Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2012 Fiat 500 5 door


Fiat did mention that a 5 door version of the small 500 was in the works.
It would most certainly become the most popular 500 in the US.

This illustration looks pretty realistic, showing us what 2 more doors would look like.
It still looks nice and cute.

18 comments:

Education Project said...

I dunno... don't think it looks good in anything but a 2dr

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't cath me sitting in that back seat! Sure hope those 5 mph bumpers do well then that 5000 lbs suv runs into the rear of it and your head becomes the new hood ornament!

Anonymous said...

it doesn't look as special as a 4-door.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Education Project. I have to give credit to Volkswagen for not bastardizing the Beetle by making it a 4 door or an SUV or any of the other configurations that Mini is coming out with. All of the mutations diminsh the original.

Anonymous said...

Wow so now u can open some rear doors, but the real question is can a human male sit back there now that they have access ?

Dav said...

Meh... compared to the adorable little 2 door version, but probably necessary to ensure a wider appeal.

SalvatoreBellomo said...

Looses allot in the illustration as a 4 door unlike the mini Cooper. But is a no brainer

Anonymous said...

Vince, I just don't know what kind of market there is for these Fiats. I heard the Fiesta is selling slower than hoped.

They may be cute but who is going to buy them?

Fusioptima SX Sport said...

I don't think that looks bad at all! btw, VW tried to market a 4dr Beetle. It was called the Thing.

Long Island Matt said...

It definitely looks very "European", and like nothing else sold in the US.

It doesn't seem at all practical to me; the backseat looks tiny and the cargo space behind the back seat looks almost nonexistent - I wouldn't want to try to put a baby stroller or a couple of suitcases behind the rear seat.

Zit said...

you posted this before!!!

Torrey said...

Just imagine this in a convertible! It's totally possible!!!

Soul Brother No. 7 said...

Fiat really should avoid the urge. This would basically do in what the car should want to achieve the way that 4-door Mustang would have.

Anonymous said...

Um...the Beetle has been Golf based for years now, so it has had a 4 door. It's called a Jetta.

Anonymous said...

"Um...the Beetle has been Golf based for years now, so it has had a 4 door. It's called a Jetta."

Or a 4-door Golf. But neither of these are actually a Beetle. So, no, the New Beetle has never been offered as a four door.

I really don't know what to think about the 500. Except for a some nostalgic Italianness, it just looks like a cheap economy car. If it had a Chevy Aveo badge, it wouldn't be good enough. So I'm not sure that it works as Fiat's re-entry in the US market.

Anonymous said...

This is almost as freakish as that Nissan Cube clown-car.

Anonymous said...

It's Italian Heritage carries a lot of cache; just like Ferrari or Masarati. The same that makes a Mercedes or BMW better than anything Detroit (even when it's not). And the same that makes a blurry "Picasso" worth more than a clear, accurate "Kodak" picture.

This car as a LOT of Italian cache--and that's a tough act to compete against!

Anonymous said...

"This car as a LOT of Italian cache--and that's a tough act to compete against!"

Agreed. But I don't think that this car is as substantial or as visually interesting as the Mini or the new Fiesta. This pic is particularly vanilla. If it didn't have a Fiat badge, it could just as well be a cheap Korean import. I'd much rather see an Alfa Brera or Giulietta in the States than this Fiat.