The 2014 version of the cheeky Fiat 500 has been revealed prior to its Geneva Motor Show debut.
Fiat has given us a glimpse of the facelifted 500, which will go on sale in April, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Two new engines and a few technical and aesthetic enhancements separate the new model from its predecessors.
The 2014 Fiat 500 will have the option of a new 0.9-litre TwinAir engine, which delivers 105hp. Torque is 145Nm (107lb/ft) from 2,100rpm with the sport mode engaged and 120Nm in ‘eco’. 0 to 62mph takes 10 seconds and the top speed is 117mph.
A Stop&Start system, ‘high-efficiency turbocharger’ and a new MultiAir II intake valve control system help the new Fiat 500 achieve 67mpg and 99g/km of CO2 emissions. Rear disc brakes are standard with this engine.
A new model has been added to the 2014 Fiat 500 range that sits above the Lounge. The Fiat 500 Cult features new 16-inch alloy wheels (up from 15-inch on the Lounge), gloss black roof panel, either chrome or gloss black door mirror covers, gloss black surround for the rear lights, rear parking sensors and chrome exterior detailing.
The 500 Cult also benefits from a 7-inch TFT instrument panel, which was designed in colloboration with Italian technology company Magnetti Marelli. Said TFT can useful information such as TomTom navigation directions, telephone information and instant fuel consumption figures. New leather seats in either black, tobacco or read leather complete the interior.
All engine options are available for the Cult, including the 69hp 1.2-litre petrol and 93hp 1.3 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel. All Fiat 500 models, meanwhile, have the option of a retro green and the S model has its own ‘striking’ blue.
The 2014 Fiat 500 will go on sale at the end of April. A price is yet to be confirmed.