Fiat USA Updates the 500 With New 7-inch Display

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A seven-inch high-definition TFT display will be included in the instrument panel of Fiat's 2015 US-spec 500. To be showcased at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, the revamped 500 will also feature a redesigned center console. The minor interior facelift is complemented by the addition of three new exterior paint colors: Giallo Moderna Perla (modern pearl yellow), Laser Blu (bright metallic blue) and Billet Argento (billet silver).
The new 7-inch TFT cluster display can show the driver data like speed, fuel level, Eco index and trip information. If the vehicle is equipped with Rear Park Assist, the system will display a parking screen that guides the driver when reversing. If Sport mode is engaged, the color theme changes in order to complement the more engaged driving experience.

Other screen options include a radio screen that displays information about the station selected and a telephone screen showing call information. The 7-inch display will be an optional extra on the entry-level 2015 Fiat 500 Pop, but comes as standard on the Sport, Lounge, Turbo and Abarth models. As for the redesigned center console, features include a new cup holder design and an additional USB port, complemented by the addition of Bluetooth audio streaming.

In addition to the interior improvements across the Fiat 500 lineup, we've told you a little while back that the Abarth and Turbo versions will add a six-speed automatic transmission as an option for 2015. The new Fiat 500 lineup will be available from July 2014. Since launching in March 2011, more than 135,000 Fiat 500s have been sold in North America.
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