Summary: The 500 marks’s first new model in the U.S. in nearly 30 years.
What’s New for ’12
The 500 marks’s return to the U.S. market, where it has been absent since 1983.
Retro styling cues are reminiscent of the original 500.
It is powered by a 1.4L 4-cyl., equipped with’s MultiAir intake-valve control technology, which is paired with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox.
A 6-speed automatic transmission, designed specifically for the U.S. market, is optional.
The suspension system features a MacPherson front and rear torsion beam configuration.