This car is surely an out-of-the-park home run for FIAT/Chrysler in about 18 mos time from now. Rumored to be slated for assembly at Chrysler's Belvedere, Illinois assembly plant, beating the Mini's price by thousands by assembling in The States looks to be a master-stroke that the imported Mini will have difficulty competing with (and FWIW, to my eyes, the 500 is a far better-looking car... superior in equipment for the money, too).
Having made its international public debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March, the new FIAT 500 C is a convertible version of the iconic FIAT 500. The car pays homage to the original 1957 fabric roof version, but today's thoroughly modern interpretation offers customers innovative solutions in terms of mechanical design, engines and comfort.
It's hard to imagine this thing missing in the US... real nice product here,
and small cars are suddenly in-fashion, too.
Check it out, America- coming your way for 2011...