2018 Fiat 500 Abarth

Some sources claim that 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth could come completely new. This performance version came in 2008. Just year after we saw a big comeback of legendary nameplate, we saw another great revive. Company returned back its performance Abarth department, which nowadays works on several performance versions of Fiat’s cars. This particular model came eight years ago, and we saw big update for the 2016 model year. Few years after big refresh, it is pretty legal to expect complete redesign. Since standard 500 model should come completely new soon, 2018 500 Abarth will surely follow it right after. New model should come somewhere late next year, with plenty of significant changes.

2018 Fiat 500 Abarth redesign

2018 Fiat 500 Abarth front viewAs we already mentioned, many expect to see 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth completely redesigned. To be more precise, many expect to see standard 500 redesigned first, and this particular version will come soon after. So far, we don’t known exactly to expect from this possible redesign. It is for sure that base design characteristics will remain the same. This small car will come with the same flavor as original, which came so many decades ago. Compared to current model, we should see evolutional changes in styling, while more significant changes should come in technical aspect. For example, 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth will feature completely new platform. New model should come with improvements in terms of wheelbase, better usage of space, weight reduction etc. When it is about styling, we expect to see many new details, which will make new generation even more attractive.

2018 Fiat 500 Abarth interior2018 Fiat 500 Abarth engine

When it is about powertrain, 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth will probably continue with the same engine. It is a 1.4 liter four-cylinder engine, which is in current configuration good for about 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Some sources claim that next generation will feature more power, better economy and better overall efficiency. According to them, 2018 500 Abarth will have somewhere around 170 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Those are the numbers that could be found on new Abarth 124 Spyder. A 5-speed transmission should remain.

2018 Fiat 500 Abarth rear view2018 Fiat 500 Abarth release date and price

Well, if company decide to redesign this model, 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth could come a little bit earlier than usual. However, this still means somewhere in the second half of next year. When it is about price, don’t expect some bigger changes.

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3 Responses to 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth

  1. Bonita Moreau says:

    Will the be a cabrio in the Abarth?

  2. Daniel L Shrider says:

    Might the Abarth look like the 595s in Europe with their new grill work?

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