The new soft-top Fiat 500 will go on sale in late April this year and is likely to be called Fiat 500C.
The new soft-top will have a simple roof mechanism as seen on its Fiat Topolino ancestor, where the roof rolls back like a sardine tin and lies on top of the parcel shelf.
Not only does this keep production costs low, it keeps the boot space unchanged and the rigid sides mean the changes to the Fiat 500’s sheet metal are kept to a minimum. This helps maintain rigidity in the body of the car and reduces development costs.
The 1.2 litre Fiat 500C Pop will cost around £10,000, which is around £1,500 more than its steel-roofed equivalent.
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