This is the new Fiat 500; however it’s not an all-new model! The retro city vehicle gets a raft of engine, interior and styling revisions for 2016. The 2016 Fiat 500 gets a redesign, while retaining the same small dimensions. According to the automaker, there are around 1800 changes made to the vehicle. Some of the exterior features include front end with LED daytime running lights, redesigned grille, trapezoidal shaped grille and chrome strips.
At the back, you will find redesigned light clusters with ring shaped structure, relocated reversing lights, foglamps, large chrome boot grab handle. Some visual changes are new 15 or 16 inch alloy wheels, two new shades – Opera Burgundy and Corallo Red. The interior gets new upholstery seats made of ergonomic materials for enhancing access to rear and comfort. Soundproofing has been used throughout for improving noise levels.
The new steering wheel gets buttons with chrome plated edging, while top of the line trim levels use 7 inch instrument cluster that shows all driving data. Coming to the engines – the choice remains the same with Twinair petrol 0.9 liter with two power outputs – 84 and 104bhp. A 1.3 liter diesel and 1.2 liter petrol 69bhp are possible, but not yet confirmed.
The 2016 Fiat 500 is available in three different trim levels: Lounge, Pop Star and Pop. All variants come standard with USB and aux-in jacks with Uconnect infotainment system of Fiat. Opting for the Pop star trim will add chrome plated door mirrors and alloy wheels and air conditioning, while the Lounge adds parking sensors, Bluetooth, leather steering wheel, chrome plated front grille and panoramic glass sunroof, along with Uconnect Live services.
Now, how much? Full pricing has not been revealed yet, but the automaker confirmed that 1.2 Pop model will start at £10,890.