Fiat 500 - back in black
500 BACK IN BLACK: Always wanted a 500 but something more exclusive? Now you can get your hands on Fiat's popular city car with a matt black paint job!
Fiat, riding on the success of its Fiat 500 by Diesel, is introducing another special edition version of its city car – the Fiat 500 Matt Black.
The car's characterised by its paint job with grille mouldings, door releases and external mirrors finished in a metallic effect. Its 16” alloy rims are also matt black and finished with a red stripe and red brake callipers.
The new model is powered by a 1.4, 74kW/131Nm engine driving a six-speed manual 'box. The little city car sprints to 100km/h in and underwhelming 10.5sec and its fuel consumption is listed as 6.3 litres/100km (combined cycle).
Standard equipment includes aircon, rear parking sensors, auto anti-dazzle mirror and a radio/CD/MP3 unit with six speakers and a sub-woofer.
As a launch offer, the first 50 SA buyers will get a buckshee Tom Tom navigation system. Using Fiat’s Blue&Me system, the colour touch screen can be used to manage audio, mobile phone and satnav.
Safety equipment includes seven air bags, stability and traction control, hill-start assistance and anti-lock brakes.
Fiat 500 1.4 Matt Black - R185 000 (incl VAT and CO2 tax)
A three-year or 100 000km warranty (three years on paint, five years on rust perforation) and a five-year or 90 000km service plan are standard. Service intervals 30 000km.