News from Europe shows Fiat suppliers ramping up for the release of the 2011-2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio in America. Amid reports that this car is appearing at dealer’s lots in time for summer, the Magna Steyr company in Poland is churning out one of the most important parts for this vehicle: a retractable canvas roof with modern features and functionality. That’s right: North American customers can choose the convertible version of the stylish Fiat 500 for a combination of Euro-cool design and an open cabin.
We’ve just recently been talking about the appeal of the Fiat 500 in America, a product of the famous Chrysler/Fiat merger, and how KBB.com gave the vehicle it’s “coolest affordable car” award earlier this month. There’s also a lot more to love about the Fiat 500 in its current incarnation. As the car recently went on display at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Fiat spokespersons referred to the vehicle as blending “open-air driving excitement with beautiful Italian styling, timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology” – more reviews add to the excitement around the top-down form of the Fiat 500, like this one from MLive.com that says the car “dials up the fun factor” and envisions owners driving in style to summer getaways and outdoor dinners. Yes, the North American market is abuzz with interest in this exotic offering that just might show up on roads near you. The Fiat 500 is now in heavy competition with other cars like the Ford Mustang; in addition to the above, Fiat 500 Cabrio customers can choose from top and body colors and features that will help them to get a “customized” ride that really shows their sense of automotive fashion.
If you want to feel the wind in your hair and enjoy a kind of Euro-American fusion design in the new Fiat 500, take a look at what local dealers can offer you at the lot. Some of the current numbers on this car can be hard to get, and local factors, as well as month by month demand, might change the sorts of deals that you can expect for car financing on a Fiat. It’s a good idea to look at third party lender rates for a “general personal car loan” and then get in touch with specific dealers who can offer you rates close to what Chrysler and Fiat are promoting. Always look for additional rebates and incentives as well, and research how demand, supply and local availability may be changing your quoted price or financing interest rates. All of this can help you get a fair deal for a car that’s taking this season’s market by storm.