The Fiat 500 is an urban car at heart. It has a bolder and more captivating nature, irresistible look and is pleasant to drive. The trendy two-door has a personality and playfulness that only a few rivals – though they might be more practical – can match.
In urban settings, the Fiat 500 is easy to manuever. I was very impressed with the comfortable ride quality. Whether you are driving over bumpy or smooth terrain, the quality is the same.
The Fiat 500 will look after you with 7 airbags and ABS so you don’t lose control if you have to stop quickly. The hill holder holds a steady course in an emergency and make hill starts much easier.
The body-coloured dashboard insert and old-fashioned cream steering wheel bring the interior to life. A glove compartment on the dashboard is easier to access. The display makes it easy to manage information and keep driving under control. Speed, revs and temperature are easy to see along with a gear shift indicator that suggests when you should change gear.
The central tunnel features USB/Aux-in ports and a roomier cup holder copes with the largest skinny latte.
To guarantee your comfort, the new seats are made with even more ergonomic materials and designed so that passengers can hop into the rear seats with ease.
Over the years the Fiat 500 has been a style icon. The 500 still takes its design cues from pop and fashion, but with a new blast of boldness thrown in for good measure. Little things mean a lot in the Fiat 500. A chrome strip highlights the bumper and houses the fog as well as reverse tail lights.
The rear optical units integrate stop-lights, back-light and indicators – and prove that evolution is just as important as revolution.
- Power: 5kW at 5000rpm
- Torque: 145Nm at 1900
- Acceleration (0-100 km/h): 11 seconds
- Top speed: 1730km/h
- Fuel consumption: 7/100km
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Fuel tank capacity: 35L
- CO2: 90g/km
- Price: From R179 900
What we like
- A stylish and modern look
- A bolder bumper/grille combo
- A vivid 125mm colour touchscreen
- Old-fashioned yet contemporary interior
- Glass roof with retractable shade
What we don’t like
- Limited seat adjustments and leg-rooms – taller folks will have a challenge