• Dec 6, 2006


If you ask us, it's a good thing Fiat has resisted the urge to branch out of automobiles and into boat manufacturing, because as it stands, they've got far too many leaks. The latest are a series of photos and details of the upcoming highly-anticipated 500, ostensibly leaked from Fiat in a slide show for internal consumption. Silly Italians, didn't you know we'd get our hands on it?

The photos show what appears to be the production version of the retro ultra-mini. And not just one or two shots, either. Here we get a host of photos from various angles, in various colors, inside and out, and outlining a wide range of customizable options that, as promised, will give customers the freedom to make their 500 their own.

After the jump you'll find photos showing interior options, a cargo compartment organizer, exterior luggage rack, a number of different wheel options, exterior badging and decals... even customizable keys with faceplates like a Nokia cellphone (not a bad idea).

[Source: WorldScoop via Jalopnik via Carscoop]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      The 500 is even smaller than a Mini, no?

      I want one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ditto- I want one BAD- especially if it's going to achieve more than 50 mpg- my 3 cylinder Metro isn't going to last forever!
      • 8 Years Ago
      You want one? Or you want to drive one? Check www.AUTITO.tk, grab a Spanish dictionary and drive the Fiat Cinquecento inside the revolutionariest car racer ever - AUTITO cinqVe punto uno.
      PS: the in-game car is a 64x42 pixels 8-bit bmp...
      • 7 Years Ago
      great looking car ! yes it is a small which the mini did get alot of the design ideas from the 500`s bigger sister the fiat 600...so it has all the rights to look just as good as a mini, hopefully one day it may perform like one too!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's not a Mini knock-off unless you count the original 500 as a knock of the original Mini.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Also -- This car is awesome. Ford needs to partner with Fiat to bring this car to the US. If I'm not mistaken the 500 is going to share the same production lines in Poland with the Ford Ka. Ford could definitely engineer it with a more powerful engine that would keep the 2-cycle-o-phobes at bay and open up a whole new youth market ala Toyota/Scion.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mini knock-off. NO. Believe it or not there are other iconic small cars like England's Mini. The Fiat 500 is one of them. What is a knock-off is the way it is being marketed. I don't recall the original 500's to have roof graphics. Maybe some red wine stains from roadside picnics.....This would be a great car for a U.S. come back.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Screw the Smart.

      I. Want. A. 500.

      And BADLY.

      Send it 'ere, Fiat!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Do not but fiatt car.

      fiatt loading "made by china" "made in china" engine.

      http://www.nikkei.co.jp/news/main/20061112AT2M0101L11112006.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like it .. Yaris look out!

      Do we get it in North America?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I was really excited about this car even though I would never see it here in the U.S. But it reminds me of a Ford Ka(especially the rear) kinda bumed on the desing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Although it is 'cute', I'd rock it. The crease below the waistline captures the styling of the original.
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