Ciao, Fiat 500! As an alternative of bringing it a a lot wanted refresh, Fiat Chrysler will pull off the gorgeous two-door automotive from the North American market after the 12 months 2019, together with the lovable 500 convertible Abarth, 500th EV and 500 highly effective fashions. Right here's the official assertion from the producer :
"Fiat will cease producing the present Fiat 500 and 500th era in North America. Present inventories of the Fiat 500 and 500e 2019 might be retained till 2020. In North America, Fiat will proceed to supply the brand new compact all-terrain crossover with enjoyable design, the Fiat 500X, Italian-designed Fiat 124 Spider roadster and the 5 Fiat 500L passenger utility. "
Retro 500 has been supplied in the US since 2011 as a 2012 mannequin; the automotive was initially launched in Europe in 2007. At the start, gross sales had been good, with practically 47,000 gross sales in 2012. However the numbers started to drop precipitately quickly after: just one,692 had been recorded from 2019 to June. The 500 joins the VW Beetle, the Good model and the Audi TT among the many useless not too long ago, whether or not on this planet or in the US
This information is one other signal that the style of the US for giant automobiles and massive vans continues endlessly. The 1.four liter turbocharged engine within the 500 has outperformed 101 to 135 hp and 97 to 150 lb-ft of torque final 12 months, however it was too little and too late. In line with the FCA assertion, when you nonetheless wish to purchase a 500, there needs to be a variety of stock on reseller heaps till 2020, and we advocate you attempt to discover a deal on an Abarth with a five-speed handbook gearbox – that's the variant that we're He misses.
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