Hot on the heels of yesterday’s blog about Ford dominating new car sales, comes news that a cheeky Italian motor is heading up the hit parade.
The Fiat 500 is a ‘fun’ mini which was launched in 2007 and is now back in the top 10. Well, it’s actually in tenth place.
Private registrations for the Fiat 500 grew by 14.8 per cent in April, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Some 2,600 Fiat 500s were sold in the UK last month, helping Fiat to a total of 3,675 sales, up almost 25 per cent on last year.
Available with a choice of ultra-low emissions Euro 5 engines: 85 bhp 0.9-litre TwinAir, 69 bhp 1.2-litre and 95 bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel (which can return 72mpg), the Fiat 500 has a starting price of just £9,960 OTR for the 1.2 Pop.
The Fiat 500 has a wide range of customisation options, decent pricing and award-winning engines which help it compete against its rivals the Mini Hatch and Citroen DS3.
It also has a tight turning circle which makes it a good car to drive in town. The Fiat 500 rides and handles well enough on the open road, too.
OK, so it’s not the most practical car on the market – but people buying it know that already. Hopefully, they won’t be putting two adults in the rear seat for long journeys.
Check out the leasing costs for the Fiat 500 before buying one – you could save a packet!