After eight years the Fiat 500 has been updated with over 1800 changes!
At first glance it looks very similar to the outgoing model. Most noticeable changes include a revised front face with circular headlights that integrate the dipped beam and turn signal lights. At the back, there are new unique 'empty' light clusters - ring-shaped lights with body-coloured centres - that really give the Fiat 500 a striking look.
There are more customisation options available than before, with new alloy wheels options, new body colours, and a new 'Second Skin' programme. The new 'Second Skin' offers either a geometric pattern along the belt line or across the upper half of the New 500, available in either Ethnic (a geometric pattern), Lord (a classic tartan), Comics (a pop decoration), Navy (nautical patterns) and Camouflage.
Inside are the biggest changes. The new seats are more comfortable, available in a larger range of colour combinations, and the updated dashboard now integrates a Uconnect infotainment system across the range. This new unit offers improved connectivity with USB port and auxiliary ports and newly designed steering wheel mounted audio controls standard on all models.
Inside the Lounge model, the Uconnect system uses a five-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calls and music streaming. DAB radio and a voice-activated TomTom satellite navigation system is also available at an additional charge.
The new Fiat 500 range is available with a range of economical Euro 6 compliant petrol engines.
The popular 69HP 1.2 litre engine returns, with a Combined fuel consumption figure of up to 60.1 MPG and low CO2 emissions of just 110 g/km with the manual transmission. For a more economical drive, customers can choose the 85HP 0.9 litre TwinAir turbocharged petrol engine, which offers up to 74.3 MPG on the Combined Cycle and has ultra-low emissions of 90 g/km, so road tax is free.
For a sportier drive, there is the 105HP 0.9 litre turbocharged petrol engine available only with a six-speed manual gearbox, which can accelerate up to 62 MPG in 10 seconds and has a top speed of 117 MPH - yet still manages up to 67.3 MPG and has low emissions of 99 g/km.
Finally, safety is key on the new model, with seven airbags available as standard, as before, as well as ABS with electronic brake distribution, advanced electric stability control, anti-slip regulation, Hill Holder and hydraulic brake assistance. The 1.2-litre engine is also now equipped with 257mm front disc brakes for more effective braking.
Learn more about the New Fiat 500 and the model range at Glyn Hopkin Fiat - contact us using the buttons above or visit our Fiat dealerships across London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, and Cambridgeshire.