The charming Fiat 500 is as individual as you are. Inspired by an Italian design icon, this thoroughly up-to-date city car combines economical engines with the latest technology and an almost endless list of customisation combinations.
The 1950s inspiration of the 500 is apparent the moment you see it, with circular headlights sitting astride a retro chrome grille. A bluff nose and short wheel-overhangs emphasise the compact, curvaceous silhouette, and contribute to grippy, engaging handling.
A choice of colours includes soothing pastels like mint green and pale blue, and accentuate the little Fiat’s image as a brand-new vintage car.
Upgrade to Pop Star trim to add undeniably stylish alloy wheels, and to sporty S trim to give your 500 a mean streak.
Click the remote-controlled central locking and you’ll find the vintage styling continues on the inside, from the steering wheel to the Bakelite-style switches controlling the stereo and ventilation. The circular headlight shape is echoed in the design of the dashboard instrument cluster, headrests and air vents, and the dashboard is coloured to match the outside.
The 500’s ‘wheel-at-each-corner’ design maximises interior space, making it deceptively spacious for those days when you need to carry a full complement of passengers. A split-folding rear seat (on Pop Star models and upwards) will help you accommodate longer items that won’t squeeze into the boot. Luxurious features like leather upholstery can also be specified, and air conditioning (standard on Pop Star and Lounge models) will keep you feeling cool, too.
There are four engines to choose from, including the eager and efficient TwinAir in two power outputs; plus a 1.3 MultiJet diesel that can achieve up to 83.1mpg. Automatic start/stop fuel-saving engine technology contributes towards low CO2 emissions too - as low as 88g/km – which means more affordable road tax.
The light, agile steering makes the 500 perfect for taking on the city streets, with its tiny footprint and short overhangs making it easy to squeeze into compact parking spaces.
Every 500 features a generous list of standard safety equipment, including seven airbags and intelligent anti-lock brakes. It’s the reason it’s earned a five-star EuroNCAP safety rating.
The touchscreen Uconnect system (standard on Lounge trim) connects wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled devices, so you can safely take important phone calls or stream your favourite tunes on the go. Add satellite navigation and you’ll even be able to enter addresses with voice commands.
Head to Simonstone Fiat in Bristol to learn more about the Fiat 500. Call to book a test drive, or visit the dealership to speak with the team the next time you’re going past.
Take a closer look by using our interior and exterior tours