She's one of the best known faces in television drama, so there was no mistaking when Angela Griffin called into Fiat's flagship dealer, Fiat Marylebone, to collect her new car.
The actress, whose credits include starring roles in Coronation Street, Holby City, Cutting It and, most recently, Waterloo Road, was hoping for a few more weeks of sunny weather as she collected the keys to her Fiat 500C, from the stunning Wigmore Street, London, dealership earlier this week (5th October 2009).
Angela, who has been a fan of the Fiat 500C since its UK launch in July this year, has chosen a 1.2 Pop version in Cha Cha Cha Azure with Ivory roof, and is looking forward to hundreds of happy miles behind the wheel.
"I have a house in London, but I am still working on Waterloo Road in Manchester, so I shall be up and down the motorway quite a lot in the next few weeks," says Angela. "But I'm looking forward to those long journeys now - and when I reach busy city centres the 500C will be ideal for the crowded streets.
"The Fiat 500 has really caught the imagination. You can see why it has become so popular - and the addition of the convertible adds a new dimension. My two young children are going to love driving around with the roof down."
Available with a choice of three frugal, ultra-low emissions, Euro 5 engines: 69 bhp 1.2-litre and 100bhp 1.4-litre petrol, or 75 bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel, the new Fiat 500C can be ordered in three different trim levels - Pop, Sport and Lounge.
With a starting price of £11,700 on-the-road, the new Fiat 500C represents outstanding value for money when compared with similar soft-top rivals.Published 9 October 2009