The Dolcevita special edition celebrates the 62nd anniversary of the Fiat 500
In the best tradition, on July 4th, Fiat will be celebrating the anniversary of the 500. The fascinating 500 Dolcevita is debuting to celebrate the Italian icon. The first special edition of the new range embodies the values of Italian Glamour. The anniversary is even more exciting because this year it coincides with the 120th of the Fiat brand.
The new 500 Dolcevita special edition is dedicated to discriminating customers in search of exclusivity and elegance. The same values underlie the most authentic Italian style that in collective imaginary is embodied by the "Dolce Vita" years. As befitting for a timeless diva, the new car sports an exclusive Gelato White livery, enhanced by a red, white and red beauty line drawn around the entire silhouette. Elegance is reasserted by the cursive "Dolcevita" chrome badge on the rear that perfectly complements the chrome moulding on the bonnet, the chrome mirror caps and the side moulding with the "500" label. The look is completed by elegant diamond-finished 16-inch white alloy wheels and Skydome glass roof on the hatchback version.
The convertible version of the 500 Dolcevita deserves a special mention. For the first time in the history of the model, it is fitted with a horizontal white-and-blue striped top with embroidered red "500" logo inspired by the deck chairs and beach umbrellas of the Italian Riviera of the Sixties. This year also sees the celebrations to mark the tenth birthday of the 500 convertible. Expressing the "free and emotional" approach to motoring the 500C was launched in 2009.
Winking to the world of boating and sailing characterises the interiors of the 500 Dolcevita with its wood dashboard and contrasting beauty line. To ensure stability, flexibility and perfect resistance over time, the wood is applied onto an ultra-light carbon shell. The passenger compartment is the perfect match for the exteriors and is made even more exclusive by new ivory-coloured Frau leather seats with embroidered 500 badge, red piping and a wicker-inspired central part. The ivory colour scheme is mirrored on the edges of the mats.
Available in two configurations, hatchback and convertible, the engine range of the 500 Dolcevita includes the 69-hp 1.2-litre engine paired with the Dualogic automatic or manual transmission, the 85-hp 0.9-litre Twin Air and the 69-hp 1.2 LPG, the latter two both with manual transmission.