Hyundai i-onic Concept Photo, GT 86 Convertible, Sheen's Fiat 500 Abarth Commercial
There aren't many details about any of these, but they are things that are happening.
Speaking with Germany's Autobild, Toyota GT 86 lead engineer Tetsuya Tada confirmed that a drop-top version is on its way. In fact, Tada told the magazine that the car was always designed with a convertible version in mind. According to AutoGuide, whether the drop-top version will come in a roadster configuration or keep the rear seat was not made clear. AG also says to expect a minimum premium of $2,000 over the hardtop. Of course, we don't get the Toyota version in the U.S.; whether Subaru will add a convertible variant of its nearly identical BRZ is up to Subaru -- same thing goes for the Scion FR-S.
The first full image of the Hyundai i-onic has hit the Internet ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. Details are scarce, though we know the concept is a serial hybrid and, at 173 inches long, will be a bit shorter than a BMW 3-Series. Korean Car Blog snagged the first image:
Finally, a new Fiat 500 Abarth ad starring Charlie Sheen is all over the Internet today. The casting makes some sense, given the new spot's tagline: "Not all bad boys are created equal." Jalopnik reports this ad was originally slated for the Super Bowl instead of the "Seduction" ad that did run, but was considered "too hot" -- for some reason. (A marketing reason, to drum up eyeballs for this new ad, if you ask us.). We prefer the original SB ad every day of the week, even if stunning "Seduction" model Catrinel Menghia does appear (too briefly) in this spot, too.
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