27 Nov 2018
New Fiat 500 by Repetto, a touch of pure elegance
- Special edition Fiat 500 in collaboration with Repetto, available in France only
- An exceptional duo that leads us in a delicate dance through a world of grace and elegance
- Available to order from November 21
- From € 18,490
- Follow the link to see the images: http://www.fiatpress.fr/gallery/detail/1672
Elegance and poise, exclusivity and tradition. Fiat 500 and Repetto join forces to give life to the new special edition Fiat 500 by Repetto. An exceptional duo that leads us in a delicate dance to a world of grace and elegance.
While staying true to its heritage, the Fiat 500 has reinvented itself by associating its unique identity with popular top brands. The outcome is an exceptional selection of limited series that explore new ground for any urbanite, from fashion to luxury yachting and art, and now fashion and dance.
The special edition Fiat 500 by Repetto is the most recent tribute to the iconic Fiat and is one of the limited series launched in recent years with prestigious partners including Riva and Guerlain.
Sophisticated, elegant and high-tech, the new 500 by Repetto catapults this symbol of Italian creativity into the future. Centre-stage with a Bordeaux Opera-coloured coat, customised with an elegant edging featuring a dancer's silhouette, a panoramic sunroof that bathes the interior in light, and alloy rims to complement the exterior design.
The same elegance continues inside, with the same timeless charm detail and a refined tobacco-coloured Poltrona Frau leather upholstery. The ivory interior marries beautifully with the Bordeaux Opera dash.
The Fiat 500 comes with an exclusive Repetto gift box containing a pair of Repetto ballet shoes, a Repetto key ring and Repetto fragrance.
The Fiat 500 will come in a choice of two petrol engines and two transmission types: the 4-cylinder, 1.2, 69-hp engine manual or the automatic Dualogic bundle with TwinAir 2-cylinder, 85-hp engine.
• 1.2 69-hp: €18,490 including VAT
• 1.2 69-hp Dualogic: €19,340 including VAT
• 0.9 TwinAir 85-hp: €20,390 including VAT
About the Fiat 500
Launched in 1957, the Fiat 500 has established itself over the years as the symbol of automobile democratisation in Italy, before reinventing itself in 2007 with the introduction of the new model. This quickly became a global phenomenon, with sales reaching 2 million units. The Fiat 500 is sold in more than 100 countries worldwide of which more than 80% are outside Italy. Since 2013, the 500* is a number one seller in Europe with a market share of 14.6% by the end of 2017.
An ever-growing success - in the first nine months of 2018, the new Fiat 500 broke its own sales records in Europe. With 2 million units sold worldwide, more than 200,000 units have been sold in France since its launch in July 2007.
One of the secrets behind this continuous global success is the ongoing development of the Fiat 500, as portrayed by the 30 successive special editions of Fiat models launched over the last 11 years. It is no coincidence that Fiat 500 has always been a trend-setter.
* Total for models Fiat 500 and Abarth 500.
In 1947, inspired by her son, Roland Petit, Rose Repetto set up a tiny workshop making dance shoes at 22, rue de la Paix, a few steps from the Paris Opera House. Her skilled and intuitive products became an overnight success. Dancers from France and Navarre province flocked to the shop, making Repetto synonymous with the world of dance.
In 1956, Brigitte Bardot entered the shop with the sole purpose of finding a shoe as light as the demi-pointes she wore, but much more flattering and feminine. So, Madame Repetto created a new ballet shoe, using a technique directly inspired by how the slippers are fitted to the dancer: the sewn heel. The first Repetto ballet shoe was born, from the outset synonymous with elegance and grace.
Today, Repetto is still a coveted name desired by a refined clientèle of both dancers and fans of this unique world. Holding power without parting from the creativity of classical dance, shaped by its high standards and quest for excellence, Repetto is now established as a luxury French brand. At Repetto, this luxury starts in the workshops of the Dordogne, home to exceptional craftsmanship and perpetuating pure quality.
Constantly reinventing itself, the Repetto ethos and quality of expertise resonates across a whole range of products (footwear, dance, leather goods, athleisurewear) and in ever more fascinating and exclusive shops.