Fiat hit the jackpot when it introduced the 500 a decade ago. It came 50 years after the previous 500 was offered, and it handled to capture the hearts of many clients ever since. The funky Fiat 500 supermini will supposedly be changed in 2019 by a brand new model that could feature hybrid technology to improve its fuel effectiveness. Keep reading for complete details and our exclusive render of this upcoming rival to the Mini hatchback.
2019 Fiat 500 Design
The new car isn’t really expected to look drastically various to the outbound model– it’ll probably maintain the cutesy retro appearance that helped make the current 500 so popular. Its interior should likewise feature a comparable ’60s ambiance to the existing car with a more current infotainment screen, a discreetly revised dashboard and new trim pieces and products.
2019 Fiat 500 Engine
The upcoming 2019 model will probably drop the existing 500’s 1.2-litre petrol engine in favour of a brand new unit enhanced by a compact electrical motor and a 48V electrical system. Two-cylinder Twinair gas versions and a diesel model are also anticipated to be used when the new car goes on sale.
In an effort to lower damaging NOx emissions, Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne is taking a look at cleaner and more fuel efficient powertrain alternatives for vehicles throughout the range. While these will consist of plug-in hybrids on high-end luxury models from Alfa Romeo and Maserati, the Group’s smallest cars will embrace a more affordable technique.
2019 Fiat 500 Price and Release Date
Fiat hasn’t revealed when the new 500 will strike UK display rooms however order books are anticipated to open in 2019. A variety of basic gas and diesel models ought to cost around the same as the outgoing ₤ 11,350 car while brand-new hybrid versions might cost closer to ₤ 19,000. We may have to wait up until 2020 to see a high-performance Abarth version in showrooms, however.