February 8, 2018, Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Fiat 500 lineup goes all-turbo for 2018, with a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine and a sportier coming now customary on all models.
“With an all-turbo lineup, a iconic Fiat 500 now offers an even some-more energetic pushing knowledge and some-more customary horsepower than any of a competitors,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “In fact, a whole FIAT code lineup now comes customary with turbocharged power, adding to a register of fun-to-drive, Italian-designed vehicles.”
The 2018 Fiat 500 lineup is accessible in 3 models: Pop, Lounge and a high-performance Abarth. Pop and Lounge models now come customary with a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, that facilities a singular turbocharger, twin intercoolers and a sport-tuned exhaust, and delivers 135 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque – 34 some-more customary horsepower than final year’s model. The MultiAir Turbo engine is interconnected with a five-speed primer delivery as customary and is accessible with a six-speed involuntary transmission.
Pop and Lounge models are also updated with customary 16-inch aluminum wheels, opening braking system, competition cessation and ParkView back backup camera. Exterior updates embody body-color front and back fascias, side-sill belligerent effects, a competition spoiler, haze lamps and “Turbo” badging on a liftgate.
On a Fiat 500 Abarth models, a track-tested 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine delivers adult to 160 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. of torque; while Abarth-tuned hardware offers a world-class float and track-ready durability.
Other singular Abarth facilities embody a opening suspension; three-mode electronic fortitude control with an innovative torque send control (TTC) complement that maximizes stifle opening during on-throttle cornering; 16-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels; and Pirelli tires with red stop calipers. An Abarth-designed concentric “double-tip” dual-exhaust complement delivers a high-performance demeanour with ominous Abarth-tuned sound.
Inside, particular Abarth-styled front opening seats underline a one-piece pattern with vast side bolsters, a racing-harness pass through, accent stitching around a fringe and integrated side-thorax atmosphere bags. Below a instrument panel, Abarth-designed aluminum pedal covers underline Nero (black) rubber trim for a decidedly racing look.
Should a motorist name to switch to Sport mode in a Fiat 500 Abarth, a turbo-boost gauge, mounted left of a instrument cluster, illuminates “Sport” and an up-shift light integrated in a cluster alerts a motorist when engine speed is coming a redline, giving a evident feedback indispensable on a lane or during high-performance driving.
Customers who squeeze or franchise a Fiat 500 Abarth also accept – for no additional assign – a one-day high-performance pushing event during a mythological Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.
The 500 lineup also facilities 3 new colors for 2018 (late availability) – Brillante Red, Mezzanotte Blue Pearl and Vesuvio Black Pearl – for a sum of 11 extraneous paint tone choices. Any 2018 Fiat 500 indication is also accessible as a Cabrio, delivering alfresco leisure opposite a 500 lineup. 2018 Fiat 500 vehicles are accessible to sequence this month, with cars nearing during FIAT studios in a second entertain of this year.
The whole FIAT code register – any gasoline-powered indication now featuring a customary turbocharged engine – continues to offer a energetic pushing knowledge and iconic Italian pattern for 2018:
2018 Fiat 500e
The 2018 Fiat 500e electrifies a Cinquecento lineup with creation and style, an EPA-tested 84 miles of pushing operation and 112 miles per gallon homogeneous (MPGe) total rating of pristine battery-electric energy (121 MPGe city). Offering iconic style, enchanting dynamics and an environmentally obliged zero-emissions design, a Fiat 500e is designed to keep electric automobile tenure elementary with a informed no-nonsense design, preference features, singular “blended braking” and cleverly integrated proceed to battery-electric technology. The 500e is accessible in California and Oregon.
2018 Fiat 500L
Building on a style, potency and pushing delight that has done a Fiat 500 an icon, a Fiat 500L expands a Cinquecento’s interest by charity 42 percent additional interior space with gentle seating for five, enchanting pushing dynamics and a customary 160-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, all wrapped in contemporary Italian design. The Fiat 500L offers best-in-class load ability with some-more than 50 seating and storage configurations.
The 2018 Fiat 500L facilities a redesigned extraneous with new front and back fascia design, bodyside frame design, circle designs, daytime using light lens and back side mirror design, while a customary ParkView back backup camera delivers additional motorist convenience. The 2018 500L’s revamped interior also adds to preference and palliate of use, with a thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display, an softened core console, additional USB port, LED interior ambient lighting and other interior upgrades. The Uconnect 4 complement is customary on all 2018 Fiat 500L models, and includes a 7-inch arrangement and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
2018 Fiat 500X
The 2018 Fiat 500X delivers a Italian pattern and enchanting pushing dynamics that are synonymous with a FIAT brand. The 500X offers an modernized all-wheel-drive system, functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and preference features. The tiny crossover facilities dual engine options including a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine customary on Pop models when interconnected with a six-speed primer transmission, and a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir2 engine customary on Trekking and Lounge models, an accessible nine-speed delivery and an all-wheel-drive complement with a disconnecting back spindle for softened fuel efficiency.
New for 2018, a Fiat 500X now facilities a Uconnect 4 complement customary on all models, that includes a 7-inch arrangement and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
2018 Fiat 124 Spider
The newest member of a FIAT product lineup, a 2018 Fiat 124 Spider revives a storied nameplate, bringing a classical Italian styling and opening to a new generation. Paying loyalty to a strange 124 Spider 50 years after a introduction, a 2018 Fiat 124 Spider delivers a ultimate Italian roadster knowledge with pushing excitement, record and reserve total with iconic Italian design. With a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine as standard, a 124 Spider has a many absolute 4-cylinder in a class.
The Fiat 124 Spider is accessible in 3 trim levels: Classica, Lusso and, for opening enthusiasts, Abarth. For 2018, a Fiat 124 Spider offers some-more stretchable package content, permitting business to name a accurate options they desire. The all-new Red Top Edition is now accessible on Lusso models and will be nearing in dealerships soon.
About FIAT Brand
The FIAT code stands for find by ardent self-expression. That truth is embodied by a iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a tiny automobile that lives big. Italian during heart and secure in a abounding heritage, a 500 is sole in some-more than 100 countries and is synonymous with modern, elementary pattern consistent form, function, record and a honour of tenure that is genuine.
In North America, a Fiat 500 was introduced in Mar 2011 and was shortly followed by a Fiat 500c (Cabrio), a high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, a entirely electric Fiat 500e, the five-passenger Fiat 500L and a all-wheel-drive 500X crossover. The FIAT code continues to enhance with a introduction of a Fiat 124 Spider, a reconstruction of a iconic roadster that combines Italian style, opening and enchanting pushing dynamics.
Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
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