Fiat: Two Special Edition Cars for the 500 Series


The pint-sized hatchback is going to have the model range extended a bit more.  First, there’s the Fiat 500 pop, lounge, and sport.  They Fiat 500 Abarth was released as a performance version.  The turbo version was later released with an automatic transmission as an available option.  Now, Fiat is going to release the 500 Ribelle, and 500L Urbana Trekking.  Isn’t that just a fancy way to say “urban explorer?”

The Fiat 500 Ribelle will have a few distinct features.  These features including a wider color range.  Red accents are added to the roof, spoiler, and the mirror caps.  Fiat added further accents with the black headlamp, tail lampe bezels, and painted wheels. Along with the accents, the Ribelle will have four primary colors: Bianco (white), Billet Argento (Billet Silver), Grigio (gray) and Nero Puro.

Inside, the Fiat 500 Ribelle is available with either Grigio/Nero or Grigio/Rosso interior environments.

The Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking has Matte Nero exterior mirrors and bezels on the front and rear fascia, side sills and body-side molding.  Like the 500 Ribelle, the Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking features 17-inch wheels painted Matte Nero. Matte Nero details are complemented by Satin Chrome door handles, tail lamp bezels and accents on the front and rear fascia.

Six primary exterior colors include Verde Bosco Perla (Forest Green Pearl), Rosso Perla (Deep Lava Red), Giallo (yellow), Bianco (white), Grigio Scuro (Gray Metallic) and Blue Tornado, paired with a Nero (black) roof.

Inside, the 500L Urbana Trekking features a Nero leather steering wheel, leatherette door bolsters and cloth seats. The instrument panel features a Nero Puro bezel for those vehicles with glossy exterior paints and a Matte Grigio bezel for those with Matte Grigio Chiaro exterior paint.

For a high-definition music experience, the segment-exclusive Beats Audio system is standard, and includes six premium speakers, a 6.5-inch dual-voice coil (DVC) subwoofer with trunk-mounted enclosure and eight-channel amplifier with Beats Audio’s proprietary digital sound processing (DSP) algorithm.

The special edition cars are for the customers that want a more personalized, refined touch to their Fiat 500.  While the changes may be considered subtle, the Fiat 500 has more flare with the additional accented colors, while the 500L stands out as a moderate, compact, sport-utility vehicle.

Both cars should generate interest for a growing Fiat brand.