fiat 500 Collection ireland

FIAT 500 Collection Goes On Sale

fiat 500 Collection ireland
New Fiat 500 Collection models in white and red

FIAT Ireland has launched the new FIAT 500 Collection. It includes two new special editions of the iconic city car, one red and one white.

Based on the new FIAT 500 Lounge, the Collection features a number of styling and equipment enhancements for just €150 more than the FIAT 500 Lounge on which it's based.

They will also be very exclusive, with a limited run of just 24 specimens coming to Ireland!

The new model is available in white or red with contrasting detailing. White models have a red dashboard, red key cover and a chrome-finished gear shifter. As well as red mirror caps, red side mouldings, larger 16-inch alloy wheels with centre caps with red detailing. For red cars, these details are all offered in contrasting white.

Power comes from the popular 69hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine.

Standard equipment includes seven airbags, remote central locking, electric front windows and mirrors, touchscreen Uconnect infotainment system with Bluetooth, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, panoramic, fixed glass sunroof, rear parking sensors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, front fog lights, and chrome styling kit.

Priced at €16,250, FIAT claim that this special edition is equipped with up to €725 worth of additional equipment for just €150 more than the Lounge model on which it’s based.

What does Changing Lanes think of the Fiat 500?

At Changing Lanes we are very fond of this little Italian city car. We have been lucky to test drive it a number of times. The Fiat 500 is chic, cute and easy to drive. The 1.2-litre engine is basic but adequate. This is a small car but it's cheap and so much fun. The 500 has been a great success for the brand ans spawned a number of limited editions like this one , which add more gear at a great price.

Fiat has also expanded the 500 range to include larger, more family oriented models like the Fiat 500X compact crossover and the Fiat 500L MPV.

The brand announced new hybrid versions of the Fiat 500 in spring 2020,  showing that this little Italian icon is moving with the times.  Bravo!

Caroline Kidd

fiat 500 Collection ireland
Interior of new FIAT 500 Collection