Built to rival BMW?s modern incarnation of the Mini, Fiat?s 500 is proving to be a worthy contender. Much like it?s predecessor wooed millions of drivers from the late 50?s through to the mid 70?s the new 500 is repeating the act, being a sell out success seemingly wherever it goes on sale. If that isn?t enough, the Fiat 500 is finishing off 2007 with one big fat trophy for the cabinet ? 2008 European Car of The Year.
The Fiat 500 appears to be an across the board hit with motoring publications and journalists, winning car of the year by a handy 60 points over the runner up Mazda2 with Kia?s Cee?d coming a distant third. Positions four and five were taken by Nissan?s Qashqai and the Mercedes-Benz C-class.
This win is no mean feat with the 500 having to impress some 58 motoring journalists from 22 countries along with seven major motoring publications, a far cry from ?Wheels Car of the Year?.