The current Fiat 500 continues the tradition of being the oldest car in the market right now. It was mainly launched 10 years ago, and thus the Italian company is trying to revive that legendary brand again. While the 2016 facelift brought important updates and a refreshed design, the car’s platform is already nearing its exact limits. That’s why a brand new Fiat 500 is planned for release. This will be before the end of the decade, thus benefiting from a new architecture and many tech upgrades.
Probably the most noticeable change is the slightly longer and wider body of the car. This should result in more room for the passengers. Simply can be said, the 2019 Fiat 500 is expected to finally become a true five-seat machine. Therefore, without wasting much time, let’s jump on more details about this new car.
2019 Fiat 500 Engine And Specifications
The new Fiat 500 will be having some great upgrades on its way. This Fiat 500 switching to a new platform will allow for new, better and more improved electronic systems. The 48-volt mild hybrid system will definitely improve the 500’s efficiency. It will also help it meet the next level emissions standards as well. Don’t look for a diesel option anymore, as the electrified hybrid variant will be replacing it.
The Upcoming 2019 Fiat 500 will mostly eliminate the current Fiat 500 1.2 litre petrol engine. This will be in favour of an all-new unit boosted by a compact electric motor. Combined with a 48V electrical system. There will be two cylinder twin air petrol versions. A diesel model is also expected to be offered when the new car goes on sale.
Apart from these subtle details, there is nothing much to say about the new 2019 Fiat 500.
2019 Fiat 500 Features And Interior
Don’t expect to see big visual improvements. Fiat wants to remain faithful to the roots of the original 500. This only means that the four headlight layout at the front won’t be replaced by a more conventional setup. Still, the actual headlights of the car will be moved lower to the bumper. This will be done, while the upper lamps will be used only as DLRs.
This Fiat 500 is not expected to look radically different to the outgoing model. It’ll probably retain the cutesy retro look that helped make the current 500 so popular. The interior of the car should also feature a similar 1960s vibe to the existing car. But, with a more up-to-date infotainment screen. There will also be a subtly revised dashboard and new trim pieces and materials.
2019 Fiat 500 Price and Release Date
There will be a standard range of standard petrol and diesel models will be available. These should cost approximately the same as the outgoing £11,350 car while new hybrid versions could cost closer to £19,000. We may have to wait until 2020 to see a high-performance Abarth version in showrooms.
Fiat hasn’t announced when the new 500 will hit showrooms but order books are expected to open in 2019.
Fiat is trying to bring the old nostalgic feeling again, with the 500. The style along the technology upgrades, make it very compelling for any car enthusiast. Hopefully, Fiat will continue to innovate more and more, and thereby open the car market to whole new possibilities again.