Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition announced for Australia

October 16, 2018

A new special edition Fiat 500 is being launched in Australia, called the 500 Collezione Spring Edition. It, as you might have expected, celebrates the arrival of the spring season.

The special edition is being launched in hatch and cabriolet form, and with auto and manual in the hatch. All are powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that produces 51kW and 102Nm. With the manual, the official average fuel economy is just 4.9L/100km, and 4.8L/100km when paired with the five-speed auto.

Based on the Lounge variant, the Collezione Spring Edition comes packed with over $3100 in extras. You get two-tone bianco gelato and lunare grey paintwork for the body, some 16-inch alloy wheels, and chrome trimmings for the bonnet, side mirrors and bumper inserts, with some special badges.

Inside, passengers are presented with white body-coloured dash inserts, with striped seats and ivory ‘500’ logos and seat piping, with bespoke ‘Collezione’ embroidered floor mats. These garnishes are on top of the standard kit of the Lounge.

Some of the standard kit includes a 7.0-inch Uconnect touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB and aux-in ports. A 7.0-inch TFT digital instrument cluster faces the driver. Climate control, front fog lights, rear parking sensors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever are also part of the pack.

Just 70 examples are going up for grabs, making it quite an exclusive city car. Speaking about the edition, Fulvio Antonelli, head of Fiat Brand Australia, said:

“The Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition celebrates the new season with a fresh, fun and unique offering while encapsulating the iconic design of the timeless cinquecento. We’re excited to bring a touch of “La Dolce Vita” to the local market.”

The new version is on sale now from the following prices (excluding on-road costs):

Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition hatch 1.2L 5MT – $21,990
Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition hatch 1.2L 5MTA – $23,490
Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition cabriolet 1.2L 5MTA – $27,490

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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