ROME ? The rumours have been rife. Speculation, spurious. And the anticipation palpable.
Since Fiat took a controlling interest in Detroit's Chrysler back in June of this year, fans of Italian cars have been in a tizzy about what may actually go on sale here in Canada.
Now, if all goes according to plans announced just this week, it looks like Fiat's mechanicals will underpin the majority of Chrysler vehicles in the coming years.
But before most of those cars arrive in 2012, a North American version of the Fiat 500 will go on sale here about a year from now.
And thanks to Chrysler Canada, Wheels had an exclusive first drive of an Italian-spec 500 ? or Cinquecento to the cognoscenti ? in its native land.
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