The current Fiat 500 has been on sale since 2007, and despite minor tweaks here and there, the retro-styled subcompact car has remained pretty much the same for all these years. To mark the eighth anniversary of its launch, the automaker has introduced an all-new facelifted model, which we must say has been comprehensively refreshed. Understandably, Fiat adopted an evolutionary rather than revolutionary approach to update the exterior design. The headlamps and LED running lights are new as is the front grille design along with new front bumper. The car’s external dimensions and overall shape remain untouched.
The biggest updates to the new 500 hatchback can be found under the skin and inside its interior. The cabin now looks a lot more sophisticated and finally features a proper infotainment system with a five-inch display. In Europe, the car will be launched with three engine options. A 0.9-liter TwinAir engine will be on offer with either 85 or 105 horsepower. A 1.2-liter engine with 69 horsepower will also be available, and an ultra-low emissions version of that engine will join a 1.3-liter 16v Multijet II turbocharged diesel unit. The chassis has also been tweaked to offer greater comfort at lower speeds. A world debut for the updated Fiat 500 is scheduled for the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
[Via – Autoblog]