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  1. Where is the Fiat 500 currently being made?
  2. How many orders does Fiat have for the Fiat 500?
  3. In how many countries is the Fiat 500 sold?
  4. How many awards has the Fiat 500 won?
  5. How many test miles was the Fiat 500 driven?
  6. What was the "500wantsyou" project?
  7. How many people submitted ideas on the www.500wantsyou.com website?
  8. When was the new Fiat 500 introduced?
  9. How long did it take to come out with the Fiat 500?
  10. Who designed the Fiat 500?
  11. How many Fiat 500s has Fiat built?
  12. Is Fiat working on a hybrid Fiat 500?
  13. Is Fiat working on an all electric Fiat 500?
  14. What are the names and color codes for the various paints available for the Fiat 500?
  15. When will the Fiat 500 be sold in America?
  16. How much will the Fiat 500 cost?
  17. What kind of gas mileage does the Fiat 500 get?
  18. How is the rust proofing on the Fiat 500?



  1. Where is the Fiat 500 currently being made?

    The Fiat 500 is currently being made at the Fiat factory in Tychy, Poland. As of March 2010, the 500 is sold in 83 countries.

    You can read more about the Fiat 500 being made here.

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  2. How many orders does Fiat have for the Fiat 500?

    As of September 2009 there have been more than 390,000 orders for the Fiat 500.

    Update: As of February 2010, and counting just the top ten countries, Fiat has tallied 464,720 orders.

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  3. In how many countries is the Fiat 500 sold?

    As of September 2009, the 500 is sold in 68 countries.

    Update: As of March 2010, the Fiat 500 is sold in 83 countries!

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  4. How many awards has the Fiat 500 won?

    The 500 has won more than 40 international awards.

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  5. How many test miles was the Fiat 500 driven?

    The 500 was tested over 2,350,000 km or 1,460,200 miles.

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  6. What was the "500wantsyou" project?

    A revolutionary approach that put the concept of ‘involvement’ at the center of the development process.

    For the first time in the automotive field, the many enthusiasts dotted all over the world were involved directly through the ‘500 wants you’ Internet platform, to express their wishes regarding the future car.

    These suggestions were then collected by the Fiat Automobiles designers and engineers, who transformed them into goals to be achieved with stylistic solutions and equipment that were as close as possible to the expectations of these potential customers.

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  7. How many people submitted ideas on the www.500wantsyou.com website?

    Over 3,000,000 enthusiasts have submitted their ideas to the project.

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  8. When was the new Fiat 500 introduced?

    The new 500 made its debut in Turin, on July 4, 2007. Exactly 50 years after the first 500 was introduced.

    You can read more and watch the launch videos here.

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  9. How long did it take to come out with the Fiat 500?

    It took Fiat 18 months, from the specification “freeze” to market launch.

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  10. Who designed the Fiat 500?

    The 500 was designed under master designer Frank Stephenson leadership at the Fiat Style Centre. A world renown designer who previously worked at BMW and designed many well known cars such as the BMW X5, the New Mini and is credited with the Ferrari F430 and the Maserati MC12.

    The car itself was designed by Roberto Giolito, now the current Fiat Style Director.

    Read more here.
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  11. How many Fiat 500s has Fiat built?

    As of March 2010, 500,000 Fiat 500s have been built.

    You can read more here.

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  12. Is Fiat working on a hybrid Fiat 500?

    Yes, Fiat has developed a special compact hybrid car concept.

    This compact Hybrid system combines the Fiat SGE engine (TWINAIR) and an electric motor built into a special transaxle.

    The hybrid system is set to revolutionize hybrid cars as it is the first compact system that can be fit into smaller A and B segment cars. Previously, hybrid systems tend to be bulky and are usually used in much larger cars and SUV's.

    You can read more about Fiat's Hybrid system here.

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  13. Is Fiat working on an all electric Fiat 500?

    Yes, Fiat has announced plans to produce the Fiat 500EV, an all electric version of the Fiat 500.

    This all electric version will be introduced in 2012 and will have all powertrain engineering and vehicle development take place at Chrysler Group headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

    You can read more about the Fiat 500EV here.

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  14. What are the names and color codes for the various paints available for the Fiat 500?

    104 Calypso Orange = Arancio Gustoso

    111 Pasodoble Red = Garanza Rot = Rosso sfrontato = Rosso Officina

    164 Ragamuffin Red = Rosso Don Giovanni (Tristrato)

    268 Bossa Nova White = Bianco Bianco = Bianco Gara

    270 Funk White = Bianco Gioioso (perlato) = Bianco Iridato = Bianco Perlato Tristato

    294 Cha Cha Cha Blue = Azzurro Cuor Leggero = Cha Cha Cha Azure

    309 Ye Ye Green (Azure) = Verde Libero e Bello

    370 by Diesel Green

    415 Mod Blue = Blu Impeccabile

    418 Jive Blue = Blu M'ama non m'ama

    509 Tropicalia Yellow = Giallo Birichino

    602 Breakbeat Grey = Grigio Perbene

    703 Punk Grey = Grigio Galante

    891 Crossover Black = Nero Provocatore = Nero Scorpione

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  15. When will the Fiat 500 be sold in America?

    The US version of the 500 will start being sold December, 2010.

    You can read more here.

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  16. How much will the Fiat 500 cost?

    Pricing of the Fiat 500 is yet to be announced but it will be competitive.

    Best estimates are in the mid teens.

    You can read a more about the pricing and see my projected retail cost of the Fiat 500 here.

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  17. What kind of gas mileage does the Fiat 500 get?

    These are the rating in Europe:

    New 1.3L 16V MultiJet II Turbo diesel

    Fuel consumption (combined urban/Hway): 3.9 l/100km (60 mpg)

    Previous MultiJet 1.3L 16V Turbo diesel

    Fuel consumption (combined urban/Hway): 4.2 l/100km (56 mpg)

    1.4L 16V gasoline engine:

    Fuel consumption (combined urban/Hway): 6.3 l/100km (37 mpg)

    1.4 16V Turbo in the 500 Abarth

    Fuel consumption (combined urban/Hway): 6.5 l/100km (36 mpg)

    1.4L 16V Turbo with esseesse (SS) performance upgrade kit:

    Fuel consumption (combined urban/Hway): 6.5 l/100km (36 mpg)

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  18. How is the rust proofing on the Fiat 500?

    Rust is a thing of the past on modern Fiats, they are among the most rust resistant cars you can buy.

    Besides sprayed on rust proof coatings, panels galvanized on both sides account for 90% of the 500's body weight.

    In particular, all the parts that make up the chassis, most exposed to corrosive agents, are 100% galvanized.

    Of these, the structures defined as safety structures, such as the suspension mountings and reinforcements for the seat belts, are made from panels with a high zinc thickness, up to 20 micron.

    The body is made entirely from 8 micron galvanized panels for the doors, bonnet, boot lid, side panels, wings and roof.

    The exception is some of the inner parts of the passenger compartment because there is no risk at all of oxidation such as, for example, the dashboard mounting brackets.

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