Spy Shots: Fiat's high-riding, all-wheel-drive 500

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    Spy Shots: Fiat's high-riding, all-wheel-drive 500

    Spy Shots: Fiat's high-riding, all-wheel-drive 500
    Autoblog
    February 2, 2011
    by Steven J. Ewing


    The 2012 Fiat 500 may just be launching here in the United States, but elsewhere, Fiat appears to be working on an all-wheel-drive 500 to battle the high-riding Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic that have both been recently spied. Rumors have suggested that the AWD variant will be introduced around the same time as the slightly facelifted 500 in Europe.

    This 500 mule is clearly rides higher off the ground than the normal car, and our spies point out that a reworked exhaust system is present on this test car – a result of the reworked underpinnings. We expect the 500 AWD to arrive sometime in 2012, though it is unclear whether or not this model is destined for consumption here in the U.S.

    Additional images at link.

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    Re: Spy Shots: Fiat's high-riding, all-wheel-drive 500

    I think it will be more of a competitor to the Mini Countryman. It's already a competitor to the Mini Cooper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Copperhead View Post
    I think it will be more of a competitor to the Mini Countryman. It's already a competitor to the Mini Cooper.
    But aren't the Countryman's back seats usable? I guess back seats are just for show in Italy.
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    Re: Spy Shots: Fiat's high-riding, all-wheel-drive 500

    What a dopey car.

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    Re: Spy Shots: Fiat's high-riding, all-wheel-drive 500

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    What a dopey car.
    I really wanted to like this car but it just isn't happening. I think Dopey is the perfect explanation.

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    Re: Spy Shots: Fiat's high-riding, all-wheel-drive 500

    I like it if anything I think the Countryman is dopey.

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