Last year, FIAT announced the re-introduction of the Fiat 500 1957 Edition. Based on the Fiat 500 Lounge model, the 1957 Edition complements the updated iconic silhouette of the current 500 with a vintage look. The 1957 Edition includes a retro fascia with bright inserts and retro FIAT badging. The exterior also has retro Ivory door-trim panels, white exterior mirrors, two-toned paint with a white roof on hatchback models, and black soft-top on cabrio models.
Continuing the 1957 Edition’s vintage look is an Avorio (Ivory) interior environment contrasted with premium Marrone (Brown) leather seats. Avorio accent stitching vertically crosses seatbacks and seat cushions, while detailed stitching at the perimeter underscores the Cinquecento’s craftsmanship.
The retro theme continues with Ivory door-trim panels and a Marrone leather shift boot (with manual transmission) that are color-keyed to the leather seats for a harmonious look. An Avorio/Marrone leather-wrapped steering wheel is hand-stitched with Marrone leather on the “inner ring” and features a retro “FIAT” badge. Adding to the retro theme is a uniquely styled key fob.
The Fiat 500 1957 Edition model comes with the standard 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, which features a single turbocharger, twin intercoolers, a sport-tuned exhaust, and delivers 135 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque. The MultiAir Turbo engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Similar to all FIAT vehicles, engaging dynamics are essential, and the 1957 Edition includes a driver-selectable “Sport” mode on the instrument panel to unleash a more aggressive driving experience. In Sport mode, the automatic transmission offers a more aggressive shift schedule and throttle map for improved engine responsiveness.
Well now, FIAT has announced that August is the last time customers will be able to order the in Chiaro (Light Green) and Celeste Blu (Light Blue) colors. The two colors are the most retro amongst the color palette in the 500 lineups. For more information, be sure to contact your local FIAT studio.