The Bertone Suagna is a concept car that interprets the theme of the coupe-cabriolet with aggressive elegance, achieving levels of roominess and comfort that are absolutely unknown on this type of car. The name comes from the adjective suagna which, in Piedmontese dialect, means a job done painstakingly, paying scrupulous attention to every detail.
Developed around the Fiat Grande Punto, the Bertone Suagna has extremely dynamic graphics which elaborate on a theme dear to Bertone: an open sports car, dedicated to young drivers, accessible to the general public, agile and easily handled, with a strong, sparkling personality.
The Bertone Suagna has a strong, aggressive graphic identity, the result of uncompromising stylistic research, over and above the latest fashions, in the best Bertone tradition. The front and rear views are both marked by a hollow effect: the graphic treatment of both these volumes is enhanced by boomerang light clusters, inscribed like scratches inside a metal band.
The roof system of the Bertone Suagnï¿½ was designed and built in a short time by CTS, Car Top System, the German convertible specialist.
The roof system consists of a two piece retractable hard top. The main advantage of this roof concept with the steep backlite is that it makes the parcel shelf unnecessary. Its distinguishing feature is the steep backlite that can be lowered independently of whether the roof is open or closed. It is thus possible to travel with the roof closed and the backlite lowered, so as to have a fresh air supply inside the cab. With the roof open, on the other hand, the backlite can be raised to serve as an antibuffet screen.