The iconic Fiat 500 has taken another City Car title under its belt thanks to ContractHireAndLeasing.com Car of the Year Awards.
Now in its second year, the ContractHireandLeasing.com Car of the Year Awards credit the best cars of the past 12 months and are judged by motoring journalists James Fossdyke and John Simpson, along with other experienced members of the Contract Hire and Leasing team.
The panel study a number of criteria, such as how the vehicles performed on test drives, their design and features, their environmental specifications and, of course, their value for money and running costs. Choosing the Fiat 500 as their City Car category winner the judges concluded that it was chosen for its “desirability, the gutsy performance of its 0.9-litre TwinAir engine and the impressive leasing deals on offer.”
This is the fourth major award and the third-business related award for the new Fiat 500 in the UK, which is now available with business-orientated engines. The two engine options available now for businesses is a 1.3 MultiJet II 95hp and a 1.2-litre 69hp ‘Eco’ Pop Star which, thanks to its lower CO2 output, reduces the company car BIK tax liability from 17% to just 14% when compared to the standard Fiat 500 1.2 69hp.
On receiving the award Sebastiano Fedrigo, Country Manager Fiat UK said the brand were “proud to receive the important award” and that the Fiat 500 is one of those “rare occasions” where you can “indulge your head and your heart.” He further went on to say that the model is “easy to fall for” thanks to its “distinctive style, fun-to-drive characteristics and impressive new technologies” but also “knowing you can enjoy all this without compromising practicalities” making it a “desirable package” especially for business users.
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