In the aftermath of the recently launched 500L, the Fiat 500 family continues to grow with the introduction of a new 500S, which brings a sportier look to the range.
Inspired by Abarth editions of previous Fiat’s, the new car is designed to appeal to those who want the look of something a bit out of the ordinary, combined with affordable running costs.
The 500S gets new front and rear bumpers, new side skirts, a boot-lid mounted rear spoiler, dark chrome detailing, chrome exhaust, rear privacy glass and new alloy wheels. A total of eight body colours are available now, with matt black available soon.
The interior features new sports seats, a flat bottomed steering wheel and red detailing on the seats, wheel and gear lever. A matt silver dashboard also makes an appearance.
Powering is provided either from the 69 bhp 1.2 petrol or the 85 bhp TwinAir turbo petrol. Both models come with air conditioning, Blue & Me connectivity, seven airbags, start stop, electric windows, mirrors and remote central locking. In addition, the TwinAir comes with climate control.
The 500S 1.2 is priced at €15,195 and has CO2 emissions of 113g/km, putting into VRT band A4. The TwinAir Turbo is priced at €16,495 comes into VRT band A2.
Both cars and indeed the full Fiat range come with a five year warranty as standard.
Motoring editor - The Clare Champion
Former Chairman and voting member of Irish Motoring Writers' Association