The Fiat 500 is a subcompact city sedan, manufactured by Fiat, the leading Italian auto manufacturer. The model has been in the production stage since 1957 and continued up to 1975. Introduced with the name Nuova 500 during July 1957, this model is considered the most inexpensive and the most practical city car. Fiat is going to redesign this model for the model year 2017. The 2017 Fiat 500 hatch will be a suitable vehicle for those seeking personable small sedan for the everyday city drive.
This new model 500 is expected to come with two-seat row configuration, a unique styling, lots of standard features even for the entry-level model, and an inspiring fuel saving rating. The 2017 Fiat hatch comes in both hatchback and convertible body styles with their own trim levels. The Convertible will be offered with four models, such as Pop, Lounge, Easy and Abarth, whereas the hatchback will be offered with six trims, such as Pop, Sport, Easy, Lounge, Turbo and the luxurious Abarth.
2017 Fiat 500 Changes, Exterior
The next generation Fiat 500 comes with individual external features according to the trims. Though there are several vehicles come with several attractive outside elements, the new Fiat 500 stands separated from them with its unique outside features offered by some optional packages. Getting into the sixth year of production, the new model vehicle continues to amaze through its feature rich galore in amalgamation with a feel of Italian flare.
The Pop and the Easy models of the new vehicle come with 15-inch alloy wheels as standard. On the other hand, the Sport model of the hatchback comes with sporty external styling touches, such as:
Red-painted brake calipers.
Sport-tuned exhaust system.
The Turbo model comes outfitted with the black outside lighting, larger brakes, a more commanding engine, glossy-black external lighting trim, and LED running lights.
Buyers choosing the Lounge model will get chrome outside trim, a permanent glass roof, sport-tuned suspension, unique paint colors, specialized wheels, retro emblems and a white roof.
Among all trims, Abarth is considered the most luxurious and performance oriented model of the 2017 500. It comes outfitted with unique external styling tweaks, a sportier suspension organization, 16-inch alloy wheels The Abarth Convertible comes outfitted with optional outside elements, such as windscreen and back parking sensors.
2017 Fiat 500 Interior
Each model comes with tons of standard and optional features that will definitely attract both the existing and the potential buyers. The basic standard and optional interior features that come with the Pop model include:
50/50-split folding back seatbacks.
Leather wrapped steering wheel.
Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.
Five-inch touchscreen interface.
Height-adjustable driver seat.
Fiat/Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system.
Six-speaker sound system.
Auxiliary audio input.
On the other hand, the Sport model of the hatchback comes with a sport steering wheel, and the Easy model of the new vehicle comes with internal features, such as:
Seven-inch color driver information exhibit.
Six-speaker Alpine audio system.
Cloth upholstered seats.
The 2017 Fiat 500 Turbo model comes outfitted with a base acoustic system, upgraded cloth upholstery and a leather-covered shift knob.
Buyers choosing the Lounge model will get an automatic weather control, more inside appointments, a direction-finding system, the Alpine resonance system,
The most luxurious and performance oriented trim among all model is the Abarth model. It comes prepared with tons of inside accents and an exceptional Alpine stereo system besides other optional and standard features available in other trims.
All models of the new Fiat 500 2017 will be offered with a five-velocity manual gearbox and front-wheel drive system as standard.
The Pop, Sport, Easy and Lounge models will be powered by a 1.4-liter capacity engine to deliver the maximum power of 101 horses and 98 lbs of maximum torque.
The Turbo model of the new vehicle comes outfitted with a four-cylinder, 1.4-liter engine that is capable of pumping out 135 horses of maximum power and 150 lbs of maximum torque.
Lastly, the high-performance Abarth model is estimated to be powered by a 1.4-liter capacity engine. This engine is finely tuned to offer more power and torque than the earlier two engines. The powertrain figures of this engine would be 160 horses of power and 170 lbs of torque.
These 2017 Fiat 500 engines accelerate it from the stationary mode to the 60 mph speed in 7.1 seconds. The expected city, freeway and combine mileage offered by the new vehicle would be 31 mpg, 40 mpg and 34 mpg respectively.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Fiat 500 release date is estimated to hit the market during the last quarter of 2016. Regarding pricing, the hatchback models of the new vehicle will be sold at a base cost of $16,995, whereas the convertible models will be available at a minimum cost of $20,395. The Abarth model is the costliest of all that will be available at a base price of $22,575.
2016 Fiat 500 + New Fiat 500 2017 Spy shots