Fiat has partnered with premium speedboat builder Riva to produce a limited run of 500 hatch and convertible models.
Some may question why it would be necessary for Fiat to produced yet another edition of its 500 hatchback, but for those who love wood trim (yes, we know you're out there) and bespoke finishes, the Italian marque has combined with boat builder Riva to add some boat themed-additions to both the hatchback and convertible. The Riva 500 is limited to just 20 models in SA.
Some of the unique touches include the Sera Blue paintwork, a double aquamarine stripe along the bodywork and 20-spoke 16-inch wheels. The central dashboard has hand painted mahogany inlays and a Riva logo. The door sills and gear knob are also crafted from mahogany and there’s Sera Blue piping along the seats.
The only engine available is the 2-cylinder 0.9-litre TwinAir unit. There’s 62 kW on tap and it’s available either a manual or automatic gearbox.
It is on sale immediately. The hatchback version costs R267 900, the convertible R303 900 and a 3-yr/100 000 km warranty and maintenance plan are standard.