City Car: small car, great experiences.
The dream of every car owner is always the same: to get around the city easily and comfortably. And a city car perfectly responds to this need. They are small cars that are ideal for city traffic and, because of their compact size, they can help drivers overcome the parking problems common in big cities.
The term “city car” is a relatively new word, which was coined at the beginning of the 80s to name a category of vehicles that are perfect for navigating the busy city streets.
Unlike other cars, city cars are specifically designed for driving freely in the city and tackling the daily challenges of the "urban jungle", without the usual parking issuess. They are also easier on the pocket because they are lower in price than ordinary cars.
Without a doubt, Fiat's most popular small car is the New Fiat 500: the city car par excellence, with an exclusive and unique design, that can be customised with a wide range of colours and interiors. Then there’s the New Fiat Punto, with its fun, simple style and essential, dynamic lines.
Economic and reliable, the City Car is and will remain one of the best cars to explore the city in style and comfort.
A small, big choice.
The advantages of a city car are the practicality of urban driving, reduced fuel consumption and ease-of-handling. Driving in a city car means being able to finally enjoy the city without the usual mobility issues.
The city car is perfect people who are frequently on the move throughout the day and it also increases your chances of finding a parking space. In fact, a small car can move more easily from one part of the city to another and manoeuvre between the other, larger, bulkier cars. Another reason to opt for a city car is the low fuel consumption because the smaller the car, the smaller the engine.
Cost is also one of the main advantages of this utilaitarian vehicle, especially when people are still deciding which car to buy and how much they can afford to spend. The small car can also be an excellent choice for a novice driver, who wants to get about easily at a reasonable cost. City cars are especially appreciated by people who prefer to spend a modest sum on the car so they can focus on the optional extras and customistions, as well as having the possibility to move more freely around the city.
What is the most suitable motorization?
You have decided to buy a City Car, but now you have to choose the most suitable engine. Which one’s the best to choose? Diesel, Petrol, Electric, LPG, Methane or Hybrid? The choice depends on you and your needs.
If you don’t travel a lot, it’s probably better to go for a petrol-powered model. The good energy yeld makes it the ideal choice for people who don’t have to make long journeys.
The advantage of LPG is the price. It costs about half the price of gasoline and diesel. However, its energy yield is low, and it often consumes much more than a petrol engine.
The price of methane is about two-thirds less than petrol, but it has the best energy yield of all, even compared to diesel.
A hybrid car is a machine equipped with an internal combustion engine (diesel or petrol), combined with an electric motor. There is a lot of talk about hybrid cars, and they are seen as the cars of the future.