Fiat and Abarth ranges updated for 2021

Fiat 500, 500X, 500L and Abarth 595 gain refreshed trim levels and colours

  • On sale in February
  • All come with petrol engines
  • 500 starts from £13,270

The Fiat 500 and its derivatives have been tweaked to stay fresh in 2021. New colours and trim levels have been added, while each car gets its own petrol engine with varying amounts of power. These new models can be ordered from February 2021 and we’d expect deliveries to start shortly after.

2021 Fiat 500 and 500C

The 500’s starting price has risen by £100 but there’s new Sicilian orange paint, blue upholstery and interior trim options to choose from. All ‘classic’ 500 models come with a modern mild-hybrid powertrain, and there are three new midrange trim levels called Connect, Dolcevita and Dolcevita Plus.

Connect sits above the sparsely equipped Pop base model, and gets dark grey paint and a much more up-to-date kit list. A seven-inch touchscreen includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and there’s also cruise control, parking sensors, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and alloy wheels.

Dolcevita gets all this plus styling details that echo the 1957 Fiat 500, including a body-coloured dashboard, chrome trim, a sunroof and the option of two-tone paint. Both Connect and Dolcevita cost £15,000, while the Dolcevita Plus trim adds sat nav, a digital screen by the dials and automatic air con for an extra £1,500. Sport also costs £16,500 and gets heated seats and a titanium-coloured dash insert.

2021 Fiat 500X SUV

The Fiat 500X SUV gains two new trim levels, to match the 500. Pop starts from £19,860, while Connect is £900 more and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, auto lights and wipers and LED daytime running lights. Above that is Cross, which gets chunkier styling, automatic air con and camouflage trim inserts for £22,560.

All 500X models get a 118bhp 1.0-litre ‘Firefly’ petrol engine with a manual gearbox but you can upgrade to a more powerful 1.3-litre engine and an automatic gearbox on Connect, Cross and Sport trims. Doing so adds a rather chunky £2,500 to the price.

2021 Fiat 500L MPV

The Fiat 500L people-carrier remains on sale for 2021, with the same, rather old-fashioned 94bhp non-turbo petrol engine and a new trim level structure to match the 500X. Connect gets 16-inch alloys and body-coloured door mirrors, while Cross gets bigger wheels, parking sensors, fog lights and auto lights, wipers and air con. Sport adds auto emergency braking, tinted windows and ambient lighting. Prices range from £18,030 to £21,330.

Abarth 595

The Abarth 595 is the hot Fiat 500 and comes with 143, 163 or 178bhp depending on the spec you choose. There are four to pick from, starting off with an unnamed base model. The Turismo now gets exclusive diamond leather seats, which can be ordered in a new shade of brown.

Competizione and Essesse get the full 178bh but the latter also comes with a mechanical differential, uprated shock absorbers, Brembo brakes and an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system. There’s a new Rally Blue matte paint colour available on Competizione, and you can also choose new alloys inspired by the Lancia Delta Integrale rally car. On both specs, the dashboard is now clad in Alcantara suede and the gearstick is carbon fibre.

All four trim levels are available for the hatchback and convertible. The base model starts at £17,760, while Turismo and Competizione start from £20,960 and £23,610 respectively. The tree-topping Essesse variant costs £26,560 for the hatchback and £29,210 for the convertible.

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