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!
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.
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.