2017 Fiat 500 – upgraded Italian compact

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Compact hatchback Fiat 500, survived a slight update. The model made it to the domestic market few months later the presentation took place at their plant in Turin. Day premiere – July 4 – is a landmark for the manufacturer, because this figure was on the calendar in the distant 1957, when the light appeared the prototype of the modern “five hundredth” – Fiat Nuova 500. On the same date, but in 2007, came the debut of the current generation mini hatch, which will be replaced by the facelifted Fiat 500 2017 model year.

2017 Fiat 500 release date

Traditionally, the news will be shown on July 4. This date was chosen for a reason. Because it is July 4, 1957 debuted the first generation of the legendary baby-Fiat Nuova 500.

Release date: summer 2017

2017 Fiat 500 prices

2017 Fiat 500 version after restyling can please with available dual-zone temperature control and parking sensors. The minimum price for this car in a base complete set will make 12690 euros.

2017 Fiat 500 redesign

Italian compact sold currently in the markets of North America and Europe, in general, enjoys a very good demand. This is confirmed by the 1.5 mio produced since 2007 copies, for such a niche product, to which 500th is part,  is a significant result. Interest in three-door hatchback was primarily attributable to the retro style, which is typical for most elements of the external and internal car design. It is harmoniously combined with modern technological solutions, creating attractive in all senses of the face, impressing many fans baby cars.

Presenting its new product, the company representatives drew attention to the fact the 2017 Fiat 500 model got up to 1800 brand new parts. Many of them are easily found on the body of the hatchback at the first cursory examination. So, upgraded the front part is ready to boast of a slightly modified grille, different optics and retouched bumper with a different location of chrome elements. Forward lighting parts Fiat 500 2017 presents round mainlights with the low beam lens, a ring-shaped running lights, two led arcs and tiny foglights built-in to the corners of grille.

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Profile of the hatchback shows the classical dome roof, the sides with body-colored plastic covers in the area of doors, elegant housing of rear-view mirrors and stylish multi-spoke wheels.

Feed the new Fiat 500 is now sporting the original lanterns in the form of rings, the inner space employing plastic inserts. The rear bumper has a different design – a chrome band on it was noticeably thinner and drifted slightly lower. Another feature is the renewed compact fog lamp, perched on the sides of the bumper.

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2017 Fiat 500 dimensions

Restyling has not affected the overall hatchback dimensions. The updated model has a length of 3570mm, width of 1627mm, height of 1488mm Wheelbase and ground clearance are 2300mm and 140mm, respectively.

2017 Fiat 500 interior

The salon of the updated Fiat 500 2017 model took a considerable share of transformations, had the goal to modernize the facilities and increase the overall level of comfort. The front panel during the restyling seriously warped, so that it was able to fit 5-inch touchscreen display UConnect multimedia system. Not to allow the driver to be in a information vacuum also has 7-inch display performing the role of the dashboard. Among other changes is a new height adjustable column steering wheel, the Central tunnel of a different architecture and seats with superior geometry fit.

2017 Fiat 500 engines

From the predecessor Fiat 500 got a two natural-aspirated engines volume of 1.2 liters and 1.4 liters. 1.2 8-valve engine cultivates 69HP of power and generates a torque of 102 N*m. Such features provide the acceleration to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 12.89 seconds. Milage on average is 47.5 mpg (4.9 liters/100km).

1.4 liter power plant has a capability of 100HP and torque of 131 N*m. This engine will be available only in certain markets, and subsequently may exit the game.

Also in the arsenal of the updated 2017 Fiat 500 later there will be eco-version 1.2-liter gas unit and a turbocharged 1.3 Multijet II diesel (95HP)

2017 Fiat 500 specs

The power unit can work together with three types of transmissions – a 5 or 6-speed “manual” and Dualogic “robot”. The suspension design of the 2017 Fiat 500 includes the installation of McPherson racks front and torsion beam at the rear. Suspension was setup, so the car should generally be more stable. Liable for the braking are front disc mechanisms with a diameter of 257 mm. But the rear, depending on the modification can be a cylinder (180mm) or disc (240 mm) type.

2017 Fiat 500 pictures


2017 Fiat 500
Drivetrain
Engine type DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection, turbocharged
Displacement 1.4L
Power/torque 135 hp; 150 lb-ft
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 90.6 in.
Length 144.4 in.
Height 59.8 in.
Passenger volume 84.9 cu.ft.
Cargo volume 9.5 cu.ft.
Performance
0-60 8.1 sec
Top speed 127 mph
PRICE RANGE: $18,000 – $26,000 (est)
Competitors: Smart ForTwo, Chevrolet Spark, Mitsubishi Mirage

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Summary

For years, Fiat 500 has got only minor updates. 2017 model year car is not an exeption. Still unavailable for US market.

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