Fiat struck it rich when it released the 500 a decade back. It came 50 years after the previous 500 was available, and it managed to record the hearts of numerous clients since then. The cool Fiat 500 supermini will supposedly be changed in 2019 by an all-new model that might feature hybrid technology to increase its fuel performance. Read on for full details and our unique render of this upcoming competitor to the Mini hatchback.
2019 Fiat 500 Design
The new car isn’t anticipated 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 needs to also feature a similar ’60s vibe to the existing car with a more current infotainment screen, a discreetly revised dashboard and brand-new trim pieces and materials.
2019 Fiat 500 Engine
The upcoming 2019 model will probably drop the existing 500’s 1.2-litre petrol engine in favour of an all-new system boosted by a compact electrical motor and a 48V electrical system. Two-cylinder Twinair fuel versions and a diesel model are also expected to be offered when the new car goes on sale.
In an effort to reduce damaging NOx emissions, Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne is looking at cleaner and more fuel effective powertrain choices for vehicles across the range. While these will consist of plug-in hybrids on high-end luxury models from Alfa Romeo and Maserati, the Group’s smallest cars will adopt a more affordable approach.
2019 Fiat 500 Price and Release Date
Fiat hasn’t revealed when the new 500 will strike UK showrooms however order books are anticipated to open in 2019. A range of basic fuel and diesel models must cost roughly the like the outbound ₤ 11,350 car while new hybrid versions might cost closer to ₤ 19,000. We may have to wait till 2020 to see a high-performance Abarth version in showrooms, however.