The Fiat 500 has been tweaked slightly for the 2014 model year, with new colours and fabrics, plus a new digital instrument display.
Gone are the conventional analogue dials, replaced by a seven-inch colour TFT screen.
The outer ring contains segmented scales for engine rpm, temperature, fuel level and turbo boost pressure, while the inner ring displays a digital image of the car and the vehicle’s speed.
Other information, such as trip data, fuel consumption, range, etc, and can also be displayed, while other displays such as door open warnings, low fuel, etc, appear as necessary.
The new display also offers the opportunity to provide a more useful gear shift indicator, while information from the media player, telephone, and optional TomTom navigation system can also be incorporated.
The display on TwinAir models changes with the Sport button, replacing the eco-gauge with a turbo boost gauge.
Two new colours have been added – a retro green and a new three-layer white – while the 500 S becomes available in a new blue. There are new designs for alloy wheels and seat fabrics, too.
Joining the range is a new Fiat 500 Cult model: based on the Lounge specification, the Cult adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a gloss black roof panel behind the fixed glass sunroof, a choice of chrome or black door mirrors, chrome exterior detailing, black tail-light surrounds and rear parking sensors. The interior gets leather seats in a choice of black, tobacco or red, all with contrasting inserts.
Engines continue to be a 69hp 1.2-litre petrol, 85hp 0.9-litre TwinAir, 95hp 1.3-litre diesel and a 105hp 0.9-litre TwinAir.
The 2014 Fiat 500 range goes on sale at the end of April, although prices have yet to be confirmed.