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Fiat 500 4-door to appear in 2011 - headed for U.S.

 Fiat 500 4-door to appear in 2011 - headed for U.S.
Fiat 500 four-door artist rendering - 600 - 19.04.2010 / Quattroroute.it

A four-door hatchback version of the Fiat 500 has gotten the green light, according to Autonews.  The car is expected to hit the European market by the end of 2011, with US sales also expected, Fiat insiders told the magazine.

Look for the Fiat 500 lungo to compete with small MPVs, like the Opel Meriva and the Scion xD.  One would hope Fiat would offer engines with a bit more horsepower for the car, considering the extra weight it would likely carry with a bigger platform, more cargo space, and larger passenger cabin.

Along with this, Chrysler may be preparing a new 2013-model year subcompact sedan for North America.  That car would be built at a Fiat factory in Kragujevac, Serbia.

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne will outline their five-year plan for North America later this week.

Published Apr 19, 2010 3:39 pm By Zack Newmark

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Comments (11)

 HEMI426 HEMI426
Ugly as hell
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April 24, 2010 2:29 pm
 charlemagne charlemagne
ok, in the last few years Fiat showed the world some nice cars (500, the new bravo, and so on). now it seems that Fiat is doin' again what it's best at: creating fugly cars.
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April 20, 2010 9:49 am
 velsatis velsatis
I certainly hope this is just a speculation and nothing more, BMW already did the mistake by making the horrid, useless crossman out of the mini which is 1 version to many of the car and I beliave that if FIAT does that sausege we see above they will go the same way. These are "fashion cars" and thats the way people see them and the way they should be threated, now if u make of them products of mass production they just become a fail product. Can anyone think of fashion when they see the limo 500 above???...neither can I
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April 20, 2010 6:23 am
 Mikeado Mikeado
This is not a good idea. Especially if the original 500 was never available as a 5-door. At least there was a Mini Traveller in the past, which almost justifies the "Clubman". But this is just cynical marketing. The rendering looks a bit like a 500 front on an existing car, and if that is all it ends up being, then I shall not like it.
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April 20, 2010 5:20 am
 moodyaaa moodyaaa
yuk
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April 19, 2010 9:21 pm
 M! M!
kind of disappointing. btw wcf, shouldn't it be a 5 door hatch and not a 4 door? in any case, Please bring the 500 Abarth to the US!
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April 19, 2010 5:27 pm
 coopergt coopergt
wow that looks like a last generation honda fit/jazz, but way uglier.
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April 19, 2010 4:19 pm
 luisgguedes luisgguedes
WTF o.O
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April 19, 2010 3:57 pm
 MTC MTC
a big ass 500? just don't make it look like the one in the pic, please? after taking a closing look, the pic above is fine
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April 19, 2010 3:49 pm
 nederina nederina
I have no problem with that but please call it something else but a 500. May I suggest Fiat 600?
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April 19, 2010 3:43 pm