You see, Roberto Giolito designed the modern Fiat 500 in a timeless manner, with curvatures and details that don’t show their age. With demand for the 500 city car still through the roof, it would’ve been foolish for Fiat to change the sure shot recipe we all know and love, mostly in Abarth-branded form.
With the 2016 Fiat 500 facelift, automotive tipster Ferd shows us some exclusive spy shots of the exterior and interior of the teeny-weeny three-door urban runaround and all is right with it. From the 500X crossover-inspired headlights to the mildly remodeled radiator grille and chrome trim, to the LED-licious taillamps and so forth, the 2016 Fiat 500 facelift is a winner.
From the interior spy photo, we need to point out the three visual differences we identified over the outgoing pre-facelift Fiat 500: the redesigned steering wheel and the Uconnect 5-inch infotainment system that resembles the unit equipping the Alfa Romeo MiTo. These two and the central air vents represent all there is to the interior makeover of the facelift.
Because the original 500 was born in Turin on July 4th, the Italian brand will use the same date and place to launch the updated Fiat Cinquecento. Having sold more than 1.5 million examples since 2007, the Italian manufacturer promised that the reveal will be “an unforgettable event” for 500 enthusiasts.