The excitement for the Fiat brand is growing in the U.S. now that we know we will be able to purchase a Fiat 500 in the near future. Maybe it is the unique size or the cache of the brand from the past, but there is a definite air that the Fiat 500 will be a popular car in the U.S. even when historically sub-compacts don’t do well. Now that we are going to get our hands on a Fiat 500 we have turned our attention to lusting after all the versions that Europe has access to including the newly announced Fiat 500 TwinAir models.
Fiat 500 TwinAir two-cylinder engine
According to sources at Fiat the TwinAir will try to capitalize on the “fun to drive” angle, which will be helped along by advertisements featuring Ferrari’s F1 driver Fernando Alonso. With a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 11 seconds we are guessing the focus is going to be on handling and not straight-line speed. The car will start at a price of €12,900 or about $19,200 and be sold in Italy. What about the U.S.? That is yet to be determined as is the official MPG of the TwinAir, which was speculated last summer to be somewhere around 57 mpg in U.S. gallons according to Car Scoop. So stay tuned for more on the fashionable Fiats and what they have in store for consumers around the world.
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[Source: Car Scoop]