Fiat 500 updated for the 2014MY, gets new Cult model

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 3, 2014

The updated 2014 Fiat 500 was officially announced for the Geneva Motor Show with important new style and technological features. According to the official press release, the 2014 Fiat 500 introduces a new seven-inch TFT digital instrument display, a first in its segment. Developed in collaboration with Magnetti Marelli, the TFT display brings together all the information required for controlling the car and its function.

The centre of display shows a digital image of the car and can be configured in order to show various trip computer readouts, such as distance travelled, instant fuel consumption, range, etc. Moreover, the new instruments also allow for more prominent warning messages - such as open doors, low fuel etc., and a more visible Gear Shift Indicator.

Still, this is not all as the new TFT display shows the media player, telephone information and when fitted with a TomTom 2 LIVE satnav system*, navigation information also appears. The big surprise is when the Sport Button is activated on models powered by the 105hp 0.9 TwinAir Turbo engine. And speaking of engines, the 2014 Fiat 500 comes with a new 0.9 TwinAir engine that generates 105 hp at 5,500rpm and 107lb ft (145Nm) of torque at 2,000rpm in Sport mode (98hp and 89ln ft / 120Nm in ‘eco’ mode).

With these numbers, the 2014 Fiat 500 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10 seconds and has a top speed of 117 mph or 181 km/h. Fuel consumption is just 4.2 liters/100 km or 67 mpg UK, while CO2 emissions are just 99 g/km. Fiat also offers the 69hp 1.2-litre petrol, the 85hp 0.9 TwinAir Turbo Petrol (both also available with the Dualogic gearbox) and the 95hp 1.3 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel.2014MY Fiat 500 also introduces the Fiat 500 Cult to the range.

The 2014 Fiat 500 Cult offers newly designed 16-inch alloy wheels, a gloss black roof panel (aft of the fixed glass sunroof), chrome or gloss black door mirror covers, chrome exterior detailing, a gloss black surround for the tail light clusters and rear parking sensors.

Inside, there are new leather seats as standard, either in black leather (with ivory or red inserts), tobacco leather (with ivory inserts) or red leather (with ivory inserts). 2014 Fiat 500 range offers two new body colors, a retro green and a new three-layer white. S model will get a new striking blue colour. New alloy wheels, seat fabrics and leather upholsteries complete the revisions. [source: Fiat]

Press Release

Fiat 500 Cult

The Fiat 500 Cult is the new top-of-the-range version offering an exclusive level of style, technological content and performance to the most demanding and scrupulous customers of the iconic Fiat. In particular, available in saloon or cabrio configurations, the new and exclusive trim level represents the perfect synthesis of distinctive look and innovation which, once again, highlights the Fiat 500's 'trend-setting' spirit.

Fiat 500 Cult can come in one of the range's body colours, including the new Lattementa Green, all teamed with the elegant roof: one part fixed glass and the other glossy black paintwork. The end result is a refined colour combination that confirms, once more, that for the iconic Fiat colour is not merely a question of aesthetics, but an integral part of a product philosophy founded on character, style and maximum scope for personalisation. Additionally, the new Three-layer White will be available on the cabrio version.

Customers can choose door mirror covers which are either chrome or glossy black: whatever the choice, the final effect is a contemporary, fashionable combination together with the body colour. All this is enhanced with elegant chrome for the characteristic front 'whiskers' and tailgate handle, in addition to the glossy black surround for the rear light clusters and the new 16" alloy wheels.

The same style is found inside, where the new leather seats stand out - a choice of black leather (ivory or red inserts), tobacco leather or red leather (both with ivory inserts) - an attractive match with the dashboard painted the same colour as the body. The new upholstery was designed to offer the best possible ergonomics, guaranteeing comfort and character in a single solution.

The new 500 Cult is available with the 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet II turbodiesel, the 69 HP 1.2 and 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo petrol engines (both also available with Dualogic robotized gearbox) and the new 105 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo.

The Cult version of the Fiat 500 ensures high-value equipment, as demonstrated by some important content as standard: instrument panel with 7" TFT display, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, fixed glass roof with sun blind, leather seats, leather steering wheel with Blue&MeTM controls and Dualdrive electric power steering.

Again as standard are the split (50/50) rear seat with height-adjustable head restraint, CD/MP3 radio and Blue&MeTM hands-free system with Bluetooth technology (voice recognition, steering wheel controls, digital audio file player with USB port).

The Fiat 500 Cult brooks no rivals in the field of safety either. This is demonstrated by ABS+ESD, driver and passenger airbag with dual stage system, side bags, window bags, knee bags, Isofix attachments, daytime running lights (DRL) and ESP system complete with ASR/MSR, HBA and Hill Holder.

Lastly, customers can count on an extensive collection of exclusive accessories created by Mopar®, the aftersales division responsible for Parts & Service and Customer Care activities in the EMEA region. These also include products designed especially for the new Fiat 500 Cult, such as the elegant 'chrome kit' for the exterior, comprising droplet-shaped bonnet trim, A-bar on the front bumper, door mirror covers and valve cover caps for the tyres. What's more, 'Mopar Vehicle Protection' is available for the 500 family as well. This exclusive service offer is designed to take care of the vehicle throughout its entire useful life, guaranteeing that all maintenance operations are carried out at authorised dealerships and workshops within Europe by highly qualified and specialised technicians, using original parts.

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