The 2016 Fiat 500 S is a warmer edition of the regular 500 hatchback (complete with controversial commercial) and the sporty-styled version has been recently introduced in the UK.
First seen in March during the Geneva Motor Show, the 500S comes to supplement the 500 family tree, which also encompasses the 500L multi-purpose vehicle and 500X crossover. The new 500 S has a more dynamic appearance, enhanced by the sporty bumpers, alloys and other bodywork details. There’s also a plethora of interior upgrades to go along the changes brought by the facelift. Aside from the tweaked out front and rear bumpers, the 500S comes with blacked-out 15 or 16 inch alloys, a rear spoiler, side skirts and two bespoke body hues – bright blue and matt green. Inside the cabin the 500S takes many of the standard features of the Lunge trim, such as the seven-inch UConnect infotainment system, front foglights and rear parking sensors. The highlights of the 500S version include tinted rear windows, color interior trim panels on the doors, sports seats and a black roof liner.
The powertrains remain the same as in the 500 hatch. The base 500S gets the 1.2-litre engine good for 70 hp and the most expensive 500S in the UK will be the 1.3 MultiJet II diesel in the 95 hp version, going for £15,350. The most powerful is the 0.9-litre Twinair with 105 hp – getting to 62 mph (100 km/h) in exactly ten seconds. If you want the 500S Convertible, you have to factor in a British premium of £2650, with the starting price at £15,600.