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FIAT 500 VOTED BEST SMALL CAR IN 2008 AUTO 1 AWARDS

Fri, 14 Mar 2008
The new Fiat 500, Car of the Year 2008, has just taken top honours in the Small and Compact Vehicle category at this year’s glittering Auto 1 Awards, held in Geneva last week.

Pitched against some tough opposition, Fiat’s chic new city car comfortably won the class, taking votes not only from the Auto 1 organisation’s editors, experts and racing drivers, but also millions of enthusiastic readers across Europe.

Auto 1 titles are awarded by the Auto Bild Europe magazines group which is made up of 26 European-wide specialist car magazines, including the UK’s Auto Express. Voting is carried out by each magazine before short-listed cars go forward to a demanding and challenging judging process.

With a starting price of just £7,900 OTR, the new Fiat 500 represents outstanding value for money and positions the car well below its benchmark rivals. At the top end of the range, a highly specified version with a larger engine costs only £10,700 – an OTR price that includes air conditioning and alloy wheels as standard.

Available with a choice of three frugal, ultra-low emissions, Euro 5-ready engines: 69 bhp 1.2-litre and 100 bhp 1.4-litre petrol, or 75 bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel, the new Fiat 500 can be ordered in three different trim levels – Pop, Sport and Lounge.

The 1.2 petrol is 119g/km so potentially London CO2 tax exempt from 27-10-2008. But if at some time the CO2 threshold is dropped to 110g/km, the 1.3 Multijet will still qualify for exemption and is taxed at just £20 a year from March 2009.

Configure a FIAT 500 to your personal spec at www.fiat.co.uk/showroom

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