AT A GLANCE: FIAT 500

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - TRANS­MIS­SIONS: THIRST: DI­MEN­SIONS: WEIGHT: SPARE:

PRICE: From $14,000 drive-away WAR­RANTY: 3 years/100,000km CAPPED SER­VICE: No SER­VICE IN­TER­VAL: 12 months/15,000km SAFETY: 5 stars, 7 airbags EN­GINES: 1.2-litre 4-cyl, 51kW/102Nm; 1.4-litre 4-cyl, 74kW/ 131Nm; 900cc 2-cyl, 63kW/145Nm

5-speed man­ual (1.2L), 6-speed man­ual (1.4L), 5-speed roboti­cised auto

5.1L/100km, 119g/km CO 90g (900cc)

It isn’t as sporty to drive as the 1.4L but the claimed fuel use of 3.9L/100km more than makes up for it.

(1.2L); 6.1L, 140g (1.4L); 3.9L,

3.6m (L), 1.6m (W), 1.5m (H) 885kg-1002kg Full-size the real world, the 500’s light weight and de­cent lev­els of grip make it an easy car to steer at car park or high­way speeds.

DRIV­ING

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