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NEW FIAT 500 AND ALFA ROMEO STELVIO WIN DESIGN AWARDS FROM READERS OF AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT


  • The New Fiat 500 has received the “Best Design 2020” award
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio chosen as the most beautiful “Large SUV”
  • More than 16,000 readers voted for over 100 models in ten categories

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)  UK  is taking its support for business customers to the next level

The New 500 has won the “Best Design 2020” award, as voted for by readers of the leading German magazine “Auto Motor und Sport” in the Autonis 2020 contest. Readers also crowned the Alfa Romeo Stelvio in “Large off-road vehicles/SUV”.

Olivier François, President of Fiat Brand, noted: “The “Autonis” award, voted by the readers of “Auto Motor und Sport”, is an important acknowledgement for the New 500, to add to the prestigious Red Dot Award it won a few weeks ago. It is even more important for two reasons: firstly because it was bestowed by a jury of the people, made up of readers, who have already fallen in love with the New 500; secondly because the award has been given in as mature an electric car market as Germany, most of all against other major players. All this makes me extremely proud and makes us feel very positive about the upcoming launch of the New 500 in Germany, as one of our main markets.”

Klaus Busse, Head of EMEA FCA Design, commented: “We are honoured to receive the prestigious Autonis award for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio from the readers of “Auto, Motor und Sport”, as the most beautiful SUV in its class. This award is a recognition of Italian design and our Alfa Romeo design language that combines great proportions, with characterful elements and beautiful, hand sculpted surfaces.”

Exactly 16,182 readers of the magazine “Auto, Motor und Sport” as well as users of the digital offers cast their votes for around 100 vehicle models in ten categories in the “Autonis” competition. The result within the category is a balance of approval and rejection for each model. Each participant had four votes per category, two for particularly successful design and two for less convincing forms. Negative judgements therefore counted just as much as positive ones.

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Notes to editors:

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles and related parts, services and production systems worldwide. The Group operates 102 manufacturing facilities and 46 R&D centres; and it sells through retailers and distributors in more than 135 countries.

FCA’s automotive brands include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram and Maserati. The Group’s businesses also include Mopar (automotive parts and service), Comau (production systems) and Teksid (iron and castings).

In addition, retail and retailer financing, leasing and rental services in support of the Group’s car business are provided through subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial arrangements with third-party financial institutions.

FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA”.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK Press Office Contacts:
Chloe Yemm, Public Relations Manager Fiat, Abarth and Fiat Professional +44 (0)1753 519551 chloe.yemm@fcagroup.com
Krystyna Perry, Public Relations Manager Alfa Romeo and Jeep +44 (0)1753 519383 krystyna.perry@fcagroup.com
Kate Saxton, Public Relations Director, all brands UK & Ireland +44 (0)1753 519592 kate.saxton@fcagroup.com

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