2016 Fiat 500 (facelift) revealed in new spyshots [Update]

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Update – HDMotori has posted spy images revealing the interior of the 2016 Fiat 500. The pictures tell us that the dashboard is left unchanged but for embedding of the UConnect infotainment system with a 5-inch display, between the HVAC vents.

2016 Fiat 500 dashboard spyshot HD Motori
From what is visible, the big change is the incorporation of the Fiat UConnect infotainment system with a five-inch display.

2016 Fiat 500 interior spyshot HD Motori

June 18, 2015 –

Engines are expected to continue without any drastic changes. 

Ahead of its global premiere on July 4, 2015 (the first 1957 Fiat 500, and the current generation model were also revealed on July 4), Alvolante has spied the 2016 Fiat 500 (facelift) with its redesigned front and rear fascias. This is the first major cosmetic change for Fiat’s city runabout since its introduction in 2007.

2016 Fiat 500 facelift front leaked
The 500 facelift will now get LED headlights as optional fitment.

Up front, the 2016 500 gets LED headlights borrowed from the 500X, and the secondary pair of lights are redesigned to resemble modern iterations of the 500 series of vehicles (500X, 500L etc.). A mildly redesigned dual-slat chrome grille, and an all-new bumper with chrome highlights lend a fresh appearance to the Mini Cooper rival.

2016 Fiat 500 facelift leaked
The 500 facelift, like its predecessor, will continue offering manual and AMT gearboxes.

Changes at the rear are a lot more conservative. LED taillights and a redesigned bumper with a chrome element are the only differences. Inside, the urban runabout is reported to receive a 5-inch touchscreen UConnect infotainment system, new leather and fabric upholstery options, redesigned buttons for the power windows and chrome inserts in the steering wheel.

2016 Fiat 500 facelift rear leaked
The 500 facelift is announced to debut on July 4.

According to an earlier report, the front brakes of the 500 facelift will see some updates, but otherwise, the engines will carry on mostly unchanged. The 1.2-liter petrol and the 0.9-liter TwinAir turbocharged petrol are paired to 5-speed manual and Dualogic AMT gearboxes.

Also read: 2016 Fiat 124 Spider – Rendered

The Fiat 500 will be launched in India in the month of August this year, albeit in a performance-oriented Abarth 595 Competizione form. It remains to be seen if Fiat India also launches the regular 500 in the country though.

[Spyshots from Alvolante & HDMotori.it]

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