With the Fiat 500 starting to arrive at U.S. dealerships, a new report is indicating the 500C will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

With the Fiat 500 starting to arrive at U.S. dealerships, a new report is indicating the 500C will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

While nothing is official, the model will likely be identical to European version with the expectation of a retuned suspension, a reinforced body structure, and various modifications to reduce noise, vibrations and harshness (NVH).

Like the coupe, power will be provided by a 1.4-liter MultiAir engine that develops 101 hp (75 kW / 102 PS) and 98 lb-ft (133 Nm) of torque. It can be paired to a five-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic.

No word on pricing, but the car is slated to be launched later this spring.

Note: European model pictured

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