Fiat updates 2021 500 with new permanent model.
Fiat has announced the reintroduction of the 500 Dolcevita as a permanent fixture in the Italian brand’s local lineup. It joins the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon shortie as another limited edition which has now been included for permanent sale in Australia by parent company Stellantis.
Available in both hatchback and convertible bodystyles, the Dolcevita adds a unique colour ascents and design elements such as body-colour dashboard panels, ‘premium’ cloth seats, chrome exterior details, fixed glass sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels and ‘Dolcevita’ badging on the fenders.
Technology includes a 7-inch instrument cluster, 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen for media, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, speed limited, rain sensing wipers and climate control.
Powered is delivered by the same 1.2-litre engine mated to a manual or optional robotised automatic.
Also updated for 2021, the 500 Lounge (hatch only) is now available with the unique ‘Sicilian Orange’ paint, paired with new Fiat-stamped blue seats and matching dashboard in matt ‘Techno Blue’ paint.
The Lounge features similar equipment to the Dolcevita though it has a smaller 3.5-inch instrument cluster Display,leather wrapped steering wheel and 15-inch alloys.
Pricing for the starts at $18,950 plus on-road costs for the 500 Lounge; $21,450 for the Dolcevita and $25,450 for the Dolcevita convertible.
“The Fiat 500 catches your eye for its charming, fun design. It’s like seeing a glimpse of Italy right here in Australia,” said Tom Noble, Director Marketing Communications, Fiat Australia.
“Having the Dolcevita join the Fiat 500 product range brings a chic product offering for those looking to enhance the romance of the quintessential Italian city get-about, in both a hatchback and convertible specification.”
The 2021 Fiat 500 Dolcvita and Lounge range is on sale now.