Fiat’s 120th anniversary 500

21 March 2019

FIAT has created a new version of its most affordable city car to celebrate 120 years of the company, with the so-called 120th Fiat 500 costing from £14,960.

It gets the latest Uconnect seven-inch HD LIVE touchscreen with DAB, Bluetooth and USB, which is Apple CarPlay-ready and Android Auto compatible. Defining the looks, all models will sport a 120th special edition badge, a unique key cover and will be available with optional bi-colour Tuxedo paint.

The 120th model will be offered with a 1.2-litre 70bhp petrol engine only, plus a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes. Based on the Lounge model, the 500 special edition will sport 16-inch copper-finish alloy wheels and chrome trim outside, while inside pinstripe black fabric upholstery, embroidered with a 500 logo, and a body coloured dashboard complete look. The vehicle also comes in a choice of Tech House Grey, Cortina Grey, Crossover Black, Bossa Nova White and Bi-colour Tuxedo paint finishes. 

The 120th version of the Fiat 500X model comes with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine generating 20bhp. With an Urban look, the 500X 120th adds full LED headlights, distinctive 16-inch black alloy wheels, black side mouldings, body-coloured door mirrors, black with bi-colour paint and a 120th logo to the outside. Inside the car gets a special copper-coloured upholstery, while rain and dusk sensors, rear parking sensors and a unique key cover complete the standard equipment list. For the first time, the Italian crossover will be available with a two-colour livery. Three combinations of the bi-colour Tuxedo paint with black roof are offered - Ice White, Ivory and Argento Grey – along with Cinema Black, Ice White, Argento Grey and Ivory tri-coat non bi-colour variants.

Buyers also get six months of Apple Music included, allowing the vehicle to stream 50 million songs. Also coming is an exclusive Fiat playlist, entitled “120 Years of Songs,” which will be curated to celebrate Fiat’s 120th anniversary. It will feature songs from memorable Fiat campaigns including “Freedom” by Pharrell Williams, “Just One Lifetime” by Sting & Shaggy, “On An Evening In Roma” by Michael Bublé and “Dynamite” by Nicky Blitz, among a host of other international hits.

Prices start from £14,960 for the Fiat 500 120th 1.2 70bhp and £19,495 for the 500X 120th turbocharged one litre 120hp.