The iconic Fiat 500 has claimed another City Car title at the 2015 ContractHireAndLeasing.com Car of the Year Awards.
The ContractHireandLeasing.com awards are fairly new with this being only their second year. The awards honour the best cars of the past 12 months and are judged by motoring journalists, along with other experienced members of the Contract and Hire Leasing team.
In examination the panel looked at a number of criteria, including how the vehicle performs on test drives, its design and features, environmental credentials and of course, its value for money and running costs. With the Fiat 500 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 also available with a business-orientated 1.3 MultiJet II 95hp and a 1.2-litre 69hp ‘Eco’ pop Star which reduces company car BIK tax liability from 17% to just 14% thanks to its lower CO2 output.
On receiving the award, Sebastiano Fedrigo, Country Manager, Fiat UK, said that the brand were “proud” to have received the award and that it’s easy to fall for the Fiat 500 thanks to its “distinctive style, fn-to-drive characteristics and impressive new technologies but knowing you can enjoy all this without compromising on the practicalities makes the Fiat 500 an irresistible package.”
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