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2021 Fiat 500

2021 Fiat 500

We have the 2021 Fiat 500 on sale in Australia now, and it’s a car that will have you nipping from cafe to beachfront apartment in no time.  City life is something the compact Fiat 500 is suited to, where it makes tasks like tight parking a complete doddle, thanks to its small size, large windows and very light steering.  Of course, the economical mild hybrid petrol engines make it a pretty cheap city car to run, as well.  And, as news has it, there is Fiat 500 Electric model available in Europe, hopefully a model we can see for Australia’s market, too – but time will show whether Stellantis sees it viable for shipping any Fiat 500 electric models down under.  I can’t see why sending a few would hurt…

2021 Fiat 500

The 2021 Fiat 500 models are cute cars that make life fun and exciting for those travelling in the front seats.  The rear seats are bit tight for tall people.  As a motorway cruiser you might want to look elsewhere, but as a city commuter it’s brilliant.  The ride is reasonably good about town and the engine noise pretty well subdued.  A zippy little 1.2-litre petrol engine feels powerful enough for city duties, and with a six-speed manual gearbox, cruise control and automatic emergency braking it is a decent, compact package.  If you’re looking for a bit more of a statement in style, then the Fiat 500C will lose its roof at the touch of a button, making the perfect entry to a warm, Australian city-nightlife environment.  If you’re not needing to carry rear seat passengers, then the Fiat 500C is definitely worth checking out.

What Fiat 500 models are currently available in Australia for 2021, heading into 2022?

For just above $23k, you can get yourself into the 2021 Fiat 500 Lounge.  This model is available with a 1.2-litre, petrol engine, and either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed automatic gearbox, both of which feed the front wheels for motion.  The Lounge has 3 doors, a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, four seats and 7 airbags.  The 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine produces 51 kW of power and 102 Nm of torque.  Basic equipment includes air-conditioning, digital instrumentation, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

For just below $26k, the 2021 Fiat 500 Dolcevita can be yours.  This model also uses the same 1.2-litre petrol engine as the Lounge, and it also has either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed automatic gearbox, both of which feed the front wheels for motion – just like you see in the Lounge.  The Fiat 500 Dolcevita Hatchback is also a 3-door model, but with an extra stuffing-full of Italian flavour that makes more of a statement than being merely basic transport.  Vying for a position in the highly competitive small hatch market isn’t an easy thing, but this 4-passenger Fiat steers towards the premium end of the micro car market where Kia’s Picanto and Mitsubishi’s Mirage hold a big influence.  This top-spec Dolcevita model boasts 16-inch alloys, a glass roof, climate-control, cruise control and a premium trim.  Seven airbags, climate-controlled air-conditioning, digital instruments, Bluetooth and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay set this up as a classy compact, and you do get a grin on your dial when driving one of these about town,

Arguably driving with the biggest grin of all, you can move along in a 2021 Fiat 500C Dolcevita Convertible for around $30k.  This is the open top Fiat 500 with the Dolcevita trim, and that’s why you’ll be smiling big time.

Fiat paint their cars in lovely vibrant colours, where even Bossanova White or Smooth Mint Green stands out.  You can go for the bright Sicilia Orange, or Electronica or Epic Blues for even more attention.  I imagine the ladies will love Powder Pink, and you can even get a Bi-colour of white/lunar grey with beauty lines, or a bi-colour white with a black roof.  There are plenty of base colours available to choose from, and then there is even a Tri-coat of Urban white.

Now available in Europe is the brand-new Fiat 500 Electric.  I really hope we can see this model in Australia.  It would make for a lovely little city EV runabout, and a great introduction by Fiat as an EV for Australian city life.  Electric means Fully Electric, and the Fiat 500 Elettrica Cinquecento comes with a 42 kWh battery producing 87 kW of power, and it will chase through the 0-100 km/h dash in 9 seconds.  Battery range is claimed to be 320 km.  Being designed for the city, the little Fiat 500 Electric will zip from a stand-still to 50 km/h in just 3.1 seconds.

The new little Fiat 500 Electric is a head-turner and has a decent electric range with nippy performance in town.  The powertrain has that typical EV instant response, so feels properly quick off the line.  Even when you get on to faster roads, such as a city motorway, there’s plenty of power in reserve for overtaking.

Top-spec Fiat 500 Electric cars feature adaptive cruise control and lane-centring systems.  Many of the car’s features can be monitored and controlled via a smartphone app.  It still remains a bit cramped in the rear seats for tall adults and the boot is small and not so practical; however, the Fiat 500 has now been reborn as an electric car – at least in Europe.  Over there, it competes against cars like the Honda e, Mini Electric, Renault Zoe and Peugeot e-208.

Take the plunge and drive a Fiat 500, today.

2021 Fiat 500

The 2021 Fiat 500 models include the:

  • Fiat 500 Lounge
  • Fiat 500 Dolcevita
  • Fiat 500C Dolcevita
  • Fiat 500 Electric (At this stage, Europe only)

For any more information on the new Fiat 500 models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Fiat dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!