August 2017 News

Prices have been revealed for the 2018 model year Fiat 500L line-up, with the previous Trekking models replaced by 500L Cross versions, and the 500L MPW now known as the 500L Wagon. The model line-up remains the same as before, with the regular 500L range consisting of Pop Star and Lounge trim levels paired to either a 94bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine or more powerful 118bhp 1.6-litre MultiJet unit. A Dualogic automated manual transmission is offered on the 1.3- litre editions. Prices start at £18,320 for the 500L Pop Star 1.3 MultiJet, rising to £21,320 for the Cross 1.6 MultiJet edition. 500L Wagon derivatives cost £1,500 more, with the most expensive edition priced at £22,320 for the Lounge 1.6 MultiJet version. Only the eagle-eyed will notice all of the changes made to the revised 500L line-up, with Fiat equipping all versions with air conditioning, cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels, a fiveinch infotainment system and leather steering wheel, while plusher Lounge editions add a larger seven-inch touchscreen with DAB radio, a panoramic glass roof, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, front fog lights, electric windows front and rear and automatic headlights and wipers. Cross models also add to the Lounge specification by including Traction Plus, an aid that allows extra surefootedness in trickier terrain without the complexity of four-wheel-drive, a beefier body kit and 17-inch alloy wheels with mud and snow tyres. A navigation system is a £450 optional extra, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay at £150. Available to order now, the first facelifted editions of the 500L are expected to arrive in showrooms next month.

April-May 2017 News

To mark the 60th anniversary of the 500, Fiat has unveiled a special edition of the 500 Convertible. Just 250 examples will go on sale in the UK, with the first 60 individually numbered. The special car features Dolcevita duo-tone paintwork in tri-coat white for the body of the car and pastel ivory for the bonnet and pillars. This is combined with a grey fabric roof, chrome mirror covers and special 16-inch alloy wheels with a white-diamond finish. Vintage Fiat logos will be applied to the car, along with 500-60th emblems. On the inside of the car, there’s a bordeaux-coloured vinyl dashboard and period logos on the steering wheel, as well as retro ivory leather seats with the same Bordeaux piping. An ivory leather gear knob, floor mats and 500-60th kickplates complete the bespoke look to the cabin. Other standard equipment includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity and a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system, as well as front fog lights, rear parking sensors, climate control, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers and cruise control. Available to order now, and due to go be delivered from 4th July, the cheapest sub-100g/km CO2 petrol edition is priced at £20,500 for the TwinAir 85, with the more powerful TwinAir 105 edition costing £21,000. A Dualogic transmission is available with the 85 engine for an additional £800. An entry-level 1.2- litre petrol engine is also available at £19,240, though the CO2 emissions are above the 100g/km barrier.