Fiat announced it will be launching 2012 Gucci editions of the Fiat 500 and the 500 convertible toward the end of this year. The Gucci editions have colorful interiors and the will come with Gucci collections featuring track suits, sunglasses, a watch and other travel accessories.
The cars will be officially launched at the New York Fashion week on September 8th. The new Fiat cars will be made available in North America by December 2011.
The 2012 Fiat 500 will feature a 101-horsepower, 1.4-liter FIAT MultiAir engine with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions. The car will have 16-inch alloy wheels with sports tuned suspension.
Article Last Updated: August 18, 2011.
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