Fiat will be exhibiting an Aria version of the Fiat 500 alongside the Abarth version – two different ends of the product range, kinda like how Honda launched the Civic Hybrid and the Civic Type R at the same time.
Following the theme of the previous Fiat Panda Aria, the 500 Aria will be an eco-friendly car with an Euro 5 compliant 1.3 litre 16 valve Multijet turbodiesel with DPF filter, mated to a Dualogic automated manual transmission.
The Multijet turbodiesel also gets stop-start technology, which switches off the engine automatically during stops and automatically restarts it when you’re ready to go again. Fiat says this can improve fuel consumption by up to 10% in urban driving conditions. Other eco-options include low power consumption auxiliary units, reduced weight components and low-drag Pirelli tires.
The Fiat 500 Aria’s interior is made of recycled materials including a new floor material made from old tires, recycled seat upholstery and organic woven leather and fabrics.