The Italian automaker is giving its compact a facelift for the 2016 model year and as you can tell by the spy photos, the mid-cycle refresh for the 500 won’t be drastic in nature. The city car will retain most of its design while receiving new front and rear bumpers while the headlights and taillights will likely receive small changes. The biggest change we can see is that the Fiat 500’s fog lights will be slightly larger with a thicker chrome surround.
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While there are no photos of the interior, expect Fiat to make more changes inside than outside since it wants to retain the Fiat 500’s classic style. It is likely that the company will incorporate a new infotainment system with a larger screen while light tweaks in the engine bay will slightly improve fuel economy and emissions.
Edit: AutoGuide.com’s spy photographers have reached out to inform us that the prototype seen testing had the same interior as the current model, which means either the Italian automaker will leave it unchanged or the mule hasn’t been updated yet on the inside.
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