Fiat has slimmed its 500 range for 2024. The flagship Dolcevita will be the only model available in Australia.
Pricing for the Dolcevita has increased by $1420, and is now $27,220 before on-road costs.
The additional cost covers a range of cosmetic updates for 2024 including Fiat “monogrammed” black fabric seats and the option of either black or ivory interior trim accents.
The Dolcevita now comes standard with tinted rear and side windows, 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, and a tyre repair kit in place of the space saver – all of which were previously part of the Lusso Pack which cost $1900.
The last addition to the 2024 model is a new chrome exhaust tip.
Fiat has removed the optional $1500 electric sunroof and seven-speaker Beats sound system. Fiat Australia says the 2024 Fiat 500 Dolcevita is already available is showrooms.
- Fiat 500 Dolcevita: $27,220
All prices are before on-road costs.
Although the pricing on offer here will carry over into 2024, Fiat Australia is referring to the 500 as a ‘model year 23, or MY23’ internally.
The Fiat 500 is powered by a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine producing 51kW of power and 102Nm of torque.
The only transmission available is a five-speed ‘Dualogic’ semi-automatic, with drive sent to the front wheels only.
Fiat claims the 500 can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 12.9 seconds, and flat out you’ll be doing 160km/h.
The 2024 Fiat 500 uses a claimed 4.8L/100km on the combined cycle.
It has a 35L fuel tank and requires a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded petrol.
The 2024 Fiat 500 measures in at 3571mm long, 1627mm wide, and 1488mm tall, with a 2300mm wheelbase.
Boot capacity in the Fiat 500 is 185 litres.
The Fiat 500 is covered by a three-year or 150,000km warranty. It also has roadside assist for three years or 150,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.
Service intervals for the Fiat 500 are every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.
The Fiat 500 is currently unrated but did score a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted in 2008. This rating is no longer applicable because the testing date is too long ago.
At the time it received a frontal offset score of 15.11 out of 16, side impact score of 15.80 out of 16, pole score of two out of two, and a seat belt reminders score of two out of three. The overall score was 34.91 out of 37.
The Fiat 500 comes standard with the following safety features:
- Seven airbags
- Rear parking sensors
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- Speed Limiter
Safety features such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and a reversing camera aren’t available on any model.
The 2024 Fiat 500 Dolcevita comes standard with the following features:
- 16-inch alloy wheels two-tone alloy wheels
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- 7.0-inch TFT digital instrument cluster
- Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Voice command
- Body colour dashboard
- Fixed glass roof with sun blind
- Automatic headlights
- LED daytime running lights
- Halogen fog lights
- Dust and rain-sensing window wipers
- Chrome front grille surround
- Chrome rear bumper insert
- Chrome exterior window details
- Chrome exhaust tip
- Cruise control
- Heated side mirrors
- Tyre repair kit
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Auto climate control
- Fabric Fiat monogrammed cloth seat upholstery (NEW)
- Ivory steering wheel and surrounding accents
- Black steering wheel and surrounding accents
The 2024 Fiat 500 is available in the following exterior paint colours:
- Gelato White
- Bi-colour White/Black
- Passione Red
- Sicilla Orange
- Pompei Grey
- Rugiada Green
- Blu Ottanio
- Vesuvio Black
All paint options cost $550 except Gelato White which has a nil cost option.
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