Fiat 500 Abarth Facelift Spied Doing Last Minute Testing

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Fiat 500 Abarth facelift has been spied doing some last-minute testing.

The Abarth variant is getting similar changes as the rest of the Fiat 500 lineup that received their facelift last year. The prototype in question was spotted testing in Sweden with its front bumper showing a sportier design, which includes new air intakes and an overall more aggressive profile. The headlights and tail lights will be the same as the new Fiat 50, though you can expect the Abarth model to receive new wheels as part of the package as well.

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Rumors suggest that the Fiat 500 Abarth will get a slight output bump to around 190 horsepower while its interior is expected to receive a new infotainment system and other minor upgrades.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed, the facelifted Fiat 500 Abarth could make its debut as early as tomorrow at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Check back with this week as we will be covering the event live from Switzerland.

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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 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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