The Fiat 500 range has received a stylish update for summer, including the addition of two new versions, Star and Rockstar, to the top of the iconic city car's range. The new models are available in both hatchback and cabriolet guise, while all 500 models from Lounge trim upwards now come with the Uconnect 7-inch HD LIVE touchscreen radio - which has Apple CarPlay support and is compatible with Android Auto - as standard.
New 500 Star, the epitome of elegance
The Fiat 500 Star features a brand new metallic Powder Pink paint perfectly matched with chrome details, 16-inch alloy wheels and fixed glass roof as standard. The 500 Star is also available in the following colours: Bossa Nova White, Tech House Grey, Crossover Black, Electoclash Grey, Avantgarde Bordeaux, Groove Metal Grey, Epic Blue and Urban White.
Inside, with the Star version sees brand new upholstery available in two colour combinations, white sand and black, and in the elegant new Matelassé finish with techno-leather details and bordeaux embroidered 500 logo. The dashboard, which until now was only available in matching bodycolour, can now be chosen in one of the two new shades; matt white or matt Bordeaux. In the centre of the dashboard, the digital instruments present stand out with the standard 7-inch TFT screen with sat nav.
The Fiat 500 Star is available as a hatchback or convertible with a choice of a 1.2-litre 69hp petrol engine, with manual or Dualogic automatic transmission, or the 0.9-litre 85hp petrol Twin Air engine with six-speed manal transmission.
New 500 Rockstar, a car with personality that stands out in the city
The new 500 Rockstar version stands out from the pack with a look that combines the bumpers and the side sills from the Sport, with details such as the fixed glass roof, 16-inch alloy wheels and satin finish chrome bodywork details. To enhance the new Rockstar version it is available with an exclusive new matt paint: Portofino Green. The new Rockstar is also available in choice of Bossa Nova White, Tech House Grey, Crossover Black, Pasodoble Red, Electroclash Grey, Avantgarde Bordeaux, Groove Metal Grey, Urban White and Electronica Blue.
The interior mirrors the sporty feel of the exterior with brand new upholstery. The seats feature pinstripe fabric centres, edged by side panels with grey or blue details and finished in black eco leather. Like the Star version, the new 500 Rockstar also offers two new dashboard colours: matt dark green and matt grey. The matt green dashboard feature grey details, whereas the satin graphite version features blue. The passenger compartment is completed by a 7-inch TFT monitor with Uconnect system which includes sat nav as standard.
The Fiat 500 Rockstar can be had in hatchback or cabriolet guise with a choice of petrol engines; 1.2-litre 69hp, with manual or Dualogic automatic transmission, or the 0.9-litre 85hp Twin Air with five-speed manual transmission.
Uconnect 7-inch HD LIVE touchscreen, Apple CarPlay support and Android Auto compatible
The Uconnect system features a high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free interface, audio streaming, text reader and voice recognition function and USB ports with iPod integration and steering wheel controls.
In addition to the range of Uconnect LIVE services Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are integrated as standard. Apple CarPlay lets you get directions optimised according to traffic conditions, make and receive calls, send and receive messages and listen to Apple Music, audiobooks, or podcasts while staying focused on the road. CarPlay also features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. The system is also compatible with Android Auto. Drivers can continue the Android experience in their car by "projecting" apps and services on to the central display, making retrieving information while driving easy and safe. The driver can use Google Maps or Waze for route guidance and easily access music, multimedia contents and their favourite messaging apps.
Fiat offers an in-car Apple experience with Apple Music
To celebrate its 120th anniversary, Fiat customers who purchase a vehicle from the new 500 range, will receive up to 6 months free of Apple Music. Fiat customers will be able to stream over 50 million songs ad-free, giving drivers a seemingly never-ending playlist.
An exclusive Fiat playlist on Apple Music, entitled "120 Years of Songs", has been curated to celebrate Fiat's 120th anniversary. Launched in March, the playlist will grow to reach a total of 120 songs by July, in time for the official anniversary of Fiat 500.
The revised Fiat 500 range is available to order now priced from £12,165 OTR for a 500 1.2 69hp POP, £15,395 OTR for a 500 1.2 69hp Star and £15,565 OTR for a 500 1.2 69hp Rockstar. Until 30 June, the Fiat 500 convertible is available for the same price as a hatchback while the hatchback is available with 0% APR. For just £199, on top of the purchase price, Fiat customers can take advantage of the Easy Care service plan, which covers all planned maintenance for their vehicle over a three-year period or up to a mileage limitation.
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