The Fiat 500 1.2 with 69PS Petrol is the cheapest version of this fashionable and much-loved city car in the 2018 model range, with prices starting at £9,655 for the entry Pop trim. Even for this model, power steering, ABS brakes, stability control and 7 airbags come as standard, making the 500 1.2L as safe as it is cute. Electric front windows, central locking, mp3 compatibility and stop-start engine technology are also included.
For an additional cost of £800, the 1.2 Petrol is available in the highly individual Colour Therapy trim which brings a unique choice of warm shades and white trims plus air conditioning. The 500 1.2L luxury Lounge model lists at just over £11K and offers a multifunction steering wheel, chrome trims and Bluetooth connectivity. The ‘S’ model is the same price and brings tinted windows and sporty good looks to the 1.2L, both inside and out.
As with all new Fiat 500s, performance and economy go hand in hand with the eye-catching style. The 1.2 litre engine spec is no exception, returning 59mpg in average driving and emitting just 113g of CO2 per km, offsetting road tax premiums. As with all petrol versions, the 2018 Fiat 500 1.2L also comes with optional Dualogic automatic gears for an additional cost of around £700. This smart system enables the driver to operate clutch-free in semi-automatic mode or switch to fully automatic.
The new Fiat 500 remains one of the most desirable small cars on the market in 2018 and the 1.2 petrol version delivers a great price as well as fairly cheap running costs. Residual values for this style-conscious and popular supermini are also likely to remain high.
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