2016 Fiat 500 Facelift Spied Sitting Still

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2016 Fiat 500 is getting a facelift and the Italian automaker has numerous prototypes out testing.

AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers caught the 2016 Fiat 500 testing earlier this year in the snow and now they’ve got new photos of it heavily camouflaged in a parking garage.

Having the 2016 Fiat 500 prototype stationary also meant that our photographers were able to snap a photo of the facelifted compact’s interior, giving us a first look at some new details in the cabin. The dash, door panels and center console are heavily camouflaged, suggesting that they will be revised with the new car.

In addition, there was a convertible variant close by, which means both models will likely debut at the same time during this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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The mid-cycle refresh for the Fiat 500 won’t see any significant changes, with the city car retaining most of its design although it’ll receive new front and rear bumpers as well as headlights and tail lights. One of the larger changes will be to the front bumper’s fog light surrounds, which will be slightly larger with thicker chrome.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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