Fiat announced today that it has received the award for Best City Car in the 2011 Fleet World Honours during a ceremony held in London. The accolade will be added to an already impressive trophy case that has been filling up over the past three year since it has been available on the UK market.
“Another award from a top title is always welcome. The Fiat 500 has continued to sell well to retail customers and has caught the imagination of large and small fleets too, so we are delighted to see further support from Fleet World in this excellent category win,” says Elena Bernardelli, marketing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK.
“The cheeky 500 proves time and again that it is a car people love, and with its innovative new TwinAir engine it offers thrills and efficiency in equal measure, taking the class leader even further ahead of the rest,” said Steve Moody, editor of Fleet World and chairman of the judging panel.
The judges were all pleased with the Fiat 500’s excellent residual values and low running costs. Further evidence of the retro-mini’s environmental credentials was highlighted last year, when the model’s sub-100g/km CO2 TwinAir version was exempt from London’s Congestion Charge.
The 500 is available in the UK with a choice of low emissions Euro 5 engines that include: 85bhp 0.9-litre TwinAir, 69 bhp 1.2-litre and 100bhp 1.4-litre petrol, and 95 bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel. Three trim levels are also available – Pop, Sport and Lounge.