The Fiat 500 is an icon in every way. Its design harks back to that of the original model from the 1950s. Built as a supermini, the Fiat 500 is a tiny little car with a length of 3,546mm. The Fiat 500 is extremely popular in some European nations owing to its compact dimensions that make it easy to maneuver around in tight urban environs. Its nimble drive dynamics and compact dimensions. But one of the core factors that also makes the Fiat 500 as popular as it is, is its styling that gives it a rather cute appearance. The original design of the car has been blended beautifully with modern design cues that has made it an instant hit with its customer base.
Interiors of the Fiat 500 are also styled to be as chic as its exteriors with a colour contrast trim strip running across the centre of the dashboard. The Fiat 500 comes with a load of options available in various trim levels. The basic model comes loaded with standard features such as manual air conditioning, power windows, fog lamps, heated ORVMs, manually adjustable seats and steering, stereo, etc. Higher end trims get additional equipment such as climate control, memory seats, different upholstery, etc.
The compact nature of the Fiat 500 is very evident inside the cabin of the hatchback. The rear seats offer little in terms of leg room and is suitable only for small children. While fit and finish inside is acceptable, the car can do with better quality switch gear and trim materials.
Internationally, the Fiat 500 is offered with a wide variety of engines from a 875cc, twin cylinder petrol engine to a 1.4 litre, four cylinder turbocharged petrol unit. The car also comes with the option of Fiat’s famed 1.3 litre MultiJet diesel engine.