Colin-on-Cars – Fiat 500 range gets a new look

There has been a broom sweeping clean around the Fiat 500 and the entire family – consisting of the 500, 500X and 500L – enjoys a refresh for 2021 with updated trim levels, exterior colours and interior designs.

The 500 family aligns for the 2021 model year, each receiving five trim levels. Every trim receives a high standard of specification, further boosting the characteristics of each model – Note: details for any South African version plans are still to be announced.

The Pop trim colour palette is broadened by the new, exclusive Sicilian orange livery, complemented by new fabric blue seats, embellished with the Fiat monogram and a dedicated dashboard in new Techno blue.

The Connect trim level offers a high level of technology as standard, with the 7-inch Uconnect infotainment system with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On all three models, new seats are paired with a brand-new dashboard finish in matt silver.

The standard features on the 500 Connect also include cruise control, parking sensors, sports steering wheel with audio controls, 15-inch alloy wheels and fog lights.

The 500X Connect comes with black seats, techno-leather steering wheel with audio controls and 17-inch alloy wheels. It also features dark tinted rear windows, fog lights, LED DRLs, parking sensors and dusk and rain sensors.

Last but not least, the 500L Connect comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door mirrors.

The 500 Dolcevita builds on the Connect specification while harking back to the Nuova 500 when it was launched in 1957 with its glamorous style and fine aesthetic details. The interiors include body-colour dashboard, while outside chrome-plated details, a glass sunroof, 15-inch alloy wheels and the Dolcevita badge complete the exterior changes.

The 500 Dolcevita Plus adds further to the Dolcevita specification with automatic climate control, 7-inch TFT screen, 3D satellite navigation and 16-inch alloy wheels.

In its Cross trim level, on top of the Connect specification, the 500X debuts new seats with a camouflage-patterned center panel and vinyl inserts, plus 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rack and automatic air-conditioning as standard.

The 500L Cross comes as standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, rear parking sensors, dusk and rain sensors, automatic air-conditioning. Camouflage-motif interiors or optional black leather seats are also available.

The top of the range is the Sport trim is enhanced by the optional matt grey paint, and dedicated Sport badge. As standard, 500 Sport receives 16-inch alloy wheels, new electric heated seats, automatic air-conditioning, new titanium colour dashboard, 7-inch TFT screen and privacy windows.

The 500L Sport has also been enhanced, with 17-inch alloy wheels, City brake control, electrochromatic rear view mirror, interior in black technoprene, privacy glass and ambient lighting.

The 500X completes the range with 18-inch alloy wheels in burnished black, or optional 19-inch wheels and exclusive matt Fashion grey livery.

The new 500 line-up is fitted with the 52 k# Hybrid engine and a choice of two powerplants are available on the 500X range – 1,0-litre 89 kW and 1,3-litre 111 kW DCT Firefly petrol engines – and the 500L is exclusively available with the 1,4 litre 70 kW petrol engine.

Leave a Reply