Where is the Italian flair in the Fiat 500 Pop?

April 27, 2016 12:27 pm | peterwarrenfiatalfa.com.au/

Italian cars have long been sought for their flair and charm – think Ferrari and Lamborghini. On a smaller scale, and one that allows for a little wiggle room in your back pocket, Fiat has been producing classic Italian cars that have all of the fun and excitement of its bigger, scarier brothers since 1899.

The Fiat 500 first jumped onto the scene in 1957, and captured the hearts of Italian people all over the country. It then spread around the world, and the plucky, economical hatchback made a special place for itself in history.

Now, the body has been rebooted into a modern form, and the predecessor can still be seen coming through very strongly. The lines, the philosophy and the performance are all areas that have been improved, but stay true to the original Fiat 500.

Who should buy the Fiat 500 Pop?

Anybody who looks at this car and falls in love with it should be getting behind the wheel of a Fiat 500 Pop.

The appearance and the driving experience really complement each other well. A 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 51 kilowatts of power and 102 Nm of torque which, for a car with a kerb weight of just 865 kilograms, is quite a lot. It'll also keep your fuel costs to a minimum as well, with a combined consumption of just 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres. You might not be throwing a big V12 around town and making car alarms go off, but you'll more than make up for it with the savings.

How much fun is it to drive?

For one thing, the steering is very light. You can make it even lighter too with the City driving mode. A tough three-point turn can be a breeze with this function, and you'll notice the quick and responsive steering the moment you turn your first corner in the Fiat 500 Pop.

The exterior styling is also a joy to behold. It's small, but has big character. It's got a little engine but a lot of heart. You can just tell that this car has been designed by passionate people, and that'll translate directly into your driving experience as well. Take pleasure in the fact that you're turning heads in your bright little machine. You'll have 13 different colour options to choose from, so your garage will really pop with flavour.

The Peter Warren Fiat dealership in Warwick Farm has everything you could ever ask for in a fun Italian hatchback, so head on in.