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FIAT 500 2016 Renderings

Discussion in 'Fiat Global News' started by amogh, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

    Grande Punto 1.3
    Fiat will treat us to an all-new Fiat 500 in 2016 with enhanced technology and updated retro-themed styling

    Fiat is preparing to follow in MINI’s footsteps by reinventing the famous Fiat 500 for a second time. An all-new model – revealed in our exclusive images – is due on sale in 2016,

    While the cute retro styling will be given a subtle evolution, the interior will undergo a much more dramatic transformation, with a large central touchscreen to replace buttons.

    To help boost the appeal of the 500 in the US – its biggest global market – the newcomer will be wider and longer than at present, which will improve interior space and stretch the proportions for a sportier profile.

    Our images, based on inside information, show how larger oval headlights, framed by an LED ring, and oversized tail-lamps will emphasise the extra width, while rubbing strips give a tougher look.

    According to our sources, the new 500’s design has been set in stone for a while now, but Fiat has been in no rush to replace the current car – introduced seven years ago – when sales are still going so well.

    In 2013, the 500 was Europe’s top-selling city car, edging Fiat’s Panda into second place in the chart, with 160,015 finding homes. The VW up! and Vauxhall Adam trailed by 30,000 and 115,000 sales respectively.

    The hi-tech new interior – shown in our detailed rendering – takes its inspiration from the 2004 Trepiuno concept. This is the car that previewed the modern 500, three years before it went on sale. As you can see, the only buttons are for the automated manual gearbox; all others will have their functionality integrated into a large central touchscreen.

    The instrument cluster will also be replaced by a full TFT screen, so only the most relevant information is shown at any given time. But the new 500 won’t forget its roots – touches like the full-width colour dash insert retain that retro Italian flavour.

    Unlike MINI, which plans to add a five-door hatchback to the new three-door later this year, Fiat will offer the new 500 as a three-door only. But as we reported in December, a larger five-door hatch with 500 styling cues will be introduced in 2015.

    This new model will replace the Punto in the line-up, and will sit on a modified version of that car’s platform. It will line up alongside the 500, 500C, 500L, 500 MPW and imminent 500X crossover – as well as the Abarth 500 to form a seven-strong range.

    Under the bonnet, the new 500 isn’t likely to stray far from the current car’s range, although all engines will get more power and extra efficiency. The 1.3-litre Multijet diesel’s CO2 emissions should dip below 90g/km, although the star of the show will still be the charismatic 0.9-litre two-cylinder TwinAir, offered in several outputs, up to 105bhp.

    Fiat faces a big challenge to repeat the current 500’s success, though. It will help if it can keep the entry-level price around the £10,000 mark (that’s about £1,500 less than the cheapest Adam), but competition in this class is fierce.

    The new Hyundai i10 has just gone on sale, while other talented rivals due this year include the new Citroen C1, Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 108 plus the new Renault Twingo, which apes the Fiat 500's styling.

    Source: New Fiat 500 due in 2016: exclusive images | Auto Express









  2. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

    Linea 1.3
    Between Fiat 500 and Mini, my favorite has always been Mini. This new 500 looks brilliant. I may change my opinion after seeing this car on road. :)
  3. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

    MH 12
    The car looks amazing from every angle and interiors are absolute drool material. I am just dreaming that FIAT India to launch this car in India as per schedule.

    I hope a local assembly of this car with smart pricing will help FIAT India to acheive good numbers for this car.
  4. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

    KL-01/ TO
    Grande Punto 1.3
    hope they dont ruin this iconic brand by bringing in various iterations like what they did to mini..post modifications, some of the mini iterations looked really pathetic and it was no more a mini and became the size of a SUV !! the fiat 500 is a brand image for fiat and the two avtars, 500 and 500L are both italian sculptures and i hope they ll maintain it that way !!
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  5. jackharrisw

    jackharrisw Amatore

    FIAT 500 was/is always one of my favourite cars. It's not just a car from FIAT, but it's a brand in itself, it's a life style and it portrays what brand FIAT is. This new model follows the same iconic design cues, really looks cool and moves brand 500 to the next level. Hope this new model further enhances the sales. Really wish they bring it to India too. A big Thumbs up to FIAT. Again, Italians have illustrated that they are masters of Design and Creativity. In Love with brand FIAT again !
  6. GirishRaghu

    GirishRaghu Amatore

    MH-15 / MH-04
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
  7. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

    delhi ncr

    Monsieur Olivier Francois, the innovative, imaginative and daring frenchman head of marketing for FCA (all brands, globally), AND the head of the FIAT brand in particular (globally, but esp Europe, not just marketing) speaks on the iconicity of the 500/Cinquecento and the difficulty if not impossibility of redesigning such a model, comparing it to the Vespa scooter, etc.

    And so, very unlike the english MINI, now owned and ruined/mutilated-by/robbed-of-all-authenticity/rendered-fake by money-grubbing Bmw, FIAT does iterations like this newest one, a 'co-branding' with RIVA the famous Italian artisanal yacht manufacturer:

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2016
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  8. Navneet

    Navneet Amatore

    Linea T-Jet
    The guys is saying right. 500 is an Icon and a Fashion symbol. You can see many 500 in London, and they do so well fit with the ambiance of the City of London. Charming is the word. :) Its will be really sin to redesign the 500. Just check out the FIAT UK Range, and you will understand how well the 500, get sold in here in UK:
    from 13K Pound to 19K Pound
    You can see 500 for every 30 mins on London road, they are retro, popular, charming, little cars. And every one loves to flaunt them. I can easily say best looking cute car in London has to be 500.

    Unfortunately, India was not likely to have it home build!
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  9. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

    delhi ncr

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