Fiat announces 500 GQ Edition for 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 28, 2013

The special series Fiat 500 GQ – a collaboration between the automaker and Gentlemen's Quarterly – will make its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Gentleman's Car was built with the help of the Gentlemen's Quarterly, a men's magazine that Condé Nast edits, setting the style and culture trends throughout the globe every month.

Fiat’s booth will display a showcar of the new version. This model will go on sale next June. This model can be distinguished with its exclusive and refined two-tone matt grey/carbon black livery. The new special series that will be available soon is based on the 500S.

However, its exterior is different when it comes to the two-tone paintwork (metallic grey/black), the chrome-plated mirror covers, the specific 16" alloy rims and the 'GQ' logo on the pillar. It also comes with several exclusive features of this version such as an orange 500 logo on the hub caps, orange brake callipers (just on the 100 HP 1.4 engine version) and grey aesthetic liner.

The orange Fiat 500 GQ logo can be seen on the dashboard and leather seats with matching stitching. Particularly, the new upholstery was created to have the best possible ergonomics, ensuring comfort and character in just one solution.

The Gentleman's Car gets the sports pedal unit with aluminium effect and the leather gear knob. The new Fiat 500 GQ is offered in the saloon and convertible configurations. It is available with the 69 HP 1.2, 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir and 100 HP 1.4 petrol engines. It also comes with the 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet (all mated to a manual gearbox).

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Fiat 500 GQ

The Geneva International Motor Show witnesses the world début of the special series Fiat 500 GQ resulting from the collaboration with Gentlemen's Quarterly, the men's magazine edited by Condé Nast which sets the style and culture trends across the world each month. Available for purchase next June, a showcar of the new version will be on exhibit at the Fiat booth. This model stands out for its exclusive and refined two-tone matt grey/carbon black livery.

Resulting from the partnership with the world-famous men's magazine, the Fiat 500 GQ is dedicated to the metropolitan man of the third millennium: a fan of sophisticated aesthetics and uncompromising style, he's a young customer who's always connected to his web community, who enjoys what life throws his way to the full, experiencing the fun, the culture, and the social life of the modern city.

The new special series about to be marketed is based on the 500S, yet the exterior differs in the two-tone paintwork (metallic grey/black), the chrome-plated mirror covers, the specific 16" alloy rims and the 'GQ' logo on the pillar, as well as some exclusive features of this version: an orange 500 logo on the hub caps, orange brake callipers (only on the 100 HP 1.4 engine version) and grey aesthetic liner.

Similarly, the car features the exclusive orange Fiat 500 GQ logo fitted on the dashboard and leather seats with matching stitching. Specifically, the new upholstery was designed to offer the best possible ergonomics, guaranteeing comfort and character in a single solution. The internal look of the Gentleman's Car is completed by the sports pedal unit with aluminium effect and the leather gear knob.

Available in the saloon and convertible configurations, the new Fiat 500 GQ can be equipped with the 69 HP 1.2, 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir and 100 HP 1.4 petrol engines, as well as the 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet (all combined with a manual gearbox).

With the new 500 GQ, the range of the iconic Fiat 500 is completed, having recorded over a million sales across the world since 2007. A genuine expression of style and personality, the 2013 range includes 2 bodies (saloon and convertible) and 5 engine versions (69 HP 1.2, 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo, 100 HP 1.4 16v, 69 HP 1.2 EasyPower and 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet 16v).

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