Spy Photos: Fiat 500 Presentation Leaked

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With just months until Fiat's revived Cinquecento (sorry, 500) subcompact appears in the sheetmetal, a leaked presentation highlights the company's plan to accessorize the urban hipster transport to within an inch of its life. The scoop comes via French site Le Forum Fran ais des Scoops, which makes no mention of the documents' source, accuracy or context. Still, it's apparent the company is lodging an assault on the Mini's quirky retro theme and youth-lifestyle appeal, based on what seem to be a range of toys, from snowboard holders to iPod docks and a multitude of wheel styles — all the way to a prospective anime roof panel. Hold for the commerical featuring free-running in Paris and club kids in a K-hole. [Thanks to Teo for the tip.]

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Fiat 500 [Le Forum Fran ais des Scoops]

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DISCUSSION

drewdraws2
drewdraws2

I don't know if this is real or not, but it was obvious that FIAT was planning this from the second they launched a competition to design:

'500 wants you' (from www.designboom.com/fiat500.html )

the legendary FIAT 500 is coming back in only 500 days.

( you may want to check the concept car from which the new 500 will be developed )

we want your ideas to help us build the new icon of italian motoring.

participants are requested to submit their designs and concepts for one or more of these three categories:

- 500 ACCESSORIES.

how do you imagine the car accessories and personalization of the new FIAT 500 car ?

- 500 LIFESTYLE

how do you imagine the FIAT 500 car style? translate the syle into everyday life (objects, furniture, gadgets, dress, etc.)

- 500 EVERYWHERE

how do you imagine the world of the new FIAT 500 car? design a FIAT 500 world (places, streets, parking aeras, shop, pub, etc.)

This is probably just one of the entries, but either way I like the direction they're headed. Cheese it up if you want, or just leave its cuteness plain, for all the women to adore...