Fiat 500 Riva (2017)
Fiat 500 Riva
The Fiat 500 Riva, presented in 1957, played an important role in motorizing Italy and turned into an iconic auto sold in more than four million units. The legendary 500 not only met the rising demand for mobility but also featured appreciation for life of a whole generation. This presentation of vividness was expressed by Aquarama, the Riva speedboat featuring sophistication and excellence.
The exceptional lineup manufactured in a restricted quantity Fiat 500 Riva possesses inimitable look and enhanced details and has been produced with participation of Riva, a legendary trademark in the nautical sector. Style is reflected, in particular, in the instrument panel: the gear knob is made of hard mahogany wood whereas the instrument panel is also carved from mahogany and possesses maple insertions. The mentioned wood material was used in the construction of the Riva yachts and presents the prerogative of first-class autos.
The symbolic Fiat harmonizes with the everlasting appeal of Riva and combines the stylistic and design peculiarities of both trademarks.
Two real legends in the sectors of autos and boats are combined with the aim of creating an innovative demanded object featuring remarkable Italian charm.
Fiat 500 Riva is a convertible vehicle: this variant represents a faultless style created with the help of valuable wood and commitment to details to make a trip a pleasant cruise.
The innovative 500 Riva is intended for motorists looking for uniqueness of Aquariva Super yacht on land and the availability that has turned the Fiat 500 Riva into a cult model: qualitative materials and an exclusive style aimed at providing the impression of a cruise on usual city roads.
A special shade for this restricted lineup named "Sera Blue" presents one of the most valuable variants of the colour range offered for Aquariva Super, the Italian shipyard’s symbolic yacht and follower of the iconic Aquarama.
The convertible vehicle possesses an innovative top of blue colour, developed exceptionally for this model whereas the black colour of the sedan’s panoramic roof gives it a touch of elegance.
Exceptional details decorate the livery by means of chrome plating that highlights the streamline shape of the bonnet and reminds Riva boats. Besides, innovative and unique 16" 20-spoke light alloy rims have been developed purposely for this lineup. The lineup actually possesses the Riva name in the form of a logotype on different parts of models.
The interior of the car salon, in particular, the central instrument panel designed using wood materials makes passengers feel like on the board of a ship, as highlighted by means of the Riva emblem.
The design of the door sills and gear-change lever knob has been also performed with the help of mahogany whereas the seats are covered with leather of ivory colour.
Regarding a variety of engines the innovative Fiat 500 suggests numerous highly efficient engines characterized by fuel economy and environmentally friendliness.
For instance, 1.2 Fire with 69 CV can be provided with ECO option. This variant is suitable for a smart alternator, special aerodynamic components and innovative wear-resistant tyres. These features contribute to reducing maintenance expenses and negative influence on environment. The level of carbon emissions reaches only 99 grams per kilometer.
Only Fiat 500 provides a turbo diesel in the whole its segment. The 1.3 Multijet 95 HP presents a matter of pride of FCA motor engineering and guarantees saving of maintenance expenses not diminishing convenience and satisfaction from driving. An output capacity of 95 horsepower provided at 3750 rpm allows to achieve a speed of 180 km/h and increase it from 0 to 100 km/h during 10.7 seconds. Besides, the application of a turbocharger featuring variable geometry allows the engine to develop 170 Nm of torque at 1,250 rpm whereas the highest torque reaches 200 Nm at 1,500 rpm.
Mechanical transmission is available in two variants: with five or six options of speed that depends on the type of engine. Besides, customers can acquire the robotic Dualogic.
The innovative lineup includes a great variety of equipment. Safety of the Fiat 500 Riva is guaranteed thanks to seven passenger airbags, EBD (technology that allows to vary the amount of force applied to all wheels of auto automatically), Dynamic Stability Management, Hill-start Assist Control and Hyudraulic Brake Assistance that facilitates emergency braking. Besides, a conventional set of equipment comprises air-conditioning system, for lamps and others.
Moreover, the instrument panel is fitted with a UconnectTM 7" HD LIVE sensor display and HD screen. Standard specification also includes speech recognition, Bluetooth and numerous music modes provided as complementary features of FM/AM radio.
The sound quality of the innovative Fiat 500 Riva is ensured by Beats by Dr. Dre, the equipment developed with the aim of achieving radical changes in listening to music inside the auto. If required, a vehicle can be fitted with the exceptional BeatsAudioTM system created in cooperation with Beats by Dr. Dre. The system offers a total capacity of 440 watts and an amplifier with 8 channels.