Fiat 500 Cabrio Priced from $19,500 [New York 2011]

Fiat 500 Cabrio Priced from $19,500 [New York 2011]

After re-launching in North America last year, Fiat has just introduced its second model to our shores, the 500 Cabrio. A ‘convertible’ version of the 500 hatchback, the Cabrio is a different sort of drop-top as it retains the factory roof structure, but with a retractable material top instead of sheetmetal. Because of that structure, the 500 Cabrio is unique in that it offers the exact same interior room as the original hatchback. Yet another advantage is that the material roof can be operated at speed of up to 60 mph.

Priced at $19,500 it retails for a $4,000 premium over the standard model, Fiat brand boss Laura Suave, introducing the car today at the New York Auto Show, says it’s the smallest price differential between a standard model and its cabriolet version on the market. Two versions will be offered, an entry-level Pop and a top-trim Lounge.

As with the 500 hatchback there will be plenty of customization options from everything to interior and exterior colors, as well as accessories, while the Cabrio also gets the choice of three material top colors: red, tan and black.

Much of the rest of the car remains the same with a 101-hp 1.4-liter engine.

GALLERY: Fiat 500 Cabrio

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  • Ray

    I can just picture it now, seeing people cruising to the beach in the warm weather with there Fiat 500 Cabriolet’s. If this is not a great, compact car for the current economy, I don’t know what is. The Fiat 500 has everything you need all in a compact form.

  • Ken

    Re: Fiat 500C Pricing, a truly great car as to its price NOT “priceless”. The 500 C appears to be around 2 to 3000 dollars overprice IMHO. The new C website only a few available interiors and not the around ten touted on the net. Furthermore, if I want the Red roof I must take the $1,200 “luxury” interior. Come on folks how about a bit more flexibility! Despite these views the 500C is a FANTASTIC car!