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The Italian giant has had a decent go at scaling up the charm factor for its new 500, writes Dave Humphreys

Travel to any large town or city in Europe, and it won’t be long before you see a colourful ‘Cinquecento’ driving by. The 500 is a car that has been an extraordinary success for Fiat, coming at just the right time for the company. While it isn’t so easy to scale up the cute supermini charm for a range of larger models, Fiat has made a decent go of it with the 500 brand. Arguably to the detriment of the rest of its model range.

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