The Fiat 500 Matt Black has a matt black paint finish with grille mouldings, door handles and door mirrors finished in a metallic effect. Its 16” alloy wheels are also coated in matt black with a red coach line and red brake callipers creating a sporty accent.
You are going to pay for all of this. Although comprehensively equipped, it is a little dear at R185k. Love to see one on the road though.
The Matt Black features a host of standard equipment unique to its segments including climate control, rear park distant sensors, electrical anti-dazzle mirror and a premium Hi-Fi Interscope Sound System Radio CD / MP3 with 6 speakers and a sub-woofer.
As a launch offer to the first 50 owners of the 500 Matt Black, Fiat will offer its premium Tom Tom navigation system as standard equipment. The system works in conjunction with Fiat’s Blue&Me system. This fully integrated infotainment system with practical colour touch screen can be used to manage a mobile phone, a navigation system and all the necessary driving information.
On the technical front, the Matt Black is powered by Fiat’s 74 kW 1.4-litre 16v Euro 5-ready engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Maximum torque is rated at 131 Nm at 4250 rpm. This results in a 0-100km/h sprint time of 10,5 seconds and a maximum speed of 181 km/h. Fuel consumption is around 8,2 l/100km in the urban cycle; 5,2 l/100km in the extra-urban cycle and a very credible 6,3 l/100km in the combined cycle. Emissions are 149g/km.
Safety is of the highest standard with a full complement of passive and active safety systems including 7 air bags, ESP (stability control), traction control, Hill holder and ABS with EBD. All 500s come with a 5-star EuroNCAP rating.
All Fiat 500 models come standard with 30 000 km service intervals and full after-sales support.
Fiat offers a three-year / 100 000 km Warranty (three years on paintwork and five years on rust anti-perforation) as well as a five-year / 90 000 km service plan as standard on the new Matt Black.
Fiat 500 1.4 Matt Black – R185 000 (incl VAT and CO2 Tax)