Our readers are always on the lookout for cool cars even very early in the morning. James, just caught 2 Fiat 500s testing in Charlotte, MI. Both cars are tagged in Michigan with manufacturer plates, so no doubt those are official testers. Aside of the two tone white and black matte paint, both cars seems to be ready for the US launch later this year. The Fiat 500 will very likely be the first Fiat to be introduced to the US market. Keep in mind that the Italian car maker only took over Chrysler last year. Will they actually be able to launch this Fiat in 2010, that remain to be seen.

Anyways, back on the pictures, the only visible difference between those two seems to be the front bumper trim, one chrome and one painted and as you can see there is a piece of tape on the corner, may be for some park assist system testing. Let us know if you can find others!

2011 Fiat 500 caught testing in the USA Exterior Spyshots
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On the back you can see that the rear hatch still got the wide European plate enclosure, so we expect this gap to be filled with some ’bumperette’ similar to the one seen on the rear bumper of Porsche 911’s. As for the parking sensor speculation, we can only see a backup camera but no sensor in the bumpers.

2011 Fiat 500 caught testing in the USA Exterior Spyshots
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Our reader was daring enough to get closer and take a snap of the interior. The cars were equipped with a computer system on the passenger side for data collection, but aside of that, everything seems to be ready for production and without any camouflage at all. The first car was a manual, the other appeared to be an automatic.

Thanks James for the tip.


What do you think?
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  (526) posted on 11.11.2011

Fiat really had this great idea on how they will make their car so simple but very cute! Just like this one, anyway, I still wonder if it also had a striking and comfortable interior?

  (333) posted on 11.2.2011

Fiat cars are really so cute, just like this one! smiley And in spite of having a matte color, I would still love and impressed on this awesome car of them.

  (448) posted on 10.25.2011

The design of this one is looks so cute and very striking on it. smiley However, I think it is more a good-looking car if the windshield of this one is tinted, and I must say that I’m quite curious on its figure performance.

  (42) posted on 05.23.2010

this would interusting to have another car CO in the mix of the ones here in the states but one thing comes to mind how much of thoses cars are going back to the country that this car comes from

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

Of course Tommi_Mcrae fiat 500 is meant to be fuel efficient and eco friendly.

  (406) posted on 04.28.2010

The Fiat 500 in North America is expected to get underway in mid-December at the Toluca, Mexico plant that’s being upgraded for the task.

  (807) posted on 04.27.2010

I love those car especially in those photos. They look pretty cool with those the same color and structure. I think the owner of those car are twins.

  (798) posted on 04.27.2010

hmmm..Looks kinda cute than the mini-cooper. But it’s performance can’t matched up with the cooper.

  (379) posted on 04.26.2010

Why they kept it a secret? 500 is already seen many times by public but they don’t have to conceal it’s looks.

pdaix  (431) posted on 04.26.2010

Yeah I think it is worth putting some down payment on those quikly to get them first, they will be really cool the first year, after that... it will be common but I think they are here to stay. even though I’d buy a mini cooper S anytime ...

pdaix  (1) posted on 04.26.2010

Looks good. I am moving home from Switzerland to the US in July and I am looking forward to picking up a 500. I see them every day and its a nice looking little car. It might even stay unique in the US for a few months....

pdaix  (321) posted on 04.25.2010

they should be released it by the mid 2010, many are already waiting for it’s release from the market.

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