New Fiat 500 to be priced from £10,890

Fiat has announced that the new Fiat 500 will be priced from £10,890 when it officially goes on sale in the UK this September.

Eight years and more than 1.5 million units after the modern incarnation of the 500 was launched, the new version keeps the same dinky dimensions with an updated look and new equipment.

Retaining the same face as its predecessors, the latest version of the 500 comes with revised headlights and LED daytime running lights, plus a more pronounced nose and new grille.

New look, same compact size

Buyers can also now choose from a variety of new alloy wheel designs, 13 different finish options, plus a choice of new ‘Second Skin’ wraps available in a range of patterns, including geometric and tartan designs.

Inside, all models now benefit from enhancements which include a revised dashboard that now incorporates a Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with steering-mounted controls.

The seats have also been redesigned with a more ergonomic shape and the choice of ten upholstery options, while further additions include a new glove box and more conveniently placed USB and aux-in ports.

Three trim levels are available – Pop, Pop Star and Lounge – in both hatchback and convertible formats, with standard equipment including the Uconnect system and start-stop technology.

Three trims, wide choice of equipment

Meanwhile, the Pop Star trim gets air conditioning, body-coloured mirror caps and 15-inch alloy wheels, plus a 50/50 split folding rear seat and adjustable rear headrests.

Finally, the range-topping Lounge model adds a range of luxury features like a fixed glass sunroof, rear parking sensors and a leather-trimmed steering wheel, plus exclusive alloy wheels.

Options across the range include handy features like upgrades for the Uconnect infotainment system which includes DAB digital radio and a TomTom sat-nav, plus a paddle-shifted gearbox.

From launch, buyers can also specify a full range of Mopar accessories, which includes vintage-style wheel trims, exclusive side badges and a rear spoiler, plus a variety of decals and a tailgate rack.

Efficient engine options

Power comes courtesy of a range of Euro 6-compliant engines with a choice of five- or six-speed manual gearboxes, with fuel economy figures of up to 74.3mpg with CO2 emissions of just 88g/km.

Equipped with front disc brakes for more effective and powerful braking, the new Fiat 500 also features seven airbags and a range of active safety systems including an advance stability control system.

The latest version of Fiat’s hugely-popular 500 will officially go on sale in Perrys Fiat dealerships from September, with prices starting from £10,890.