Fiat 500 receives updates all round

Fiat 500 receives updates in terms of engine, trim lines and interior specification

Reuben Van Niekerk
Fiat 500
Fiat 500 Sport

Launched in 2007, three million examples of the modern Fiat 500 have been sold to date and just like the original did in the 50’s the Fiat 500 remains a core model in Fiats range and a big contributor to the brands on-going feasibility.


Refreshed inside and out

One of the most successful modern iterations of a modern classic, the Fiat 500 has been completely refreshed with new trim levels, new colours and new interiors.


The entry-level model now carries Cult nomenclature and is fitted with 14-inch steel wheels with hubcaps and black exterior mirrors. Exterior features include LED daytime running lights and halogen headlights. The interior is equipped with blue fabric seats featuring a Fiat Monogram and body colour-matching dashboard. A new option for the Cult is a Techno Blue Matt dashboard and the standard list of comfort features remains high with a Uconnect five-inch radio with DAB, USB ports and manual air-conditioning.


The Connect models build on this specification with the addition of 15-inch alloy wheels and a specific body kit including side skirts, rear spoiler and bumpers as well as fog lights. Inside it is fitted with new seats, which are height adjustable as well as a new multi-function steering wheel. Fitting for a model with Connect badging is interior specification that includes cruise control, a Uconnect seven-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and additional speakers in the rear.


Dolcevita models are equipped with bespoke badging, chrome accents on the two-tone paintwork and 16-inch alloys. Inside is a Techno-leather multi function steering wheel, glass roof and Matelasse fabric seats with leather details and 50/50 split.


The Fiat 500 Sport is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, Sport badging and a sportier body kit. Matching the exterior is an interior with arrow electro seats and a Titanium dashboard that houses a seven-inch TFT digital cluster and automatic air conditioning.


Under the bonnet

All models in the Fiat 500 range are fitted with the same two-cylinder, 875cc, turbocharged, petrol engine. This engine is capable of 62.5kW at 5 500rpm and 145Nm from 1900rpm while using just 4.0 litres/100km on the combined cycle.


This new engine is paired to either a five-speed manual or an MTA transmission.

The Fiat 500 boasts class leading safety features including seven-airbags, ABS and ESC as standard fitment


Model offering

All trim levels are available in the hatchback guise, while the cabriolet is only available in Dolcevita or Sport model lines. Cult, Connect and Sport models are fitted with the manual transmission while the Dolcevita utilises the MTA transmission exclusively.



Cult Manual

R219 900

Connect manual

R260 900


R269 900

Dolcevita Automatic

R274 900

Sport Cabriolet manual

R319 900

Dolcevita Cabriolet Automatic

R324 900


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