Fiat struck it rich when it released the 500 a decade back. It came 50 years after the previous 500 was readily available, and it managed to catch the hearts of lots of customers since then. The funky Fiat 500 supermini will supposedly be replaced in 2019 by a brand new model that might feature hybrid technology to improve its fuel performance. Keep reading for complete details and our exclusive render of this upcoming competitor to the Mini hatchback.
2019 Fiat 500 Design
The new car isn’t expected to look radically various to the outgoing model– it’ll most likely retain the cutesy retro appearance that assisted make the current 500 so popular. Its interior must also feature a comparable ’60s ambiance to the existing car with a more current infotainment screen, a discreetly modified dashboard and brand-new trim pieces and materials.
2019 Fiat 500 Engine
The upcoming 2019 model will most likely drop the existing 500’s 1.2-litre petrol engine in favour of an all-new system boosted by a compact electric motor and a 48V electrical system. Two-cylinder Twinair fuel versions and a diesel model are also anticipated to be used when the new car goes on sale.
In an effort to lower harmful NOx emissions, Fiat Chrysler employer Sergio Marchionne is looking at cleaner and more fuel effective powertrain options 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 smallest cars will embrace a more cost-efficient approach.
2019 Fiat 500 Price and Release Date
Fiat hasn’t revealed when the new 500 will strike UK showrooms but order books are expected to open in 2019. A series of standard petrol and diesel models ought to cost around the same as the outbound ₤ 11,350 car while brand-new hybrid versions could cost closer to ₤ 19,000. We may have to wait till 2020 to see a high-performance Abarth version in display rooms, nevertheless.