First launched in 2007 as a reboot of the popular 1950s city car, the retro-styled Fiat 500 has become one of the UK’s favourite cars for fashion-conscious young drivers.
This week the one millionth model rolled off the production line, a Fiat 500 Lounge version decked out in ‘Funk White’ and fitted with the 1.2-litre 69bhp engine.
The model is one of six different trim levels offered with the three-door car, which was once voted sexiest car in the world by BBC’s Top Gear.
Beginning with Pop, the trim levels include Pop Star, Colour Therapy, Lounge, Street and the ultra-exclusive Fiat 500 by Gucci, a tie-in with the fashion designer launched in 2011.
However, even with the standard trim levels, the customisation options available to Fiat 500 drivers ensure there are thousands of different variations available to buyers.
The stylish Fiat 500 is not only one of the most customisable cars on the market; it is also one of the greenest with a range of award-winning engines designed to lower running costs dramatically across the range.
This includes a 0.9-litre petrol TwinAir engine, a two-cylinder unit that is a previous winner of the International Engine of the Year prize.
The petrol engine as the first in the UK to offer sub-100g/km of CO2 emissions and has spawned an entire range due to its success.
The engine range is completed by 1.4-litre 100bhp petrol, 1.2-litre 69bhp petrol and a 1.3-litre, 95bhp diesel option.
Fiat 500 prices start from a little under £10,000 in the UK and the car is available in three-door hatchback or cabriolet variations. The Fiat 500C drop-top comes with a fabric roof and starts from £12,000 at Perrys Fiat dealerships.