Fiat 500 History:
The first generation of Fiat 500 is produced between 1957 and 1975, it was a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 3 meters, and originally powered by an appropriately-sized 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term "small car" and is considered one of the first city cars in the world.
Born over fifty years ago, it was more than just a car. It made history. It gave the Italians the ability to move freely and with confidence – after the devastation of World War II. A liberating form of self-expression, the FIAT 500 was built to satisfy our insatiable love for each day.
Now in over 80 countries, it has evolved into a beloved global icon, winning the hearts of passionate drivers, motor journalists and judges alike. Most recently winning 60 international awards, including being named 2008 European Car of the Year and 2009 World Car Design of the Year. Additionally, FiatMultiAir Technology was recognised as the "Single Most Innovative Engine Technology" of 2010 by the International Engine of the Year Awards panel.