosen by pressing the button anytime between). Press the roof button again, and the roof will neatly fold all the way open and tuck neatly behind the rear head restraints (up to 50 mph).

The power cloth top offers even more technology. When the liftgate is opened for trunk access, the power-operated cloth top automatically retracts back to the rear-spoiler position to avoid any obstruction.

Now available as either a hatchback or a cabrio, the 2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition includes a sport-tuned suspension for improved handling, 16-inch forged aluminum wheels with a retro body-color design, throwback "FIAT" badging and a premium Marrone (brown) and Avorio (ivory) leather interior. The model is available in three classic exterior colors: Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) and exclusive Celeste (celestial blue).

About the Fiat 500 1957 Edition
There's a romance about Italian cars, brands, fashion and design that make goods from this artisan nation among the most coveted around the globe. Since 1957, the Fiat 500 has embodied all four, empowering the Cinquecento to become one of the most iconic automobiles of all time. Nearly 60 years later, and with sales in more than 100 countries, the Fiat 500 1957 Edition commemorates its roots in uniquely crafted detail.

Based on the Fiat 500 Lounge model, the 1957 Edition enhances its iconic silhouette with a vintage look, thanks to classic exterior colors for this limited-edition Cinquecento, including Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) or Celeste (celestial blue). Inspired by the 1957 Fiat "Nuova" Cinquecento, an exclusive 16-inch retro wheel design features a wide chromed lip, body-color accent and large center cap with historic "FIAT" emblem. For improved handling, a sport-tuned suspension and all-season performance tires are standard. Completing the look are throwback "FIAT" badges on the front fascia and rear liftgate.

Continuing the 1957 Edition's vintage look is an Avorio (ivory) interior environment contrasted by premium Marrone (brown) leather seats. Avorio accent stitching vertically crosses the seatbacks and seat cushions, while detailed stitching at the perimeter adds to the Cinquecento's craftsmanship. For added contrast, Grigio (grey) door panels feature a unique Avorio inner panel, while Marrone door armrests and shift boot (with manual transmission) are color-keyed to the leather seats for a harmonious look. An exclusive Avorio leather-wrapped steering wheel is hand-stitched with Marrone leather on the "inner ring," and features a retro "FIAT" badge, illustrating how the FIAT brand takes craftsmanship to heart. Adding to the historic theme is a uniquely styled key fob with Marrone casing and Avorio-painted "1957" graphic. For driving enjoyment, the six-speaker and 276-watt FIAT premium audio system with SiriusXM Radio is also included.

The Fiat 500 1957 Edition features the innovative 1.4-liter MultiAir engine and C514 five-speed manual transmission, delivering an EPA estimated 31 miles per gallon (mpg) city and 40 mpg highway. With all FIAT products, engaging dynamics are essential, and the 1957 Edition includes a driver-selectable "Sport" mode on the instrument panel to unleash a more aggressive throttle map. Additionally, an optional six-speed automatic transmission with driver-selectable gear changes is also available. In Sport mode, the automatic transmission offers a more aggressive shift schedule and throttle map for improved engine responsiveness.

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