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2012 Fiat 500C TwinAir Is 'Stylish' and 'fun to drive'

2012 Fiat 500C TwinAir Is 'Stylish' and 'fun to drive'

The all new Fiat 500C TwinAir has been dubbed "stylish" and "fun to drive" by one reviewer.

According to What Car?, the convertible supermini, which carries a starting price of £15,560, the car is about much more than its eco credentials.

The magazine said that the new 500 also boasts a "lively performance", meaning it should appeal to both eco-conscious drivers and true motoring enthusiasts looking for new car deals.

Describing the funky little model as "unashamedly retro", the magazine listed the car's many pluses commenting how economical it is to run and how much fun it is to drive.

The cabin was also highlighted as being well equipped, and the publication also noted that despite its diminutive stature it capably seats adults in the rear.

"A charming recreation of a much-loved classic - with all modern amenities and top-level safety features - the Fiat 500 Convertible is highly enjoyable and extremely endearing."

The review comes shortly after Fiat celebrated hitting the 100,000 mark for total 500 sales.

According to the Italian car giant, the feat was achieved in a little under a year and comes a month after the model was placed in April's top ten best sellers list.

Elena Bernardelli, marketing director at Fiat Group Automobiles UK Ltd, commented: "It's a wonderful achievement and I am sure that we will see many more sales successes in the years to come."

According to Fiat's figures, 80 per cent of new car deals on the Fiat 500 are for the 1.2-litre petrol engine version, while eight per cent of customers opt for the 0.9-litre TwinAir model.

Fiat customers are also looking to make the most of the stylish option too, with 48 per cent opting for the top-of-the-range Lounge trim edition.

Those looking to get behind the wheel of the car have a wide range of colours to choose from, with Bossanova white, Pasodoble red, Volare light blue and the metallic Crossover black the most-popular options.

Posted by Craig Salter