Fiat’s Bag Of Surprises For 2011 Bologna Motor Show
The Bologna Motor Show, though not given as much importance as other major shows around the world, is one that the Fiat Group very much looks forward to. Considering the fact that the Italian carmaker’s numerous brands make up a large percentage of the Italian auto industry, this comes as no big surprise. For this year’s edition, Fiat has lined up a freshly facelifted version of the Fiat Sedici, a Fiat 500 Nation Limited Edition, Lancia Ypsilon Black&Red edition and four new special editions from Abarth.
About the cars in detail, starting off with the Sedici, we will be treated to a facelifted version this time. With options of three trim levels, buyers will be provided with the choices of a 120-horsepower 1.6-liter four or a 135-horsepower 2.0 MultiJet diesel in either front-wheel drive or selectable all-wheel drive. At the same time, the Fiat 500 Nation Limited Edition will be available in both hatchback as well as convertible versions. While the American version will be painted blue with stars and stripes graphics to go along with it, the Cabrio will be dressed in white with similar graphics and a red roof.
Meanwhile, the Black&Red edition of the Lancia Ypsilon, will be unveiled in four distinct colors – two reds, a black and a two-tone black and red scheme. The choice of engines includes a 69-horsepower 1.2-liter gasoline engine or a 95-horsepower turbodiesel. And the last of the lot, the Abarth team will be made up of four special editions. The 595 Turismo and Competizione models carry a 160-horsepower version of the Abarth’s 1.4-liter turbo four, while the 695 Assette Corse possesses 205-horsepower under the hood. The fourth model, the Punto Scorpione, is powered by a 180-horsepower 1.4-liter four.