Fiat set to launch a brand new 500 model in 2016
Italian car brand Fiat may be all set to launch a brand new addition to their popular 500 range. The brand new model is expected to go on sale from 2016 with an official reveal of the car potentially arriving for the first time in 2015. Images of the new redesigned vehicle have been released recently which show the car taking a brand new direction in terms of styling and design. The interior of the vehicle is set to receive the biggest changes of all though. The 500 has been a popular seller here in Europe over the past seven years which is when the last model was launched onto our roads. But can a new redesigned version of the car help to continue the great success it has achieved over this time and could it be the change that the 500 range needs?
All new designs set for the new 500
So regarding some of these brand new styling changes that will be brought into play with this brand new model, the firm have confirmed that the car will now feature oval LED headlights,larger tail lights and the vehicle will now also receive some adjustments to the width making it larger than its predecessor therefore delivering on more interior space. The big changes to the vehicle though as we have stated come into play with the inside of the car.
Fiat have stated that they will replace the selection of buttons that can be found in the current model and now instead these will be replaced by the addition of a brand new large touchscreen. A modified version of the platform that can be currently be found in the Fiat Punto will be used in the car. Speaking of the Punto, the brand have confirmed that this all new 500 will officially replace the Punto which will cease production after twenty two years from next year.
Regarding the engine range that will come along with the vehicle, Fiat are yet to confirm what power sources will come with the vehicle but it is expected that the current range of Multijet engines will carry over delivering on more power and efficiency. A brand new Citroen C1 and a Renault Twingo are soon to arrive on our roads. So with the late entrance for the new 500, could this be the car to go head to head with them in the city car range?
A bright future for the new Fiat 500?
The vehicle is believed to be going on sale in 2016. This means that a potential first time reveal for the model could come from next year at one of the top motor events. A price tag for the new model also remains unconfirmed but a price in the same area of the current 500 (£10,420) we believe would serve the vehicle well.