07 Oct 2013
NEW FIAT 500S LAUNCHED IN IRELAND
Sporty new FIAT 500S broadens appeal of the 500 to Irish buyers. Distinctive styling enhancements and interior treatment. Low running costs thanks to 1.2 and TwinAir petrol engine options. Priced from €15,195 and available to test drive in Irish dealership now.
The FIAT 500 family continues to grow. Taking its places alongside the successful 500 and 500C, and the recently-launched 500L and 500L Trekking, the new FIAT 500S brings an Abarth-inspired look and feel to the range, thereby broadening its even further.
Inspired by the hugely successful "Sporting" models of the past and the more recent "by Abarth" edition of the 500, the new FIAT 500S is aimed at enthusiasts who want the affordability and low running costs of the FIAT 500 in a more eye-catching and dynamic package.
Distinguishing the FIAT 500S from the rest of the range are bespoke front and rear bumpers; new side skirts; a boot lid-mounted rear spoiler; dark chrome detailing; a chrome exhaust; rear privacy glass and new 15-inch (and optional 16-inch) alloy wheels. A range of eight body colours have been chosen to complete the FIAT 500S exterior look at launch, with a Matt Black version to join the range shortly.
Inside, the FIAT 500S is enhanced with new sports seats, a flat-bottomed Abarth-design steering wheel, as well as a new gear knob and gaiter, all with unique red detailing (including a special logo in the seats). A matte silver dashboard panel rounds out the interior revisions.
The FIAT 500S engine range consists of the 69hp 1.2-litre petrol and the 85hp TwinAir Turbo petrol and both are equipped with air conditioning (climate control on the TwinAir version), Blue & Me connectivity, seven airbags, fuel-saving Start&Stop, electric windows and mirrors and remote central locking as standard.
The FIAT 500S 1.2 is priced at €15,195 and has CO2 emissions of just 113g/km, putting into VRT band A4. The FIAT 500S TwinAir Turbo is priced at €16,495 and with CO2 emissions of just 92g/km it falls into VRT band A2. As with the entire FIAT reange, both versions of the 500S come with a five-year warranty as standard and are on sale in Ireland now.