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Car of the Year Awards 2021: Convertible of the Year
A good convertible should obviously offer wind-in-the-hair thrills, but, we’re looking for a car that also delivers an enjoyable drive and a four-seat interior that makes you feel special...
Fiat 500 Cabrio Icon
The new Fiat 500 Cabrio is all-electric, and that makes it the first battery-powered winner of our Convertible of the Year award – a sign of the times, no doubt. However, don’t think it wins just because its electric power taps into the zeitgeist.
Granted, the way you can whizz around seamlessly and near-silently gives it a trump card no other convertible can match, but just as appealing is the beautifully finished interior and the fact that the 500 Cabrio is every bit as good to drive as the hatchback on which it’s based – a rare quality, that.
It can also travel much farther on a charge than electric rivals such as the Honda E and Mini Electric, neither of which has the added appeal of a convertible roof. In fact, our favoured Icon trim is very well equipped in general, with climate control, cruise control and a big touchscreen infotainment system all standard.