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Fiat Debuts "Naughty" 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva at Concorso Italiano

8/22/2013
According to Fiat, the Italian word "cattiva" describes a person or a situation that is "naughty, yet cool." As applied to the 2013 Fiat 500 Sport and the Fiat 500 Turbo, and according to Jason Stoicevich, head of Fiat brand for North America, Chrysler Group LLC, the word describes a special-edition 500 with "a devilish designed-for-the-street look."

The new 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva won't be available for long. Buyers choose red, black, white, silver, gray, light blue (500 Sport only), or copper paint, and each Cattiva vehicle is equipped with an exclusive black-painted roof. Smoked finish headlights and taillights are standard, as well as black 16-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, the 500 Cattiva is equipped with black-and-gray cloth sport seats facing a matte black dashboard and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel. Black leather seats are optional.

When based on the 500 Sport, the 500 Cattiva is equipped with a 101-horsepower, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. Push the car's Sport button, and Fiat says the driver will "unleash a more aggressive throttle map." The Cattiva treatment can also be applied to the 500 Turbo, which makes substantially more horsepower and torque than the 500 Sport.

The 500 Cattiva models go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013, starting at $19,150 including the $800 destination charge. Turbocharged versions command a $2,000 premium.

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