Fiat 500 marks Italian comeback in UAE
Fiat is apparently making a return to the GCC market, as evidenced at the 2009 Dubai Motor Show with the display of the Fiat 500. The new 500 has been trundling around in Europe for a couple of years now. Event photos by Faisal Khatib.
On display were the 500 hatchback and the 500 convertible, alongside the Alfa Romeo display. It would seem that the debut Fiat model will be sold alongside its premium cousins at dealerships. The 100 hp 1.4-litre version will be the only trim level to come here, as the other engine choices offered in Europe are ridiculously underpowered.
The 500 goes on sale sometime in January 2010, as a premium-priced competitor to the Mini, at around Dhs 70,000. Keep track of its release on the Fiat buyer guide.