The Italian mobile makers

Frankfurt, July 3, 2015

While Americans on July 4, always their " Independence Day " celebration with fireworks, flags and fanfare, the date for Italian small car fans has a completely different meaning. Celebrate the 4th of July as the birthday of the " Nuova Cinquecento " ?? the new 500, for all non-Italians. The rolled in 1957 for the first time on the streets of Turin. 50 years on, history repeated itself when the new edition of the Fiat 500 was launched on 4 July 2007. And now? Once again eight years later on July 4, 2015? As is to take the best-selling model baton a moderate the lifted Fiat 500.

1,800 innovative details

The Italian manufacturer boasts, " further emphasize some 1,800 innovative details, the originality and style of the 500 " with. See some of it but we will not really. The dimensions of 500 and the convertible variant 500C have remained identical. New to both models, however, are the designs of headlights, the LED tail lights and Tagfahrlampen. They are joined by new exterior colors, a revised dashboard ( with glove box ) and new seat covers.

Pop, Pop Star and Lounge

Three trim levels are offered: The basic version of " Pop " is among other things a multimedia system with five-inch screen as standard equipment. In facilities Level " Pop Star " models additionally offer air conditioning, chrome exterior mirror covers and a chrome strip on the hood. The top line " Lounge " brings a panoramic glass roof, 15 - inch alloy wheels, a radiator grille with chrome details, a leather steering wheel and a more extensive version of the multimedia system with it.

New engines until the end of 2015

Even with the engine range for the time being everything remains the same: to launch this consists of the two-cylinder gasoline engine " TwinAir " in two performance levels with 85 or 105 hp. Moreover, it must re-fold into the 500 Hood soon ancient 1.2 - liter four-cylinder petrol engine with eight valves and 69 horsepower. Then to follow an Eco - configuration of the 1.2 - liter gasoline engine and an additional 1.3 - liter turbo - diesel with 95 hp from the end of 2015 . (ml)