Fiat’s brilliant little ‘un takes the Euro COTY. It’s no guarantee that it’s a great car when you consider some of the previous title holders. It must have been a lean year that saw the Renault 9, 86 Granada, Opel Astra, even a Fiat Tipo win?
However beating the Mondeo, C-Class and Mazda 2 shows it’s a worthy title holder.
Fiat’s previous ECOTY winners include the 124, 128, 127, Uno, Tipo, Punto (1995), Bravo/Brava, Panda (2004),
Fiat 500 named 2008 European Car of the Year - Autoblog
Hot on the heels of the announced winner of EVO's Car of the Year award comes the revelation from the bigger European Car of the Year, which bestowed the citation for 2008 to the impossibly charming Fiat 500. While EVO's, like Motor Trend here, is awarded by one magazine