The new FIAT 500S is available to order in the UK with a target customer base of drivers who want the compact dimensions, low running costs and cheeky appeal of the FIAT 500 but in a much sportier package.
Restyled comprehensively both inside and out, the new FIAT 500S features a look that screams 'sporty' with new sports bumpers front and rear, special side skirts, a rear spoiler, and door handles, tailgate, “moustache”, mirror fairings and 15" alloy wheels all finished in exclusive “Satin Graphite”.
Add in some front fog lamps, tinted rear windows, a chrome-finish tailpipe, black-grained front air intakes and an eye-catching honeycomb grille, along with optional 16" alloy wheels with a matt-black diamond treatment, and you'll find that the new FIAT 500S will appeal to the most critical of 'sportsters'. Throw in two new colours - Electronica Blue metallic and Marching Green matte - to the already exciting colour palette and you can already feel resistance weakening.
The interior of the new FIAT 500S has also been restyled with the addition of black sport seats and a black roof lining which contrast with the blue, white or yellow finished door panels and seat edges. The external “Satin Graphite” finish is added inside to the detailing on the dashboard fascia and the special sports steering wheel - and there is also an option to trim internally in optional Frau leather with white or light blue details for a splash of additional luxury.
When it comes to technology and infotainment, the FIAT 500S isn't lacking either.
A full-colour, Uconnect™ HD LIVE 7" TFT touchscreen with a high resolution display comes as standard fitted into the dashboard, offering a wide range of functions, including Uconnect™ LIVE services, Bluetooth hands-free phone calling, voice recognition and a multitude of entertainment options including Bluetooth streaming, USB connectivity, a 3.5mm auxiliary jack, DAB digital radio and FM/AM radio.
Upgrade options include the latest 3D TomTom navigation system and an exclusive BeatsAudio™ sound system with seven speakers, a total output of 440 watts and a "digital amplifier integrating an advanced equalisation algorithm, which can recreate the entire sound spectrum that an artist experiences during studio recording."
When it comes to safety, the FIAT 500S is equipped with seven airbags as standard, including a driver’s side knee bag, as well as ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and a sophisticated ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system with ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), Hill Holder and HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assistance) to assist in emergency braking.
And for those that prefer the joys of the open air, the FIAT 500S Convertible adds an electric canvas roof with a heated glass rear window.
The FIAT 500S offers a choice of four engines to cover all bases, all tastes and all budgets.
For petrolheads there is the 69hp 1.2-litre petrol, the 85hp 0.9 TwinAir petrol - both available with a five-speed manual or optional five-speed Dualogic automated manual transmission - and the 105hp 0.9 TwinAir petrol fitted with a 6-speed manual as standard.
And FIAT continues their dieselship reputation by continuing to be the only brand to offer diesel-powered cars in this small car segment (The FIAT 500, FIAT 500S and FIAT Panda) by featuring the 95hp 1.3 litre MultiJet II in the 500S. This engine uses the very best of today's small diesel engineering technology to reduce emissions to just only 89 grams of CO2 per kilometre and offer an official combined-cycle fuel efficiency figure of 83.1mpg.
To register your interest in the new FIAT 500S, contact one of our Customer Service Representatives who will be able to guide you through the leasing process and help you to discuss your options.