Fiat 500C by Diesel Makes Japanese Debut

Italian manufacturer Fiat announced today it will introduce the cabriolet version of the model jointly created in 2008 with Diesel onto the Japanese market, at an event scheduled to take place on April 12. The Fiat 500C by Diesel will debut at the Fiat Café in Aoyama (Tokyo), where Diesel founder Renzo Rosso himself will be present.

The car will also make its European debut on April 15 at the Milan Furniture Fair. It will then be marketed worldwide, starting with Italy from May, with an on-road price starting from 18,000 euros.

According to Fiat, nearly 6,500 units of the already available limited-edition saloon version have been sold so far, so the cabriolet is expected to perform just as good.

Performance wise, the Fiat 500C by Diesel range comes with four Euro 5 engine versions (1.2 69 HP, 1.4 16v 100 HP, 1.3 Multijet 75 HP with DPF and 1.3 Multijet II 95 HP) mated to manual 5 or 6 speed gearboxes (petrol engines can be fitted with a Dualogic 5 speed robotized gearbox).

There will be three body and top color combinations: green with black top, black with black or red top and the original “Midnight indigo” blue with ivory top. The “Midnight indigo” blue is a metal-flake body color which - with a finer paint texture and almost 3D effect - is reminiscent of the look of stone-washed fabrics.

Inside, the special edition car is sporting a dark denim style fabric with yellow stitching, a fifth pocket with the Diesel brand, the head of the famous "Mohican" on the gear lever knob and a special satin chrome colored dashboard.
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