The pairing of fashion and car manufacturers has been a long-standing tradition, especially here in the States. You might remember the Cartier Lincolns of the ‘70s and ‘80s or the Eddie Bauer edition Ford products. This time we are talking about the Chrysler Group’s Italian parent and no they don’t have rich Corinthian leather (at least not that we know of). Instead, they have opted for a style upgrade from Italian fashion and clothing company, Diesel.
Current plans say that the newly styled Fiat 500 will appear next month at the Geneva Motor Show. Also, in a stroke of utter ingeniousness, the Diesel edition will be equipped with a diesel—engine that is. Just like the new style, the diesel engine will also be new for the model year and be the second-generation 1.3-liter Multijet engine offered by Fiat. If you aren’t a fan of the diesel (engine) then you can still get the gas powered 1.2-liter or 1.4-liter engines. However, the diesel engine will achieve 0-62 mph in 10.7 seconds and return a combined mpg of 60.2 mpg U.S. in the combined European cycle.
Fiat 500 by Diesel Back Detail
Enough about the mechanics, let’s get on to the style specifics. The Diesel version of the Fiat 500 includes 16-inch alloy wheels, “Diesel” logos and special body trim. The special body trim is finished in a matte silver finish and the trim kit also includes faux air vents in black. Inside, the Diesel version gets dark denim styled fabric upholstery that is accented with yellow stitching. The dash also gets a special treatment being finished in a satin chrome color. Sound like your kind of style? If so, you better hurry any find away to order one and get it to the States because only 10,000 units are planned to be produced.
Be sure to check out our previous reports on the Fiat 500 here at AllSmallCars.com. Also, check out our recent article on the Honda CR-Z with its new sticker price in Japan.