2012 Fiat 500 Priced at $16,000
At the L.A. auto show Fiat announced that the diminutive 500 will start at a similarly diminutive $16,000, including a $500 destination charge.
The $16,000 car is the entry-level Pop trim, which comes with air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and locks, and seven airbags.
A six-speed automatic transmission is an additional $1,000 option.
The Sport version is offered at $18,000, featuring a firmer suspension, steering calibrated for better responsiveness, a body kit, and slick 16-inch alloys.
Lounge trim is a hefty $20,000, with a glass sunroof adding an additional $850 on top of all models.
130 dealers were announced across 39 states, with high concentrations in small-car-friendly regions like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
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