Demonstrator model (Mileage subject to change) Fitted with Electric Convertible Roof, Rear park assist, LED daytime lights, Cruise control, Active TFT display, Air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, Front electric windows, USB and 3.5mm auxiliary inputs, Electric/Heated door mirrors, Media streaming, Multiple airbags, Dual drive city steering, Multi-function steering wheel, 12v input, Multi-spoke alloy wheels, Radio with digital display, Hands-free calling, Remote central locking and much more. Remainder of 3 YEARS warranty and roadside assistance - Personalised video available upon request - Ask about our unique Warranty4Life product.
Petrol 60.1 combined MPG
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CO2: 110 g/km
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Electric front windows, Heat insulated glass, Heated rear window
ABS/EBD, ESC + ASR/MSR + HBA + Hill holder
Apple car play/Android Auto
Cruise control, Dualdrive PAS, Rear parking sensor, Speed limiter
External temperature gauge
4 speakers, Rear speakers
Exterior Body Features
Body colour bumpers, Chrome plated exterior door handles
Front fog lights, LED daytime running lights
1 passenger grab handle, Auxilliary 12V power socket, Chrome entry kick plates, Cloth upholstery, Height adjustable steering wheel, Techno leather steering wheel with audio controls
Chrome pack - 500C
7 airbags - Driver, passenger, side, window and drivers knee airbags, Tyre pressure monitoring system
50/50 split folding rear seats with height adjustable rear headrests, Front headrests, Front seats with memory function, Height adjustable drivers seat, Isofix child seat preparation
Automatic door locking, Locking fuel filler cap, Remote central locking
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|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||11D|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||8|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||N|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||N|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||N|
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|NCAP Safety Assist %:||N|
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|Service Interval Mileage:||18000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||999999|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
|Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:||N|
|Timing Belt Interval Mileage:||N|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max:||129|
|WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min:||114|
|Cylinders - Bore (mm):||70.8|
|Cylinders - Stroke (mm):||78.9|
|Engine Layout:||FRONT TRANSVERSE|
|Fuel Delivery:||MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION|
|Number of Valves:||8|
|EC Combined (mpg):||54.3|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:||True|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||61.4|
|EC Urban (mpg):||46.3|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max:||6|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min:||5.7|
|WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max:||47.1|
|WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min:||49.6|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||12.9|
|Engine Power - BHP:||69|
|Engine Power - KW:||51|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Power - RPM:||5500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||75|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||10.4|
|Engine Torque - NM:||102|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||3000|
|Emissions Test Cycle:||NEDC Correlated|
|Tyre Size Front:||185/55 R15|
|Tyre Size Rear:||185/55 R15|
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|Wheel Type:||15" ALLOY|
|Height (including roof rails):||N|
|Width (including mirrors):||1893|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||35|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||1345|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||474|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||185|
|Max. Loading Weight:||365|
|Max. Roof Load:||N|
|Max. Towing Weight - Braked:||800|
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|No. of Seats:||4|
|Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:||9.3|
Fiat's lovable 500 city car is harder to resist in improved 500C cabriolet form. Jonathan Crouch reports on the updated version.
The open-topped Fiat 500C has done well for Fiat, but time rolls on and this car now faces tougher competition from some more affordable rivals. Hence the need for this update, which brings mild hybrid engine technology to the car for the first time. Bringing this Italian brand's convertible bambino bang up to date.
How much cute can you cram into one car? Well, even the Tichy manufacturing plant in Poland where Fiat builds this convertible version of its 500 city car has a cute name. It's tempting to imagine the facility as a Willy Wonka style operation where the cars float on rivers of golden syrup down assembly lines run by a green-skinned chorus line of the vertically challenged. A factory of fun where the foreman is a talking spoon and there's a gingerbread man in middle management. This probably isn't the case, although Fiat has reported an upsurge in requests for factory visits since launching the 500C. The version we're going to look at here has been improved in recent times. We got quite a wide-ranging package of updates in early 2014 that gave buyers of more expensive versions the company's 'Uconnect' infotainment technology. Then in early 2020, the brand announced a 1.0-litre mild hybrid three cylinder engine. Fiat's also put considerable thought into a wide range of personalisation options. It all means that on paper at least, this car remains a strong proposition. The small, fashionable citycar segment though, has changed substantially since this model's original launch. Does this Fiat still have what it takes to compete? Let's find out. As ever, this car remains cute made metal.
