Fiat struck it rich when it released the 500 a decade back. It came 50 years after the previous 500 was offered, and it handled to record the hearts of numerous customers since then. The funky Fiat 500 supermini will apparently be replaced in 2019 by a brand new model that might feature hybrid technology to enhance its fuel effectiveness. Read on for full details and our exclusive render of this upcoming competitor to the Mini hatchback.
2019 Fiat 500 Design
The brand-new car isn’t really expected to look significantly different to the outgoing model– it’ll most likely keep the cutesy retro look that assisted make the present 500 so popular. Its interior should likewise feature a comparable ’60s ambiance to the existing car with a more current infotainment screen, a discreetly modified control panel and brand-new trim pieces and materials.
2019 Fiat 500 Engine
The upcoming 2019 model will probably drop the present 500’s 1.2-litre gas engine in favour of a brand new unit enhanced by a compact electric motor and a 48V electrical system. Two-cylinder Twinair gas versions and a diesel model are likewise anticipated to be offered when the new car goes on sale.
In an effort to reduce hazardous NOx emissions, Fiat Chrysler employer Sergio Marchionne is looking at cleaner and more fuel efficient powertrain choices for vehicles across the range. While these will include plug-in hybrids on high-end luxury models from Alfa Romeo and Maserati, the Group’s smallest cars will adopt a more cost-efficient approach.
2019 Fiat 500 Price and Release Date
Fiat hasn’t announced when the brand-new 500 will strike UK display rooms however order books are expected to open in 2019. A series of basic fuel and diesel models must cost around the like the outgoing ₤ 11,350 car while new hybrid versions might cost closer to ₤ 19,000. We may need to wait up until 2020 to see a high-performance Abarth variation in display rooms, however.