Fiat 500 options

Published: 30 July 2007

Half a million option combinations on the Fiat 500? Tell me more!

You can indeed spec the 500 to the skies, but apart from the odd body stripe, alloy wheel or paint colour, all the launch cars in the media have been mainstream, plain Jane spec. That's why CAR Online's rummaged through the brochures to bring you some of the edited highlights of the many options available. At the launch of the Fiat 500, bosses claimed the extensive options list meant they could make 500,000 new 500s before any two were the same. Fiat is following Mini's example, and having watched and learnt from the Germans, the Italians hope to go one better, as you can read about in the September 2007 issue of CAR Magazine. First up is this canvas car cover, designed to make your new 500 look like the original Nuovo 500. The only problem is, it’ll surely get nicked if you park on the streets...

So can I hang my coat up inside?

Yes you can, and whilst your coat hangs behind you, you can look forward onto whatever steering wheel you have chosen. Although we're not sure we'd recommend the contrasting mud-brown finish on the one in our photo.

If I chose such a steering wheel, can I match it with the seats?

Of course. There are as many seat trim combinations - in plain hide, piped leather, fabrics, you name it - as in your typical Savile Row tailor. And you can order contrasting head restraints and details, too...

What about the less obvious details?

There are customisable key fobs and 500 badges, including one with a barcode and the date of the new 500’s launch: 04.07.07.

Anything else?

Yes, you can get a port for your ipod, different gearknobs and a fragrance dispenser.

What about sat-nav?

That’s available too, though not as an integrated system. And if you're prone to losing things, underseat storage and a boot divider are available.

Go faster stripes?

Yes, and numbers too. Or perhaps a snowboard rack...

I’m feeling sporty. Pedals?

You can spec up alloy pedals - all present and correct. All the better for heel 'n' toeing around city streets...

Go faster stripes?

Yes, and numbers too. Or perhaps a snowboard rack...

I’m feeling sporty. Pedals?

You can spec up alloy pedals - all present and correct. All the better for heel 'n' toeing around city streets...

By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy

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