Drive dynamics are a virtual irrelevance to lots of Fiat 500C buyers. They'll have already fallen in love with the car in a brochure, on a TV ad or upon seeing one in the street. Nevertheless, the car promises to be fairly adept on the road with the same basic set-up as the hard-topped 500, a chassis that's also shared with the Fiat Panda. The big news here is the introduction of a mild hybrid 70hp 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol engine to replace the aging 69hp 1.2-litre conventional four cylinder unit this car's been soldiering on with since launch. The mild hybrid powerplant improves fuel efficiency without impeding performance. It also ensures a very high standard of driving comfort thanks to a 12-volt 'BSG' 'Belt-integrated Starter Generator', allowing for a quiet, vibration-free restart of the internal combustion engine in Stop&Start mode. The engine (which in conventional form we've already seen in the 500X SUV) puts out 92Nm of pulling power and works via a 6-speed manual gearbox inegrated with that 'BSG' set-up we just mentioned. The 'BSG' system is mounted directly on the engine and is operated by the belt that also drives the auxiliaries. The new system also involves lowering the entire power unit 45mm so the car behaves better on the road thanks to the lower centre of gravity. As before, there's a 1.4-litre petrol turbo unit for the Abarth models. In recent times, Fiat has tried to improve both the ride and handling of this 500C, though this will probably be of limited interest to the car's urban-minded audience. You'll find that the engine can get a bit vocal if you work it hard. Even then though, the gruff, slightly throbby note is characterful rather than unpleasant and around town, refinement is more than acceptable. If you are urban-bound, you might also want to consider the optional (but rather jerky) Dualogic gearbox, a kind of manual transmission without a clutch. Unless you like all that left-foot pumping of course. With the Dualogic though, you'll have to have the older less efficient 1.2-litre 69hp engine. City dwellers will appreciate the tight 9.3m turning circle.
Fiat would've been unwise to mess with the 500C's shape too much, so sensibly, they've kept exterior styling tweaks to the minimum with this 500 model over the last few years. As before, this convertible model pays homage to the original 500 cabriolet of 1957. It's better to think of the roof arrangement as a huge canvas sunroof rather than a full folding canopy. At the touch of a button, the entire centre section of the roof retracts into a concertinaed bundle just above the boot. It's not the most elegant piece of engineering but the sight of car with its roof retracted adds to the retro appeal and with the roof-up, it's tough to tell a convertible 500 from a hard-top one. The roof itself features a glass rear window and is available in a choice of colours, so buyers can personalise their car. The simple roof arrangement also means that there's a decent amount of room in the rear seats of the 500C. There are some convertible cars twice the size of the little Fiat that are stingier with the legroom they lay on for passengers in the back. Delicious design details drip from the 500's interior. It's like a tiny pearl, especially when the ivory finish is specified. There's a very well-judged blend of retro chic and ruthlessly modern contemporary design inside, with circular head restraints and neat 500C badging on the Panda-sourced dashboard. Chrome-ringed vents and a fascia that can be specified in the same colour as the body are other highlights. There's a clever 7-inch TFT 'Uconnect' information screen in the centre of the dash. And boot capacity (182-litres) is only a fraction off what you get in the normal hatch model.
Prices start from around £13,500 - and if you think that's high for a citycar, even an open-topped one, you'll need to know that there's still quite a hefty £2,500 premium to pay for the 500C derivative over an equivalent model in the 500 hatch range. That looks a little steep when for the same kind of folding roof arrangement, a Peugeot 108 or a Citroen C1 will charge you just £1,000 extra. Still, this Fiat has a character that those rivals lack and its specification looks quite generous. Trim levels range from 'Pop', through 'Pop Star' to 'Lounge'. Key options include the Dualogic semi-auto gearbox which requires a premium of around £750. So what do you get for your money? Base 'Pop' trim has LED daytime running lights and a Uconnect infotainment system with six speakers, plus AUX-in/USB ports and steering wheel remote controls. Plusher 'Pop Star' spec adds air conditioning, 15-inch alloy wheels and heated mirrors with body-colour caps. Top 'Lounge' spec meanwhile, gets you a panoramic glass sunroof, rear parking sensors, a chrome front grille, front fog lights, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and a Uconnect 5" LIVE touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration. If you want to go further, then your dealer will want to tell you about the latest range of so-called 'Second Skin' decal packages.
There's no efficiency penalty in opting for this convertible bodystyle. One of the advantages of such a small car is that tiny fuel efficient engines are more than adequate for hauling you and your little Fiat around. Particularly the mild hybrid 1.0-litre 'Firefly' unit now fitted to all versions of this car. The electrified system used here recovers energy during braking and deceleration, stores it in a lithium battery with a capacity of 11Ah, and uses it, at a maximum power of 3,600W, to restart the engine in Stop&Start mode and to assist it during acceleration. This technology allows the internal combustion engine to switch off by shifting into neutral, even at speeds below 18mph. The dashboard, which displays information on the hybrid system, prompts the driver when to shift. The mild hybrid propulsion unit works with a 6-gear manual transmission aimed at improving fuel economy in out-of-town driving, thanks to new low-friction bearings and gaskets and the use of a specific high-efficiency lubricant. Expect up to 53.3mpg [WLTP] in regular use and an NEDC-rated CO2 emissions figure of 88g/km (improved from 114g/km before). What else? Well, this car should certainly be cheap to insure. The warranty is a typical three year affair but with a 100,000 mile limit that's significantly higher than some other brands will give you. 500 models hold their value very well and that's unlikely to change any time soon. Don't be tempted to go customisation-crazy with the options list though: not everyone will share your taste or want to pay extra for graphics when it comes time to sell.
