2012 Fiat 500: Best New Design and Best Value

4 Jul

The Texas Auto Writers Association has announced its annual Spring Round Up award winners WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011.  After reviewing 50 vehicles, the Fiat 500 received two of the competitions eight awards: Best New Design and Best Value. It was the only car out of the 50 to receive two awards.


Add this to the long list of awards the Fiat 500 has won over the years. You can view some of the awards in this post.

The Texas Auto Writers Association is a well known media organization that promotes quality, accuracy and professionalism among automotive journalists.

Here is more on this achievement:

Two Awards: New 2012 Fiat 500 Wins “Best Value” and “Best New Design” at the 2011 TAWA Spring Roundup Competition

  • New 2012 Fiat 500 wins two top honors, adding to its more than 60 international awards
  • TAWA Spring Roundup recognition marks the start of Fiat 500 awards in North America
  • New 2012 Fiat 500 delivers contemporary Italian styling, beautiful craftsmanship and city-friendly proportions combined with intelligent adaptations for American roads
  • New 1.4-liter engine with state-of-the-art MultiAir® technology, invented and patented by FIAT, delivers power, fuel efficiency and refinement
  • Starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $15,500

About the New 2012 Fiat 500

With beautiful Italian styling, timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology – the same attributes that made the original version an icon – the new Fiat 500 is relevant for an entirely new generation of drivers.

Modernizing the successful formula from its past, the  new Fiat 500  caters to an entirely new generation who want their vehicle to be as engaging, individualized, ecologically responsible and technologically savvy as they are.

The new 2012 Fiat 500 offers high levels of safety, fuel economy, quality and advanced technology. With its city-friendly four-passenger A-segment size, engaging driving dynamics, all-new fuel-efficient 1.4-liter MultiAir® engine with eco:Drive™ Application, state-of-the-art TomTom® Navigation with BLUE&ME™ Handsfree Communication technology and seven standard air bags, the new Fiat 500 offers a driving and ownership experience unlike anything available today. This package is further enhanced with new quality and refinement adaptations for the U.S. market, including an all-new six-speed automatic transmission.
Every new Fiat 500 includes FIAT FORWARD CARE™ – a standard four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, four years of unlimited roadside assistance and a three-year/36,000-mile maintenance program that includes wear-and-tear items.

The 2012 Fiat 500 Pop model has a MSRP of $15,500 (excluding $500 destination) and is available at FIAT Studios nationwide.

The reintroduction of the FIAT brand in North America is led by the modern generation of the Fiat 500, followed by the Fiat 500C (cabrio) in spring.

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