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Fiat Announces TwinAir Lineup For 500 and 500C

Italian automaker Fiat has launched the TwinAir version for both the 500 hatchback and convertible models. Not only does TwinAir refer to the innovative two-cylinder turbocharged engine, but it will also be a new model. The 500 TwinAir lineup will come with additional styling elements and upgraded equipment features. The engine produces 85 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque and can hit 62 mph in 11 seconds and has a top speed of 108 mph.

There's also new exterior styling bits such as door handles, license plate holder and grille with a satin chrome finish, black alloys, and a sports kit that consists of a black spoiler and chromed tip exhaust. The hatchback also has an optional piano black roof. Inside features an all-black cabin with satin chrome finish on the dashboard. The seats are covered by a combination of perforated leather and fabric. The new model will be sold in two trim levels: TwinAir and TwinAir Plus.

The former includes 15-inch alloy wheels, a sports kit, audio system, seven airbags, a start/stop system, electric and heated exterior mirrors and a remote-controlled central locking system. TwinAir Plus adds 16-inch alloys, leather-covered steering wheel with radio controls, an infotainment system, fog lights, brake assist, and hill holder systems. Pricing starts at €12,900 (roughly $19,200) in Italy.

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