Revised Fiat 500 Family Is Now More Expensive In USA

Don’t confuse ‘revised’ for ‘brand new’, because the Fiat 500 remains the same car beneath the skin as the one introduced back in 2007.

Nevertheless, despite being quite old, Fiat and FCA are trying to make it somewhat competitive by constantly updating the mini and launching new special and limited edition models.

The latest revision, though, doesn’t see the introduction of a new trim, but rather a price increase of $1,500 for the 500 Pop, CarsDirect reveals. This means that it has an MSRP of $17,490, which includes the $250 higher destination fee, for the 5-speed manual, and $995 more for the six-speed automatic.

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Pricing for the Fiat 500 Lounge is said to start at $20,990, or $1,500 more than last year, but both the Pop and Lounge benefit from a more powerful turbocharged engine, whose output has gone up to 135hp, from 101hp. Also, they include standard twin intercoolers, sports exhaust system, sportier suspension, larger wheels, rear spoiler and reversing camera, among others.

The 2018 Fiat 500c will be $750 more expensive, whereas the 500 Abarth pocket rocket, with its 160hp and 183lb-ft (247Nm) of torque from a turbo’d 1.4-liter engine, will start at $21,740. By comparison, the 2017MY has an MSRP of $19,995, and besides the upgraded engine, the 500 Abarth sports a three-mode ESC, performance suspension and dual exhaust system.

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  • TrevP

    Yawn. This needs a replacement as well. FCA are you getting a hint at all?

    • Iberian Rekluse

      Looks the same… More expensive… Yeah, I’m sure they’ll sell even more.

    • Yep, Given Mini and Beetle already undergone replacement, 500 looks old to me.

  • Knarck

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f0b84f4fdb010fec6f4ce118745759c2b9a8715e760e0938a72363a430adac8e.jpg How come they didn’t atleast update to the better looking late model European taillights?!?!?

    • Status

      Different taillights will not save this car.

      • haudit

        It doesn’t need saving, as American sales are really nothing more than gravy. The 500 and its more utilitarian 5-door platform sibling, the Fiat Panda, still have the city car market in Europe buttoned up tight, with 376,000 sales and a 40% market share between them in 2017.

    • DantesLegions

      I know! we need this update!

    • DantesLegions

      maybe they’re saving those for the “NEXT” update in a couple years.

  • smartacus

    But seriously; is it worth even a penny more now?

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    go home Sergio, you’re drunk and take your crappy car brand with you !

  • SoloCup

    It’s unfortunate, but the U. S. market doesn’t take to these cars. These are fun, inexpensive units.

  • Coming to pop music video near you.

  • Classic Bob

    Great strategy to increase US prices. Helps move Fiat from dropping sales to stopping sales..

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