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Meet the Fiat Cabrio

by Bill Cawthon on

Just in time for spring cruising, Fiat presents the new 500 Cabrio offering open-air driving excitement with sleek Italian styling, timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology.

Staying true to the tradition established by the manually operated canvas roof of the original Nuova Cinquecento introduced in 1957, the new 2012 Fiat 500c features a premium dual-layer power-operated cloth top. With just the push of a button, the 500c’s power-operated cloth top retracts up to the rear spoiler during speeds up to 60 mph.

The Fiat 500c offers comfort for four passengers, three exterior soft-top colors, 14 exterior colors, 12 unique seat colors and material combinations plus a choice of two interior environments to allow customers to personalize “their own” Fiat 500c.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.


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