Under the “New Fiat 500” name, the Italian based marque has officially pulled the wraps off the 2016 model year.
Despite being called “new”, the 2016 Fiat 500 is nothing more than a simple facelift which has a pretty good chance to go by unseen by those who aren’t a fan of the small city car. According to the automaker, the vehicle has received 1,800 design changes but we have to admit that most of them are hard to spot. However, we can notice the different headlights, the new circular LED daytime running lights, the additional chrome on the lower grille, the redesigned taillights, the new bumper trim available in black or chrome, the fresh 15- and 16-inch wheels and several other goodies.
The facelifted version of the Fiat 500 is also getting two fresh colors, the Avantgarde Bordeaux and the Glam Coral, along with new black & yellow or black & red combinations. The interior design of the model is bringing the 5-inch touch screen display, the Uconnect infotainment system, the new steering wheel, the modified buttons, the more ergonomic seats, the new upholstery options, a relocated 12V power socket, tweaked center console and cup holders and so on. Order the 500 Lounge and you will get the optional 7-inch TFT display too, in the instrument cluster. As far as the engine lineup goes, Euro-6 compliant units can be found here. At the time of its launch, the model will get the 1.2L with 69 HP and the 0.9l with 85 HP or 105 HP. Later on, the lineup will also include the 1.2l and the 1.3l Multijet. The 2016 Fiat 500 will go on sale this fall. No pricing details have been announced so far.