Fiat struck it rich when it introduced the 500 a decade earlier. It came 50 years after the previous 500 was offered, and it managed to capture the hearts of numerous customers since then. The cool Fiat 500 supermini will reportedly be replaced in 2019 by a brand new model that might feature hybrid technology to enhance its fuel effectiveness. Read on for complete details and our unique render of this upcoming rival to the Mini hatchback.
2019 Fiat 500 Design
The new car isn’t really anticipated to look significantly different to the outgoing model– it’ll probably retain the cutesy retro appearance that helped make the current 500 so popular. Its interior ought to also feature a comparable ’60s ambiance to the existing car with a more updated infotainment screen, a subtly modified control panel and brand-new trim pieces and products.
2019 Fiat 500 Engine
The upcoming 2019 model will probably drop the current 500’s 1.2-litre petrol engine in favour of an all-new system improved by a compact electrical motor and a 48V electrical system. Two-cylinder Twinair petrol versions and a diesel model are likewise expected to be provided when the new car goes on sale.
In an effort to minimize harmful NOx emissions, Fiat Chrysler employer Sergio Marchionne is taking a look at cleaner and more fuel efficient powertrain alternatives for vehicles throughout the variety. While these will include plug-in hybrids on high-end luxury models from Alfa Romeo and Maserati, the Group’s tiniest cars will embrace a more economical method.
2019 Fiat 500 Price and Release Date
Fiat hasn’t announced when the brand-new 500 will strike UK showrooms but order books are anticipated to open in 2019. A variety of basic fuel and diesel models ought to cost roughly the same as the outgoing ₤ 11,350 car while brand-new hybrid versions might cost closer to ₤ 19,000. We may have to wait until 2020 to see a high-performance Abarth variation in showrooms, however.