The new Fiat 500 Convertible is known as the 500C and offers the ultimate in summer fun and exuberance. Its electric hood opens in seconds, allowing everyone inside to enjoy the fine weather and the wind in their hair. When the nights draw in, however, the 500C is just like any other 500; cosy, safe, reliable and cheap to run, with low running costs and emissions courtesy of its advanced engine technology.
The Fiat 500C pairs with 4 different engines. The cheapest spec is the 1.2L petrol 69PS model which lists at £12,665 for the entry Pop trim. In addition, there is the advanced and low emitting 0.9 Twinair in either 85 or 105PS. Finally, the more flexible 1.3L 16v Multijet 500C tops the range, listing at £16,455 in the premium Lounge and ‘S’ trims. This unit is also the most economical for the 500C, returning a stunning 76mpg in combined conditions.
Fiat does not restrict the choice to manual gearing for the 500C. Their unique Dualogic semi-automatic flexible gearbox is for sale in the 0.9L model with 85PS, allowing the driver to switch between clutchless or fully automatic mode.
The 4 engines inside the 2018 500C combine with 4 different trims to produce no fewer than 12 different versions of the convertible. For an extra £500, the fun Colour Therapy 1.2L 500C builds on the basic Pop trim equivalent, with a range of sunny colours and styling that perfectly complements a soft top version. This model also twins with the low CO2 0.9L Twinair at an additional premium. The Lounge trim adds unique styling, alloy wheels, USB connection and sun roof, whereas the 500S offers sports styling, inside and out for the ultimate warm weather posing.