Introducing The Fiat 500S
Fiat announced their new Fiat 500S which is aimed at young motorists who want a car with a strong sporty personality.
Available in two versions, hatchback and convertible, the new model completes the range of the New 500, and offers refreshed exteriors and interiors which make it unmistakably 500 and even more attractive.
The Fiat 500S is characterised by sportier front and rear bumpers, the first with integrated fog light and the latter with side skirts and specific spoiler. Another exclusive feature is the “Satin Graphite” paintwork on some parts of the front bumper, the door and tailgate handles, the mirror caps and the rims. Rear tinted windows, chrome-plated tailpipe, “black grained” front air intakes and the eye-catching honeycomb bottom grille complete the look of the 500S.
The 15” alloy rims with special “Satin Graphite” finish and the optional 16” rims with matt diamond
black treatment are also new. Finally, the colour palette chosen to enhance the bold appearance of
500S features the new colours Italia Blue and Alpi Green, with a dark ambiance.
Perfectly in tune with the sporty attitude of the new version, the interiors of the New 500S are
enhanced by a black seat and roof lining combo with contrasting door panels and seat edging, available in blue, white and yellow. Frau leather interiors with white or blue details are available on request. In addition, embellishing the passenger compartment, are “Satin Graphite” details on the dashboard fascia and special sports steering wheel.
Finally, the Fiat 500S Convertible inherits all the winning features of the hatchback, including compact external dimensions, four comfortable seats and excellent engines in terms of performance, fuel economy and respect for the environment. The silhouette is enhanced by the sliding roof, a marvel of design in its own right. More in detail, the soft top of the Fiat 500S Convertible stands out for its elegant, electrically controlled movement and its impressively finished and carefully selected technical features, from the glass rear window to the third brake light built into the soft top itself.
Engines & Transmission
Two engines are expected for the UK market including a new Euro 6 1.4 16V 100BHP petrol and a 1.3 MultiJet 95BHP diesel unit. All are expected to be mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Uconnect™ 7” HD LIVE touchscreen
Entertainment will be provided by Uconnect, a 7″ HD LIVE touchscreen with tablet effect and HD display. This system implements a wide range of functions, including Uconnect™ LIVE services as standard, Bluetooth hands-free system, voice recognition and plenty of music options in addition to FM/AM radio. The driver can connect their multimedia devices via USB or using the 3.5mm auxiliary jack, or stream music from a compatible smartphone using Bluetooth.
Available on request on the new Uconnect™ 7” HD LIVE are a digital radio (DAB) and the built-in TomTom navigation system.
The new Fiat 500S complements the 500 range with the latest audio experience from Beats by Dr. Dre, the system designed to revolutionise the way in which music can be heard inside the vehicle. On request, the customer can equip their car with the exclusive BeatsAudioTM system developed in conjunction with Beats by Dr Dre.
Specifically, the BeatsAudioTM system boasts a total output of 440 watts and features a digital 8-channel amplifier integrating an advanced equalisation algorithm, which can recreate the entire sound spectrum that an artist experiences during studio recording.
More in detail, the Beats AudioTM sound system consists of: 8-channel amplifier with 440 watts of power; two dome tweeters installed in the front pillars; two 165 mm midwoofers in the front doors; two full-range 165 mm speakers in the rear side panels; and one 200 mm subwoofer in the spare wheel compartment in the centre of the luggage compartment.
With the innovative 7-inch TFT instrument panel – optional on the new 500S – the dashboard of the car delivers a fully-digital driving experience that nevertheless retains the classic 500 instrument layout, complete with circular cluster and round buttons.
The new Fiat 500S is due in SG Petch showrooms in July. For more information on the 500 range please visit our website.