Visitors to this year’s Decorex show at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, from the 31st July to the 3rd August were treated to a very unusual sight in Hall 2. Nestling neatly in-between all the décor stands was the Fiat 500, the ultimate lifestyle accessory.
To qualify this latter statement, consider this: The Fiat 500 is the first ‘small’ car to offer so much in the way of content: from the standard kit to the customisation options, there’s an endless choice (well, okay 500 000 choices – from decals to fragrances). In ‘basic’ form though, three trim outfits have been selected: Pop, Lounge and Sport.
The entry-level Pop spec is exclusively available on the 1.2. Extremely well equipped, standard equipment includes seven airbags (including a driver’s kneebag), ABS with EBD, electric windows and mirrors, remote central locking, height-adjustable driver’s seat, air-conditioning and audio controls on the steering.
The 1.4 versions are available in either Lounge or Sport guise. In Sport trim, 15″ alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, leather ‘Sporting’ steering wheel, Stability Control (ESP), Traction Control (ASR), Hillholder, Sport-specific internal upholstery and colours, as well as Blue&Me (audio and telephone connectivity) are added to the package.
The Lounge outfit is similarly specced to the Sport but features different 15″ alloys and forgoes the rear spoiler for chrome-trimmed details and a fixed glass roof. As with the Sport, this model boasts Lounge-specific internal upholstery and colours.
Fiat 500 1.2 Pop: R149 000
Fiat 500 1.4 Lounge: R179 000
Fiat 500 1.4 Sport: R179 000
And remember, all Fiat 500s have 30 000 km service intervals and come with a five-year 90 000 km service plan.
So, next time you’re out shopping for that elusive something for the home, pop into your nearest Fiat dealership, the Cinquecento might be just what the House Doctor ordered.