The 500C can't offer the most affordable route to open-topped motoring in your citycar, but it's still a package than many buyers in ths segment will find hard to resist. The latest changes haven't really changed this car's essential appeal, but the extra efficiency of the mild hybrid engine is welcome - its emissions are hugely better. Here's a carefree car that's free, sunny and open in its outlook - and very difficult to dislike, with a sheer joie de vivre that's central to its charming appeal, turning even the most mundane of commutes into something far more attractive: a journey to be savoured, rather than endured.
Fiat's 500 is yet more desirable without a roof. June Neary reports.
I'm a sucker for a convertible car and I have to admit to harbouring a certain soft sport for a cute little citycar as well. When Fiat first announced its 500C back in 2009 therefore, it was all I could do to prevent myself from marching straight down to the local Fiat dealership brandishing my chequebook. Composure regained, it's time to take a look at the latest version of this open-topped Fiat 500 from a more objective point of view. The MINI has been a massive success for BMW, so who can blame Fiat for trying to bag a piece of the action by re-working one of its classic models from the past. When it was clear that the modern-day Fiat 500 had wormed its way into the hearts of buyers with its retro charms, the next logical step was to expand the line-up. The convertible 500C made all kinds of sense. And still does.
The 500C isn't the comprehensive transformation of the 500 into open-topped form that some of us might have hoped for. Fiat has instead fitted something more akin to a full-length fabric sunroof. The sides of the car remain intact with the same arrangement of pillars and window frames as the hardtop. The canvas roof section merely slides back on runners and concertinas up above the boot opening. The advantages of this are that it's simple, low cost and barely impinges on the practicality you get with the standard Fiat 500. The boot and rear passenger space are virtually identical to what you get in a fixed-roof 500. There isn't a whole lot of room for luggage but four people can be accommodated without too much grief and you still get the funky cabin design that made the standard car so popular. The canvas roof has a built-in glass rear window but when it's down and bunched up behind the back seats, it's impossible to see out of this car. Parking sensors are an option but I can't believe that they're not standard as without them, parking manoeuvres in tight urban spots can be very difficult. Make this one option box you don't forget to tick.
The driving experience will be a virtual irrelevance to lots of Fiat 500C buyers. They'll have already fallen in love with the car in a brochure, on a TV ad or upon seeing one in the street. Nevertheless, the car promises to be fairly adept on the road with the same basic set-up as the hard-topped 500, a chassis that's also shared with the Fiat Panda. The engine range opens with a 0.9 litre petrol followed by the 69bhp 1.2-litre petrol but those seeking a little more thrust will step up to the petrol 1.4-litre Abarth versions which have up to 180bhp. The 1.3-litre MultiJet engine is one of the leading small diesels on the market and packs more muscle than its 95bhp might suggest. A choice of transmissions is available, with the 500C getting a five-speed manual gearbox as standard while presenting customers with the option of upgrading to the Dualogic robotised gearbox. Fiat's fuel saving Start&Stop technology is also available. Predictably, the engines powering the diminutive 500C turn in strong fuel economy and emissions figures. The diesel in particular will be a good choice for those looking to keep running costs under control. The Multijet diesel version will average over 80mpg, with the 1.2-litre petrol unit not far behind on around 65mpg.
If you want any kind of convertible car, let alone one with a trendy image, you'll pay top whack for it. That's the real beauty of the 500C because although it looks expensive for a Fiat 500 at nearly £3,000 more than the hard-top car, it's a bargain compared to other convertibles. Prices start at just over £14,000. The roof might be simple but the specification of the 500C looks generous on Fiat's part. The entry-level Pop models get the electrically-operated roof, air-conditioning, remote central locking, a CD stereo with MP3 compatibility, electric door mirrors and seven airbags. That's a lot of kit for a sub £15,000 convertible. Alternative trim levels add features like front fog lights, climate control and rear parking sensors to make manoeuvring in tight spaces even easier. The Lounge version comes in at over £16,000 however, and so looks considerably less affordable than the entry-level cars.
The 500C is one of those cars that puts a smile on your face and it's hard to put a price on that. Some people will be put off by the fact that it isn't a convertible in the truest sense but the giant sunroof arrangement has all kinds of advantages, not least that it keeps the open-top 500 on the right side of affordable. Maybe I will pay that Fiat dealer a visit after all.
Mrs A Joseph - 05/10/19, owner of a Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge 3dr
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Mrs Margaret Whyman - 15/08/2019, owner of a Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge 2dr Dualogic
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