Chrysler is looking for anything resembling good news these days, as the details of its merger with Fiat are still being sorted out. We knew that the US would eventually get the Fiat 500, but we didn’t know when and which models. It’s official: Ralph Gilles, Chrysler’s SVP of Design, has announced that the Mini Cooper-challenging 500 will arrive in the US before the end of the year.
As with any announcement, there’s good news and bad news. First, the bad: we won’t be getting the 160 hp Abarth SS, at least not at first. Now the good news: we’ll be getting four models, including the standard 500, a convertible, a wagon and the 500 Abarth. The Abarth version will come with a 1.4 liter turbo motor, good for 135 horsepower in a car slightly larger than Barbie’s Dream Corvette.
I personally can’t wait to put one through its paces.
Source: Fox News