Fans of Fiat 500 Abarth who have been admiring the car from afar should be warned in advance: You’re not going to be able to make a Fiat 500 Abarth purchase from a dealer anytime soon. In fact, dealer and customer demand for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth has been so robust that it is virtually sold out according to Chrysler. The moral of this story is that if you see a Fiat 500 Abarth, buy it now!
Persistent or lucky shoppers might be able to find a few stray Fiat 500 Abarths sitting in the lots and showrooms of their local dealerships. Be sure to call your nearby dealers to see if they have any Fiat 500 Abarths available, but don’t hold your breath: The head of the Fiat brand told MSNBC that most Abarths sold the day they came onto their lots. If you’re really struggling to find a Fiat 500 Abarth, try the dedicated Fiat dealerships first. Many of the incorporated Chrysler dealerships around the country do not carry the Fiat brand.
Followers and analysts of the automotive industry could have guessed that the demand for the Fiat 500 Abarth would have outstripped its supply: When the sporty versions of the Mini Cooper hit America, it was equally hard for people to get their hands on them. One of the most fun compact cars in recent memory, the Fiat 500 Abarth provides American consumers with a manual transmission and a significant amount of power considering the car’s size.
Although you might not be able to find a Fiat 500 Abarth this year, don’t worry! Chrysler plans to raise their production levels of the Fiat 500 Abarth in order to meet this tremendous demand. Most Fiat and Chrysler dealers will start accepting Fiat 500 Abarth orders as summer starts to wind down, so be sure to check with your local dealer as to when you might be able to get your name on the list! New 2013 Fiat 500 Abarths will start shipping at the end of the year, so don’t miss out on all of the fine Italian performance and style that the Fiat 500 Abarth has to offer. And if you’re looking for a standard-sized car, Fiat will also offer larger versions of the car, the Fiat 500L, during next year.