Behold, the stars and stripes of the Fiat 500 America. As you may recall, this patriotic little hatchback isn't headed to our shores anytime soon. Fiat has decided to offer up the America F-Yeah edition 500 to European customers only, which seems like an odd move to us. Fiat seems to agree. The company is only producing a total of 1,000 units draped in the U.S. theme, with 500 of those leaving the factory in hard-top guise and the rest as convertibles. Changes are pretty scarce beyond the special decal treatment and unique wheel accents.

Fiat says the 500 America will go on sale this March, followed shortly by the new Fiat 500 Color Therapy edition in June. No matter how badly we wish it were, that's not a joke. Look below for the press release.
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Fiat at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show
500: 'numbered exclusivity'


With the prestigious 5-star EuroNCAP and 40 awards it has won at an international level to date, the Fiat 500 has proven since its launch in July 2007 that it is not merely a city car, but an authentic icon upon which Fiat will build a whole family of cars with innovative technologies and attention to detail worthy of a higher category.

Sold in 110 countries around the globe and with over 800,000 units sold since 2007, the Fiat 500 has set important records in its segment because of its innovation, its "made in Italy" design and its state-of-the-art engine technology embodied by the revolutionary and multi-award-winning TwinAir engine.

500 "America"

The "500 America" numbered edition emphasises the global soul of the Fiat 500 in Geneva, where it is displayed in the saloon version. With only 500 numbered saloon units and 500 numbered convertible units produced, the new Fiat 500 America is celebrating the country where the model was sold in 2011 and where its collaboration with the American pop singer Jennifer Lopez started. The Fiat 500 co-stars with Lopez in her videoclip of the "Papi" track taken from the "Love?" album. An enthralling 30- and 60-second TV commercial was born from this collaboration.

In the Saloon version, the 500 America is offered in the exclusive metallic shade America Blue and it is distinguished by mirror covers with "Stars & Stripes" graphics, stickers, dedicated beltline and 16" alloy rims with red cap edge. American inspiration and iconography are also found in the interiors with red/ivory seats and contrasting white dashboard. The white three-layer paint and "Stars & Stripes" mirror covers are combined with the red top and the graphics in the colours of the American flag in the beltline in the convertible version. In this case the elegant 16" alloy wheels are finished with a blue rim edge.

The 500 America is equipped as standard with manual air conditioning and is enriched with the kit complete with exterior chrome-plating in both saloon and convertible versions.
Lastly, a badge on the pillar bearing the serial number (from 1 to 500) of this ultra-exclusive limited edition makes this car unique.


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      Mr Angry Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shouldn't this Fiat America come with Diabetes?
      Bret Frohwein
      • 2 Years Ago
      Every time I see this.. all I can think of is the Top Gear Vietnam episode with the auxiliary motorcycle blaring, "Born in the USA"
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      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe they feel it might be offensive to some people here, having a non American brand wrapped in our flag, idk.
      ICantDrive88
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not that silly when you remember there's probably 1000 American ex-patriots in Europe who'd be interested in expressing their country... Now I'd just buy a Mustang or Cadillac (actually I'd buy a hopped up Opel Insignia Wagon - since, you know it's an American owned brand), but hey, two eaches own!
        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ICantDrive88
        "It's not that silly when you remember there's probably 1000 American ex-patriots in Europe who'd be interested in expressing their country.." Not even close. There are 400,000 expat Americans who live in the UK alone.
        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ICantDrive88
        "actually I'd buy a hopped up Opel Insignia Wagon - since, you know it's an American owned brand" The Insignia is a German product. GM own the shares of the company which engineered it. Such a rationale when buying any car is utterly ridiculous.
          Bret Frohwein
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          I get his point though.. let us not forget the typical Car buyer knows NOTHING beyond the name and where to put the gas.
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      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      While it's weird that they won't offer this patriotic livery here in the states, imagining European customers buying doesn't seem that weird. I mean, Mini has no problem selling a few Coopers with the Union Jack flag all over it here in the US. True it has a much closer link to GB than the 500 does to the US, but the idea is still roughly the same.
        flychinook
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        I'm not sure, but I think the US's opinion of the UK is much better than the UK's opinion of the US.
      rgzrus
      • 2 Years Ago
      When you put diamonds on a pig, it's still a pig. Fiat failed in America 30 years ago, and arrogantly has returned with more of the same crap as before. These cars are too small, and ugly.
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