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Fiat 500 Upgraded

Fiat 500 UpgradedFiat 500 Upgraded

The new Fiat 500 has had an upgrade. The biggest updates that Fiat has grafted into its diminutive 500 hatchback are under the skin and inside its interior.

Perhaps the most notable update is the inclusion of a proper infotainment system with a five-inch display, in this case, the well-received Uconnect tech borrowed from its corporate siblings under the Chrysler umbrella.

In Europe, the refreshed Fiat 500 will launch a 0.9-liter TwinAir engine with either 85 or 105 horsepower. A 1.2-liter engine with 69 horsepower will also be on offer, and an ultra-low emissions version of that engine will join a 1.3-liter 16v Multijet II turbocharged diesel unit that grunts out 95 horsepower sometime after in certain markets, Autoblog wrote.

On the outside, the most notable updates are redesigned lighting clusters front and rear, but there are detail enhancements elsewhere, including to the hood and a new beltline that appears to sweep upward as it moves forward. Keep in mind, this is all for Europe, so Iran will just have to wait and see how many of these updates it gets once Fiat moves in properly, post sanctions.