Fiat has announced the updates to the 2015 Fiat 500, which will debut at the New York Auto Show later this month.
Fiat has announced the updates to the 2015 Fiat 500, which will debut at the New York Auto Show later this month. On the outside, the 2015 Fiat 500 will look the same, but on the inside there are significant updates, which includes a new 7-inch display and a new center console.
The 7-inch high-definition TFT (Thin Film Transistor) cluster display is placed directly in front of the driver and allows drivers to easily monitor data like speed, fuel level, Eco index and trip information. While on the main screen, an image of the vehicle is surrounded by information, including distance traveled, gas mileage and range. A parking screen helps drivers while moving in reverse if the vehicle is equipped with Rear Park Assist. Other screen options include a radio screen that displays information about the station selected and a telephone screen showing call information.
The TFT display will be standard on the 2015 Fiat 500 Sport, Lounge, Turbo and Abarth models, and optional on the Pop. The updated center console features an updated cup holder design and a USB port.
In addition to the interior improvements across the Fiat 500 lineup, the Fiat 500 Abarth, Abarth Cabrio and Turbo will add a six-speed automatic transmission as an option for 2015.