Fiat Heir Says Renault Copied the Fiat 500

Did the French really copy the Fiat 500?

Italian entrepreneur Lapo Elkann, member of the Agnelli family and former marketing manager for FIAT, recently published a post on his Facebook page, asking his followers: “What do you think about the French copying Fiat 500?!??!!! Renault stop the cheating and be original! #fiat500 #beoriginal #becreative”.

The post was accompanied by a photo collage showing the new French-made Renault Twingo and the Italian Fiat 500.

Elkann had not to wait long for his followers to respond, and there are basically two split opinions: those who agree with Elkann saying that the look of the two cars is very similar, while others point out significant differences between the two, even adding that there is a certain similarity between the Fiat 500L and the Mini Countryman.

Now, what side are you on?