2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio Starts at $19,500

Fiat officially unveiled the convertible version of the Fiat 500, the 2012 500c in New York last week.

The Fiat 500c retains the full doors and framed windows from the hardtop 500, but has a full cloth top that can be lowered at speeds up to 60 mph. Think of the design of more as a panoramic sunroof than a full convertible design like the Mini. The top can also be opened partially, acting like a large sunroof.

Fiat has announced that the pricing for the 500C will start at $19,500 for the entry-level Pop model. If you were hoping for a droptop Sport version of the 500c, you’re out of luck. The 500C will only be available in the Pop and Lounge variants. The 500c is powered by the same 101-hp 1.4L MultiAir four-cylinder as the 500. When it’s mated to the five-speed manual transmission, the 500c gets up to 38 mpg on the highway.

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