2016 Fiat 500 unveiled

The car gets Euro 6 compliant engines with the most powerful engine, the TwinAir producing a healthy 105PS

Overdrive July 06, 2015 15:31:06 IST
2016 Fiat 500 unveiled

Fiat has taken the wraps off the new Fiat 500, the car’s first significant change since its launch in the year 2007. The changes include revised front and rear design as well as new infotainment systems and improved safety features.

The new Fiat 500 gets a new headlamps and grille along with LED DRLs. At the rear the Cinquecento gets unique lights, which Fiat calls 'empty light cluster'. It, in essence, is a LED light cluster in the shape of a cuboid ring.

The interiors are also refreshed and come with new upholstery for the seats. Fiat says that it has employed materials of an improved grade in the cabin. The Fiat 500 gets a new Uconnect infotainment system that forms a major part of the centre console. The top model comes with the touch screen iteration of the system with Bluetooth telephony.

Fiat has incorporated larger disc brakes for improved braking. The new Fiat 500 also gets seven airbags, including a driver knee airbag as standard. Apart from this, the car also gets ABS, EBD, ESC and ASR and hill hold function.

The new 500 gets Euro 6 compliant engines with the most powerful engine, the TwinAir producing a healthy 105PS. The diesel mill is a 1.3-litre Multijet II engine that produces 95PS. The choice of transmission will be either 5-, 6-speed or robotised Dualogic depending on the engine selected.

Fiat may launch the Fiat 500 in India after launching the 595 Abarth Competizione that’s due for launch next month.

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