Less for less
It rarely happens that cars become less expensive, but Fiat still manages to achieve a price reduction. The mild-hybrid Fiat 500 – not the electric Fiat 500e – will be up to €1,000 cheaper. At least, in an absolute sense. You do compromise on equipment. Everything has its price.
Until recently, the mild-hybrid Fiat 500 was in the order books from €17,990, but the price of the unnamed basic version of that little retro rascal drops by €700 to €17,290. The higher positioned Dolcevita version will also become less expensive. With a new starting price of €19,790, it is even €1,000 less expensive than before. The unnamed entry-level version and the Dolcevita version of the Fiat 500 Cabrio will also become less expensive. The Fiat 500 Cabrio is now available from €20,290 and costs €22,790 as the Dolcevita.
The drivetrain of the mild-hybrid Fiat 500 is not tinkered with, so you simply get a 70 hp and 92 Nm strong 1.0 three-cylinder that helps the little Fiat reach a speed of 100 km/h in 13.8 seconds. Fiat does simplify the standard equipment of the 500, after all, the price reduction has to come from somewhere. For example, the basic version no longer has a radio with a 7-inch screen. From now on you will have to make do with the 3.5 inch display. From now on you will no longer find cruise control on the cheapest Fiat 500. The Fiat 500 Dolcevita does have the radio with a 7-inch display and also has cruise control as standard. However, in that top version you will now have to do without privacy glass, navigation system and rain and light sensors.
Is there any other notable change? Certainly. In a literal sense even. Previously, the white Bianco Gelato was the only free color for the Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio. From now on, the new Pasionne Red is the new free basic color. In addition, the other colors in which the 500s are available have been updated. The Fiats 500 are available in Silica Orange, Gelato White, Cinema Black, Blu Dipinto Di Blu and Rugiada Green. Fiat charges an additional fee of €700 for all these colors. The only other options are a tire repair kit (€50) and a homecoming kit (€300). The missing extras are therefore no longer available as options. Fiat also recently simplified the delivery range of the Panda.
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