One of FIAT’s most iconic cars is going back in time with a retro look with the Fiat 500 1957 Edition.
FIAT is honoring the original 1957 Nuova Cinquecento with a special-edition package that gives the Fiat 500 Lounge model a vintage appearance. The last time this package was available was in the 2016 model year.
“Our Italian-designed, fun-to-drive Fiat 500 comes standard with turbocharged power,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “The 1957 Edition offers a fun, custom appearance for the iconic Fiat 500.”
The new Fiat 500 1957 Edition, which is available in both the hatchback and cabrio configurations, features a number of retro features throughout the vehicle. These include:
- Three new 16-inch retro-inspired wheel options (White, Green or Blue)
- Retro fascia with bright inserts and retro FIAT badging
- Additional exterior touches, including retro Ivory door-trim panels, white exterior mirrors, two-toned paint with a white roof on hatchback models, a Black soft top on cabrio models, and three retro-inspired paint colors: Celeste Blue (Retro Light Blue), Chiaro (Light Green) and Bianco Ice (White)
- Inside the 500 1957 Edition is an Avorio (Ivory) interior contrasted with premium Marrone (Brown) leather seats, Avorio accent stitching vertically crossing seatbacks and seat cushions, Ivory door-trim panels and a Marrone leather shift boot (with manual transmission) color-keyed to the leather seats. An Avorio/Marrone leather-wrapped steering wheel is hand-stitched with Marrone leather on the “inner ring” and features a retro “FIAT” badge
- The retro theme even extends to a uniquely styled key fob
Under the hood of the Fiat 500 1957 Edition model is a standard 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, which features a single turbocharger, twin intercoolers and a sport-tuned exhaust, and delivers 135 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque– 34 more standard horsepower than the previous model. The MultiAir Turbo engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission as standard, and is available with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Once on the road, drivers can select the “Sport” mode on the instrument panel for a more aggressive driving experience.
The Fiat 500 1957 Edition package is based on the Lounge model, which starts at a U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $19,745. The 1957 Edition package for the Fiat 500 is available for $995 and will be available in FIAT studios this fall.