Fiat is introducing one of newest member of its family, the limited-production Fiat 500 Cattiva. In creating this new unit, Fiat designers were inspired by the Italian term “Cattiva,” which may refer to a person or a situation that is naughty yet cool. As a result, they were able to come up with factory-customized Cinquecento that dons a “blacked out” look as well as an aggressive demeanor – providing the 500 Sport and 500 Turbo models with a factory-tuned look.
The new Fiat 500 Cattiva was derived from the FIAT Design concept that was unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Fiat 500 Cattiva’s aggressive styling is featured with its blacked-out headlamp and taillamp and parking lamp bezels as well as 16-inch Hyper Nero painted aluminum wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires. A Gloss Nero roof and performance spoiler further enhance the silhouette of the Fiat 500 Sport or the 500 Turbo with a bi-color look.
A customer could choose from the available exterior paint colors for his 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva: Rosso (red), Rame (copper), Nero Puro (straight black), Argento (silver), Granito Lucente (granite crystal), Bianco (white) and Luce Blue (light blue, for 500 Sport only). The interior of the Fiat 500 Cattiva boasts a Nero interior environment matched with Nero/Grigio (black/gray) cloth sport seats with Argento (silver) accent stitching. Customers could also opt for a premium look and feel by having Nero leather-trimmed seats.
Completing the interior of the Cattiva is a Matte Nero instrument panel, a Nero leather-wrapped shift knob and sport steering wheel that are hand-stitched with Argento accent thread. The 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva derived from the 500 Sport is powered by the 1.4-liter MultiAir engine paired to C514 five-speed manual transmission, allowing it to return an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.
The 500 Cattiva features a “Sport” mode on the instrument panel that could be selected to deliver a more aggressive throttle map. The 500 Cattiva could also be availed in an optional six-speed automatic transmission with driver-selectable gear changes. The “Sport” mode is also selectable on this version of the Fiat 500 Cattiva. Pricing for the Fiat 500 Cattiva based on the 500 Sport model starts at $18,350, plus $800 destination charge. Pricing for the more powerful Fiat 500 Turbo based model starts at $20,350, plus $800 destination charge. [source: Fiat]