The new Fiat 500 is to launch with a flight on the London Eye

Fiat 500 on the London Eye

Fiat 500 on the London Eye (2008)

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This is one of the most desirable car launches in a long time and is one car we are looking forward to in 2008 – our editor is even considering ordering one – the old Fiat 500 was a classic and we think the new car is set to become a style icon.

Fiat is launching its new Fiat 500 in the UK – with a flight in one of the capsules on the British Airways London Eye!

The new Fiat 500, which has recently been voted Car of the Year 2008, will take to the air on Monday 21st January 2008 at 8.00pm – exactly 500 hours into the New Year.

Fiat is also staging a celebrity and showbiz ticketed event around the launch, featuring live bands, top presenters, and a fantastic light show.

Fiat UK Marketing Director, Elena Bernardelli, says: “It will be a great event, and we at Fiat are committed to making the country smile for the night.”

London Eye Head of Sales and Marketing, Helen Bull, says: “After celebrating 2008 with a phenomenal firework display, what better way to continue the party than with a fantastic event only 500 hours into the New Year, with 2008’s Car of the Year.”

Published 4 January 2008 Melanie Carter

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