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Old 12-24-2008, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Fiat Planning Bigger All Wheel Drive 500 Model

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Fiat’s 500 range will soon grow to include a convertible model, and it looks as though a small crossover will also join the lineup. The new 500 model will be closer related to a wagon rather than an all-out SUV, but will feature an all-wheel drive system.

Tentatively dubbed the Giardinetta, the new 500 model will be aimed at MINI’s newest Clubman model. Although the Giardinetta will likely be a bit smaller than the Clubman, it should be close enough in size to cause a second thought from MINI buyers.
The new 500 model will borrow its four-wheel drive system from the Fiat Panda, which rides on the same platform as the 500. No word on what powertains will be offered.
Fiat has yet to confirm the project, but according to Automobilwoche, the Giardinetta has been given the green light.



Fiat eventually plans to sell the 500 in the U.S., so –given that actually happens – the larger model has a strong chance of making it to our shores. Final production figures are far from official, but rumor has it Fiat is planning to sell about 32,000 examples per year
http://www.leftlanenews.com/fiat-pla...500-model.html
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:09 PM   #2
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Kind of a no brainer since its based off the Fiat Panda 4x4 chassis.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:34 AM   #3
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abarth model please. one of the only front driver's I'd consider.
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