According to the latest reports, the Fiat Group, which took a 20% stake in Chrysler earlier this year as part of the automaker's exit from bankruptcy protection, is planning to build the U.S.-bound 500s at Chrysler's plant in Toluca, Mexico.
Here's what Auto Cars 2011 reader Jorge Prudencio had to say about his encounter with the Fiat 500:
"Just wanted to share a picture of a late model Fiat 500 cruising through Times Square Saturday, September 19th. I was walking through the area when I caught it going by. I only had time to snap one picture, and didn't get a chance to see the plates etc. (the crowd was pretty heavy at the time). I can only speculate that it was a local Fiat enthusiast that brought it over from Europe, and it is not a test mule as it was looking like the production version shown at all the major auto shows (my 2 cents)."
Hat tip to Jorge!