2016 Fiat 500 & 500cc

Beautiful Italian styling combined with functionality, efficient design, and innovative technology have been hallmark attributes for the Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) - making it a timeless icon for nearly 60 years. And for 2016, the Fiat 500 will continue to deliver on these attributes in Palm Springs by introducing new features and exterior paint colors to enhance the Southern California driver's experience, and personalization options.

Reminiscent of the original Cinquecento, the 2016 Fiat 500 builds on the vehicle's global popularity. Since its initial launch in 2007, more than 1 million Fiat 500 vehicles have been sold in more than 110 countries around the world. The model's unquestionable popularity is the result of the Fiat 500's great ability to deliver unmatched personalization options with advanced solutions in terms of quality, engine performance and passenger comfort. In addition to success on the sales front, the Fiat 500 has earned more than 80 international awards.

The amplified Fiat 500 and 500c models are infused with style, technology and convenience features to make life on the go more personalized and comforting - and with the 500 Turbo, even more thrilling.

Now available at Fiat of Palm Springs for 2016, the Fiat 500 lineup features the Uconnect 5.0 system with a 5-inch touchscreen. This enables hands free calling via Bluetooth-equipped phones, as well as voice-command control of AM/FM, and optional SiriusXM Radio and navigation system. Digital music can be streamed wirelessly from compatible Bluetooth smartphones or audio players supported by a media hub equipped with an auxiliary jack and USB port, enabling recharging and seamless operation of portable devices. An integrated CD player offers additional media flexibility.

For the Coachella Valley driving enthusiast who wants a Fiat 500 Sport with more power and performance, the 2016 Fiat 500 Turbo answers the call with a 135-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, dynamic styling, sport-tuned suspension, track-proven brakes and unique sport-styled interior. The Fiat 500 Turbo features a single turbocharger, twin intercoolers and sport-tuned exhaust to deliver 34 percent more power (135 vs. 101 horsepower) and 53 percent more torque (150 vs. 98 lb.-ft.) compared with the Fiat 500's naturally aspirated 1.4-liter MultiAir engine. In addition, a track-proven C510 five-speed manual transmission offers an intermediate shaft with equal-length half shafts to mitigate torque steer. The Fiat 500 Turbo is also available with an optional six-speed automatic transmission.

For a more aggressive appearance, the Fiat 500 Turbo features an aggressively styled front fascia, pushed 2.7 inches (6.9 cm) forward of the Cinquecento's signature "whiskers and logo" face, to accommodate and cool the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine. Bolder side skirts and unique 16-inch aluminum wheels with Nero painted pockets enhance its iconic Cinquecento shape against any backdrop in Southern California. At the rear, a liftgate-mounted spoiler extends the roofline, while a black-accented rear diffuser optimizes airflow. For a bolder look, Nero headlamp and tail lamp bezels replace chromed units, while a high-performance brake system features brake calipers lacquered in Rosso paint.

Inside, the Fiat 500 Turbo features sport-styled seating, performance-designed leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel accented with Argento (silver) stitching and Grigio/Nero (gray/black) seating and interior environment. For an even more upscale look, heated leather seating in Nero/Nero (black/black) or vivid Rosso/Nero (red/black) is available. The standard 7-inch color TFT (thin-film transistor) cluster display allows drivers to easily monitor information.

For the environmentally conscious California driver who wants Italian style, personalization options, and maximum fuel efficiency, the 2016 Fiat 500 and 500c deliver 31 mile per gallon (mpg) city and 40 mpg highway with the innovative 1.4-liter MultiAir engine and five-speed C514 manual transmission. For a more engaging driving experience, the driver can select the Sport mode on the instrument panel, which changes the throttle map for improved engine responsiveness.

The six-speed automatic transmission with driver-selectable gear changes is also available at Fiat of Palm Springs, providing smooth shifting and excellent fuel economy. With the six-speed automatic transmission, the driver can also select Sport mode on the instrument panel for a more aggressive shift schedule and a unique throttle map for improved engine responsiveness.

Like the original Cinquecento, the 2016 500 and 500c showcase the Fiat's ingenuity to build world-class small cars, igniting a spirit of the times through simple design, beautiful craftsmanship and timeless value. As a result, the Fiat 500 has continued to surprise and delight customers throughout the Coachella Valley, and worldwide, for more than 50 years.

New exterior paint colors for 2016 are Spitfire Orange, Grigio Cenre (light gray), Rhino (dark gray) and Latte Menta (light green). Celeste Blue (light blue), previously only available on the Fiat 500 1957 Edition, is now available throughout the Fiat 500 lineup. Additional exterior customization is available with new-for-2016 wheel options.

Created to celebrate 57 years of the original 1957 Nuova Cinquecento, the limited-production Fiat 500 1957 Edition continues for the 2016 model year at Fiat of Palm Springs. The Fiat 500 1957 Edition includes a sport-tuned suspension for improved handling, 16-inch forged aluminum wheels with retro body color design, throwback "FIAT" badges, and a premium Marrone (brown) and Avorio (ivory) leather interior.

The model is available in four classic exterior colors: Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (green), Latte Menta (light green) and Celeste (light blue). For a two-tone look, Verde Chiaro, Latte Menta and Celeste exteriors are paired with a signature Bianco painted roof and mirror caps.

More than 50 years later, and thanks to its stylistic and modern technological features, the modern Fiat 500 represents the spark of another milestone along the lasting process of expansion. And this is where its history started again.

 

Fiat of Palm Springs
36-400 Auto Park Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(888) 717-4397

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