2015 Fiat 500 gets engine in addition to also visual tweaks
Source : 2015 Fiat 500 gets engine in addition to also visual tweaks
Updated Fiat 500 will be more a facelift than a completely new car, with adjustments to the looks, engines in addition to also infotainment system
The latest type of the Fiat 500 has been revealed, with lightly refreshed looks front in addition to also rear.
Although Fiat will be referring to the latest type as a completely new car, of which only gets little revisions to the styling while retaining the same little dimensions as the outgoing type. However, Fiat says of which of which has made as many as 1800 adjustments to the details on the completely new car.
The front end gets the most notable updates, although the overall impression remains largely unaltered. of which at This kind of point comes with LED daytime running lights in addition to also a restyled grille. The main headlights are at This kind of point more slanted than before, while the lower lights are the same shape as the zeros of the vehicle’s ‘500’ badging. The grille will be larger in addition to also trapezoidal in shape, with chrome strips on either side.
At the rear, Fiat says the vehicle gets newly restyled light clusters having a ring-shaped structure. The rear fog lights in addition to also the reversing lights have been relocated in addition to also are edged in chrome or black. The large chrome boot grab handle has been retained.
additional visual adjustments on the outside include completely new alloy wheels of either 15in or 16in in diameter. Two completely new colours – Corallo Red in addition to also Opera Burgundy – take the total number of colours offered up to 13.
Fiat will continue to offer a wide range of personalisation for the 500, having a ‘Second Skin’ option allowing the buyer to choose a range of patterns, decals or two-tone paint effects for their car.
The Inner surface gets a selection of tweaks, with the most striking being the Uconnect infotainment screen. This kind of will be standard on all versions in addition to also has touchscreen capability on Lounge trim in addition to also above. The Uconnect system sits lower than of which did on the previous car in addition to also comes with Bluetooth, aux-in in addition to also USB sockets as standard.
The range-topping Lounge trim also comes with Uconnect Live services, which are available for the very first time on the completely new 500. Fiat says of which can connect with either Android or Apple smartphones in addition to also display applications via your phone on the screen. This kind of will allow the driver to stream music over the internet, connect to internet radio, access Facebook in addition to also Twitter or display driving statistics. DAB digital radio will be also available, as will be a Uconnect TomTom satellite navigation system.
The steering wheel will be completely new in addition to also at This kind of point features buttons with chrome-plated edging, while the high-trim versions contain a 7in instrument cluster, which displays all the driving data.
additional adjustments to the Inner surface include completely new upholstery on the seats, which will be at This kind of point available in nine colour combinations. Fiat also says the seats are at This kind of point made with more ergonomic materials to improve comfort in addition to also access to the rear of the cabin. The cabin also incorporates a completely new lidded compartment to boost storage, while there will be more soundproofing throughout the vehicle to improve noise levels. The adjustments apply to both the hatchback in addition to also convertible versions of the 500.
There will be three trim levels available on the completely new 500 via launch – Pop, Pop Star in addition to also Lounge.
As well as the Uconnect system, the Pop comes with steering-wheel mounted controls in addition to also LED daytime running lights. Pop Star adds air conditioning, chrome plated door mirrors in addition to also alloy wheels. The top-of-the-range Lounge design adds parking sensors, a panoramic glass sunroof, a leather steering wheel in addition to also a chrome plated front grille.
A full range of accessories will be also available via launch, including vintage style wheels, a further range of alloy wheels, chrome roof detailing, a rear roof spoiler, chrome-effect or coloured door mirrors in addition to also a tailgate rack for transporting skis or snowboards.
The 500 comes with the same range of engines as before, although having a series of tweaks to improve emissions in addition to also economy. A 0.9-litre Twinair petrol will be available in two power outputs – 84bhp in addition to also 104bhp. The former at This kind of point produces less than 90g/km in addition to also will be capable of 74.3mpg. The most efficient will be the 94bhp 1.3-litre Multijet diesel, which conforms to Euro 6 emissions requirements in addition to also at This kind of point produces 89g/km of CO2 – a drop of 6g/km. The final engine will be a 68bhp 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit. This kind of will be capable of emissions of just 99g/km of CO2. The 1.2-litre petrol in addition to also the diesel are not yet confirmed for the UK, though.
Fiat also says of which the suspension on the completely new car has been revised to improve comfort in addition to also handling.
Pricing for the completely new 500 has not changed drastically, with the starting point at This kind of point at £10,890 – £0 more than the outgoing type. The full range of prices will be revealed closer to the vehicle’s arrival within the UK.
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