A giant Fiat 500C - five times the normal size - is coming to the UK as part of a Europe-wide tour to promote the popular new convertible.
The 5:1 scale model of the car has appeared before on Fiat's International motor show stands around the world, but this latest version simulates the 'open-top' style of the Fiat 500C with a spectacular projection of the sky on to the inner lining of the car's roof.
It's coming to the centre of London for an event entitled The Big Smile, from 28th August until 2nd September 2009, and will be situated at a special venue called Parklife, on Oxford Street - one of the busiest shopping streets in the world.
The showcase will generate awareness and interest in the new Fiat 500C and is designed to make people smile when they see it - much like the effect created when driving the real car.
The summer mood of The Big Smile event will be enhanced by bright internal hoardings recreating park scenes, deckchairs and plants, while roaming entertainers, free competitions to win the loan of a Fiat 500, stilt walkers and snack stalls will provide fun and refreshment.
Examples of the Fiat 500, 500C and 500byDiesel will also be on display for enthusiasts and potential customers to view.
"We are taking The Big Smile to one of the busiest areas of London and I am looking forward to bringing our special brand of fun to this wonderful city," says Elena Bernardelli, marketing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK.
"The huge Fiat 500C, and the whole event will create a great atmosphere and we're anticipating six very happy days ahead."Published 20 August 2009