On this week at New York Auto Show, Fia t automaker has unveiled a new addition to the range of its 1950s style model, the 500C, where ‘C’ stands for Cabrio and it’s now finally time for US consumers to get acquainted with the drop-top version of the car. “The new Fiat 500 Cabrio introduces American customers to open-air driving excitement with beautiful Italian styling, timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology,” Fiat says.
The new 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio has featured four-seater 500c offers buyers a choice of three exterior soft-top colors, 14 exterior colors, 12 unique seat colors and material combinations plus a choice of two interior trims. The dual-layer cloth top runs along the length of the diminutive hatchback and folds back to where the rear window would be on the tin-top version. Retracting it is as easy as pushing a button and can be done at speeds of up to 60 mph up to the rear spoiler.
The 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio Engine, it is same 101HP 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder gasoline unit that powers its fixed roof twin.The 500C isn’t really a full-fledged convertible model as the Italian company opted to revive the rollback canvas roof from the original Cinquecento (500).