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]