The announcement comes as a surprise for most because the top auto manufacturer Fiat has collaborated with the yacht manufacturer Riva to design the Fiat 500 Riva edition.
Creating a car inspired by a yacht is kind of a new concept which the auto brand is experiment with its new special edition model. The Retro 500 car which now has a Riva edition is the same compact car patrons have come to love in the past but with the exquisite interiors and luxurious finish inspired by Riva’s yacht.
A lot of exterior aspects of the Fita 500 Riva edition is inspired by the Riva yachts. The overall color of the car is a Sera Blue which is exclusive to the yacht maker. Contrasting the color tone is a double aquamarine line inspired by the boat which runs throughout the middle of the small car. It is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels that offers the best of stability and aerodynamics. Chrome plating can be found throughout the model in association with a mirror finish found on the door handles, mirror caps and bonnet.
The entire team has spent days to make sure the new car is on par with the Riva yachts so that the special edition is worthy of its name. While colors play a dominant role in the exterior, the interiors of the car boast of much more than just blue colored components. Ivory leather seats are accentuated on the sides with Sera blue stitching and the ivory colored seatbelts are also lined with the same blue tone.
Premium quality wood adorns the dashboard of the Fiat 500 Riva Edition. Most cars can hardly claim to have used mahogany and maple wood in the dashboard but it’s used throughout the car to give a splendorous look to the dashboard. The special Riva badge is found on the bonnet and other areas of the car to showcase its exclusivity.
As expected, it is going to be an extremely limited edition. Only 500 cars will be sold in select regions in Europe and a numbered badge is found on the back of the handbrake so show which number the buyer owns. The Fiat 500 Riva is powered by a Twin Air petrol engine with 104 horsepower while a 1.3-liter diesel engine renders 95 horsepower. A standard manual gearbox is used in all models which can be upgraded to an automatic transmission system.
Fiat offers the Riva edition in both 500 and 500C convertible variants.