FIAT releases special edition 500 and Freemont “Tricolore”
Customers looking for value focussed cars that aren’t afraid of flaunting their Italian heritage may be tempted by the limited edition FIAT 500 and FIAT Freemont Tricolore-Italian for “Tricolour.”
The Tricolore models are set apart from the rest of the FIAT pack by way of their full length Italian flag decals, chrome exterior mirrors and Italian flag embossed floor mats. Owners of both the 500 and Freemont are also given special commemorative key rings.
The cheeky-faced 500 Tricolore is based upon the Lounge specification and is fitted with automatic start/stop, fixed glass sunblind, climate control, 15inch wheels and chrome bumper accents that match those special mirrors. Power is provided by FIAT’s TwinAir two-cylinder 875cc petrol engine.
Two-cylinders and 875cc may sound miniscule, but the motor churns out a reasonable (for the size at least) 63kW of power at 5500rpm and peak torque of 145Nm at 1900rpm while sipping 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres on combined cycle. The FIAT 500 Tricolore is priced from $20,300.
People mover (FIAT calls it an SUV) buyers are catered to with the five and seven seat Freemont Tricolore, which is based on the Urban specification and features niceties such as FIAT’s Uconnect infotainment system with DVD player, dual-zone climate control, six way electric driver’s seat and leather wrapped gear knob.
The Freemont Tricolore is offered with a 125kW/220Nm 2.4-litre petrol engine for $28,330 or a 125kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel which can be had for $32,600.
During the announcement of the new special edition models, FIAT Chrysler Group President and CEO Veronica Johns said “our ‘Tricolore’ limited edition 500 and Fremont models proudly show the true colours of Italy and celebrate Fiat which is an iconic Italian brand.”
The Tricolore models are available now.