Fiat to present 60th birthday models at Geneva

Fiat is bringing special edition versions of its 124 Spider, 500X, Tipo and 500 models to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The Fiat 500 has become an icon in motoring terms since it first arrived in its original incarnation, the new 500 Sessantesimo, which is built to mark the 60th anniversary of the 500 hatchback will take pride of place on the Fiat stand to mark this momentous occasion. As such, the Sessantesimo, which is Italian for ‘sixtieth’, features a throwback two-tone paintjob, 18-inch wheels and an upscale interior with a soft-touch dashboard and leather seating with red piping. It will only be available in cabriolet bodystyles and can be had with Fiat’s 69 horsepower 1.2-liter engine, 90 horsepower 0.9 liter engine and 1.3-liter Turbodiesel engine. Just 560 examples will be built.

Of the other models Fiat will present, one of the more exciting of these will be the new special edition 124 Spider Europa, which is very similar to the 124 Spider America it showed in Geneva last year. The 124 Spider Europa will be available in Passione Red only with 17-inch four-spoke vintage-look wheels, silver mirror caps, a silver windshield border and black leather interior.

The 500X will get a sporty injection with the introduction of the 500X S-Design, which will be available in an exclusive Alpi Green exterior color and will also feature 18-inch dark wheels, Xenon headlamps and polished steel exterior and interior trim. Interior changes consist of S-Design seats with sport fabric and an embroidered copper logo.

The relatively new Fiat Tipo has also been given the S-Design look for Geneva. It’s set apart from standard Tipo five-door hatchbacks by its Metropoli Gray exterior color, piano black exterior trim, standard bi-Xenon headlamps (a first for Tipo models), diamond-pattern 18-inch wheels, tinted rear windows and body color door handles. Interior changes include unique leather and fabric seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob and piano black trim.

*courtesy FCA

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