The New 2016 Fiat 500 Revealed

Here are some great pictures of the newly face lifted Fiat 500, the first major overhaul since its introduction into the market over 8 years ago … how time flies!

 As with its predecessor , it’s available as a hatchback or a semi-convertible 500C with a rollback fabric roof.

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Included are a circle of LED daytime running lights intended to represent the ‘0’ shapes in the 500 logo. The rear lights have also undergone a degree of change –  they fill the same space as before, they’ve become rectangular cut-outs.

The interior of the car also benefits from a re-design – the ‘U-connect’ infotainment system from elsewhere in the Fiat/Alfa/Jeep range now makes an appearance mid-dash and the Lounge models sport a larger touchscreen interface with smartphone connectivity – the kind of functionality that’s essential for the 500 to retain its target audience of youthful urbanites.

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Included is an optional digital TFT display in its centre with trip info and media displays – Other changes are minor. Slightly different seats, new cupholders and a new position for the 12V socket are the bits you can see; extra soundproofing panels on the passenger side to make motorway journeys a bit more tolerable are the bits you can’t.

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There are three trim levels: Pop, Popstar and Lounge & all benefit from USB connectivity, colour screen and steering wheel controls but the base Pop has to go without air-con. The top Lounge gets a large glass sunroof along with that touchscreen interface.

The range goes on sale in September 2015, starting from £10,890. Full prices will be revealed closer to the launch date.

 

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