The Fiat 500 Cinquecento is a city car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1957 and 1975.
Launched as the Nuova 500 in July 1957, it was a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 2.97 metres long, and originally powered by an appropriately sized 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term "small car" and is considered one of the first city cars.
To meet the demands of the post-war market which called for economy cars, in 1949 a front engine, Fiat 500 was released, a 2-door coupe body with sun-roof, the 500 continued until 1954.
Despite its diminutive size, the 500 proved to be an enormously practical and popular vehicle throughout Europe.