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2017 Fiat 500 Abarth, 500 Abarth Cabrio Facelift Spied During Final Testing

After having met the standard version of the Fiat 500 facelift, we were expecting the Abarth hot hatch version to greet us in Geneva. While that obviously won't happen, the rumor mill talks about Abarth having other plans for the Swiss venue, namely the introduction of a spicy version of the Miata-based Fiat 124 sportscar.
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But while we'll probably have to wait until tomorrow for the hotter Fiata, we can talk about the refreshed 500 Abarth right now, thanks to this fresh-out-of-the-oven set of spyshots.

The revised pocket rocket has been spied both in Italy and in Scandinavia, with the vehicle now completing the final stages of development.

Since FCA's current budget calls for prolonged life cycles with limited investments, many of their facelifts show little changes. With this being true for the normal 500, we expect the same to happen to the scorpion-badged versions.

Up front, we'll get a new apron with thirstier air intakes, while the front and rear light clusters will replicate those fitted to the normal car. As expected, the rims will also enjoy fresh styling cues.

The list of cabin changes will be led by a new infotainment system and this is, once again, an area where we know what to expect, thanks to the regular 500.

Under the hood, the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine is expected to receive a moderate horsepower injection, but don't expect things to go past the 200 hp border.

The 2016 Fiat 500 Abarth will arrive in dealerships across the world by the middle of the year. However, if you're in the market for one of these Italian spices, you might also want to consider another Fiat the company's in-house tuner is currently working on.

As it happens, Abarth is currently in the midst of an expansion process and, aside from the 500 and the 124, the tech wizards will also touch the 500X crossover.

 
 
 
 
 

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