Following in the footsteps of the 500 with the tin roof, Fiat has applied the "Diesel" treatment on the convertible version of its succesful mini. And by "Diesel" we're not referring to the firm's Multijet engine but to the famous clothing and lifestyle brand that has helped design this limited edition model.
Just like the 500 by Diesel saloon of which nearly 6,500 units have been sold, the special edition 500C is distinguished by unique cosmetic features inside and out.
These include an exclusive set of 16-inch alloy wheels, new rear trim with faux air vents, yellow brake calipers on the 1.4 100 HP version and the satin finish chrome detailing on the bumpers and side mouldings.
Inside, the cabin has been dressed up with dark denim style fabrics with yellow stitching and the head of the famous "Mohican" on the gear lever knob and the special satin chrome colored dashboard.
The Fiat 500C by Diesel range comes with four Euro 5 engine versions including the 1.2 69HP and 1.4 16v 100HP petrols and the 1.3 Multijet 75HP and 1.3 Multijet II 95HP diesels with manual or automated transmissions.
The Diesel variant of the 500C will have its world debut in Japan on April 12 with sales set to begin in May. In Italy prices will start from €18,000, equal to US$24,000 at today's exchange rates.