Fiat will bring to market a 4-door version of its cute 500 mini car next year and reports indicate it will be sold in North America. Word of a 4-door 500 model makes perfect sense for the North American market – especially as it will no doubt be a stretched wheelbase model with added room and a larger overall size. According to the report by Automotive News, the new 500 4-door will also be wider than the standard 2-door model.
A 500 4-door will help expand Fiat’s offerings and allow it to compete better with MINI – particularly against the Clubman model.
Interestingly this new version will not be build in North America but in Italy. Fiat has announced that later this year it will begin production of the 500 2-door at a Chrysler plant in Toluca, Mexico.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is expected to give more details on the new model when he outlines the company’s 5-year plan on Wednesday. He is also likely to announce specifically what other Fiat models will be brought over to North America. Here’s hoping for the Abarth 500!
[Source: Automotive News via LeftLaneNews]