Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
4 minute read
24 Aug 2021
8:00 am

Why iconic Fiat 500 has stood the test of time

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Updated Fiat 500 range is as big on value as it is on its distinctive Italian styling.

Aside from the Abarth, the Sport tops the range of sportiest Fiat 500.

Whether you like the Fiat 500 or loathe it, the quirky little Italian hatchback’s iconic status speaks for itself. Over six million Fiat 500s have been sold worldwide since its inception in 1957, while over two million of these have been of the current generation that was first rolled out in 2007. While Italy remains the car’s most popular market, all of 75% of these sales have been outside its homeland. And on the local front, one in three Fiat sold in South Africa is a 500. Value for money With the instantly recognisable 500 kept largely untouched for the...