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???.