Canada’s first Fiat 500 has brought $85,000 at a charity auction in Toronto.
“The enthusiastic bidding for this iconic vehicle, and the fact that it sold for $85,000, underscore the excitement and interest the Fiat 500 has generated since Fiat’s return to Canada was first announced,” said Ed Broadbear, Vice President of Marketing – Chrysler Canada.
Like other North American-spec 500s, the Prima Edizione is powered by a 1.4-liter inline-four-cylinder engine, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
“Chrysler Canada and Fiat are proud to donate Canada’s very first Fiat 500 to support Villa Charities,” added Reid Bigland, Chrysler Canada CEO. “Thanks to the alliance between our two companies, the feeling of kinship with the vibrant Italian-Canadian community has strengthened and we are pleased to be a part of this wonderful event.”
Next year a convertible version will be offered, with higher-performance Abarth models to follow.