The 2012 FIAT 500 is one of the most distinctive cars on the road. The car has been on sale in Europe for a few years now and they're already everywhere, and early impressions are good in America too.

If you've seen a few on the road and want to know more, what better way than "FIAT Source"? It's a new application for the Apple iPad giving you all the information you need and more on the chic automotive icon.

It's not just a glorified, touch-sensitive model brochure though. As you'd expect from an iPad app, there's a lot more to it than that. The content of the app will be updated quarterly, with the new Art & Design issue available now and a Fashion issue due in the fall.

Art & Design features galleries from four up-and-coming artists, including a 17-year old professional photographer whose lifestyle images are featured in the FIAT 500 catalogue, a Detroit-based graffiti artist, and a painter and sculptor and an illustrator who both worked on the FIAT 500 art car. All have been chosen to complement the 500 says FIAT, celebrating modern art, technology and design revival.

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, SoHo district, New York City

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, SoHo district, New York City

The diminutive 500 is a piece of art and design itself, but no stranger to technology either. The 2012 FIAT 500 is available with a MultiAir low emissions and low fuel consumption 1.4-liter engine, TomTom satellite navigation, BLUE&ME hands-free communication and the clever eco:Drive application that lets you download and analyze your driving style data, offering suggestions on improving your driving efficiency.

The 2012 FIAT 500 is available from $15,500 MSRP and the new 2012 Fiat 500C cabriolet from $19,500 MSRP.