The Fiat 500, 500L, and 500X have new trim levels, exterior colours, and interiors for February 2021, the manufacturer revealed. The purpose of these changes is to ensure the ‘500 family’ continues to look fresh. That is particularly important as it is targetted at youngsters who want fun, fashionable, stylish vehicles that make an impression. So, let us summarise the options.
The family’s trim levels are now broadly aligned (but not completely). Pop is entry-level and an ‘affordable entry point’, the manufacturer claimed. It has blue fabric seats that showcase the brand’s monogram. These complement a blue dashboard. There is also a new paint colour: Sicilian Orange. Pop trim prices start at:
- 500: £13,270
- 500L: £18,030
- 500X: £19,860.
Connect is the next trim and has ‘a high level of technology as standard’, the manufacturer said. Consider the Fiat 500 version, for example. It has cruise control, parking sensors, and fog lights. Furthermore, the infotainment system incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Expect a matt silver dashboard, too. The 500 Connect is priced from £15,000. Note too that its siblings get:
- 500L: 16” alloys and body-coloured door mirrors (£19,330)
- 500X: 17” alloys, leather steering wheel, tinted rear windows, front fog lights, parking sensors, and auto wipers (£20,760).
That brings us to mid-range trims where there is deviation among the family. The Dolcevita is only available on the 500, for example. Why? Because it ‘harks back’ to the 1957 500 which is ‘glamorous’, Fiat suggested. Extras include the chrome plating, sunroof, and body colour dashboard. All from £15,000. The Dolcevita Plus further has climate control and sat-nav. Its price is £16,500.
Cross is the mid-range trim for the 500L and 500X. It sits immediately above Connect. The Fiat 500L has fog lights, rear parking sensors, and automatic windscreen wipers (among other things). All from £20,430. The 500X – again with Cross trim – has seats with ‘camouflage’ centre panels and vinyl inserts. Also expect 19” alloys, auto air-con, and a roof rack. All from £22,560.
Sport is the top of the range trim throughout the family. Standard features include the optional matt grey paint and the ‘sport’ badge. Naturally, there are model specific extras too. For example:
- 500: electric heated seats, auto air-con, privacy windows, and titanium colour dashboard (from £16,500)
- 500L: 17” alloy wheels, city brake control, ambient lighting, and a self-dimming rear-view mirror (£21,330)
- 500X: 18” black alloy wheels (£23,560).
The motor manufacturer summarised its revised line-up. ‘The 500 family aligns for the 2021 model year so each receives 5 trim levels. Every trim receives a high standard specification which further boosts the characteristics of each model’, Fiat emphasised.