Fiat is marking the introduction of two new infotainment features to the 500 range with a new special edition.
Dubbed ‘Mirror’, these special editions come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Both of these systems allow owners to use smartphone applications such as Apple Maps and music streaming service Spotify through the car.
Apple CarPlay comes with Siri voice control, allowing drivers to make calls or reply to messages without taking their hands off the wheel. Meanwhile, Android Auto offers almost identical functions using Google’s smartphone operating system.
The Fiat 500 Mirror is available in five colours and comes with chrome on the door mirrors and 14-inch wheels. Further equipment to come as standard includes a speed limiter, wheel-mounted infotainment controls and a seven-inch high-definition touchscreen.
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It’s available in hatchback and convertible body styles, and comes exclusively with Fiat’s 68bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine.
The Fiat 500 Mirror represents good value in the lower middle of the model range, starting from £12,515. The entry-level Pop trim costs from £11,490, while the Lounge trim – which has similar chrome exterior parts but a smaller infotainment screen – costs from £13,240.
This year, Fiat is also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 500. Introduced in 1957, it had an engine in the rear and a smaller footprint than a Mini. It was built until 1975 before being revived in 2007.