Fiat preparing 500 Giardiniera softroader?
Fiat was already set to revive the Giardiniera nameplate used on the original Cinquecento with a longer wagon variant to take on the Mini Clubman, but sources now suggest that the wagon could take a more rugged approach, complete with four-wheel drive. The traction switch would be easy enough considering that the 500 borrows its platform from the Panda, which we already know is offered in lifted all-wheel drive guise. Add to that some contrasting body-cladding, roof rails and presto! You've got a 500 crossover. Roof-rails and a canvas roof like that on the 500C are also tipped to be part of the formula, although the jury's still out on the addition of an extra door or two.
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