It has been almost seven years since Fiat launched the modern 500 and it has been a huge success for the Italian marquee. Fiat claims it has sold over 1.2 million units worldwide since 2007, and the company is celebrating the feat by introducing the 2014 Fiat 500 along with a new top-spec version called the 500 Cult at the on-going Geneva Motor Show. The new model comes with a host of changes including fresh interiors with new seats, new fabric choices inside the cabin, and a new 7.0-inch instrument display panel with digital speedometer and multimode functionality for Eco and Sport settings and new alloy wheel designs. Fiat is also offering an enhanced color palette which reminds us of the classic 500.
The top of the line Cult will be sold as both a hatchback and convertible with each having its own unique color. The coupe version has a light mint green paintjob called Lattementa Green and the convertible will be available in Three-layer White. It is fitted with 16-inch alloys and has a glossy black roof panel with sunroof. The cult model will be sold with the option of either chrome or glossy black side mirror covers, chrome exterior trimming, gloss black tail-light cluster surrounds and rear parking sensors. On the inside, it has leather trim in either black leather with red or ivory inserts, or ‘tobacco’ leather with ivory inserts, or red leather with ivory inserts.
The Fiat 500 Cult is powered by an upgraded 0.9 liter two-cylinder turbocharged TwinAir engine mated to a six-speed manual. The engine now makes 104hp which gives the Cult a top speed of 117mph and 0-62mph timing of 10 seconds. The entire new range of 2014 Fiat 500 will hit the showrooms by the middle of this year but the Cult model won’t be sold outside Europe.
[Via – Autoblog]