Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
April 10, 2012
Car & Driver has found some new documents filed by Chrysler with NHTSA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) showing two new Fiat 500 models.
The first model is the 500T Sport. In documents filed with NHTSA, the 500T Sport appears on Fiat's 2013 model-year offerings. The 500T will only come in a two-door hatchback offering.
As for powertrain, a CARB filing shows a turbocharged 1.4L engine being used several Dodge Dart models, the Fiat 500 Abarth, and another Fiat 500. Officially, we know the Dart and 500 Abarth to use the turbo 1.4L. The other 500 is presumed to be the 500T.
The second model is the 500 Abarth Convertible. Currently sold in Europe and other places, Fiat hasn't said if it would make its way to the states. The 500 Abarth Convertible is expected to share to the Abarth's 1.4L turbo four producing 160 HP and 170 lb-ft.
Source: Car & Driver