After ticking all of the boxes in nearly every segment with its 500 city car (eco, style, practicality), Fiat is adding a new sporty model to its line-up to enhance the desirability of its 500 city car.
The new sporty addition is called the Fiat 500 Turbo and, just like the other derivatives, it builds on the already stylish frame of the standard Fiat 500 city car.
At a glance, the new Fiat 500 Turbo offers a highly sculpted front bumper, which sticks out an extra 2.7 inches, giving it a sportier and muscle-car-like appeal, and twin ‘nostrils’ on its front-end, which maximises air flow.
The most distinctive feature of the Fiat 500 Turbo is its powertrain. As the Fiat brand has earned a reputation for economical engines, the new 500 model retains a frugal MultiAir variant, although it gets a boost in power.
The 1.4-litre MultiAir engine is matched with a five-speed manual transmission and produces 135hp and 203Nm of torque. However, it still returns high fuel economy of 34mpg.
Alongside its new meaty engine is a sport tuned suspension, sport styled interior, high performance braking system and semi-metallic brake linings.
With the addition of the 500 turbo, the desirability and fun-to-drive nature of Fiat’s 500 range will be further enhanced as it will join the soon to be released Fiat 500L and Fiat 500X in the showroom.
The new Fiat 500 Turbo will be released this autumn in North America; a UK release hasn’t been announced.
Standard Fiat 500 prices start from £9,960.
Fiat vehicles are available from Perrys Fiat dealerships.