Remco Meulendijk of RM Design has digitally illustrated the Fiat 500 Plus as a successor for the aging Punto.

Remco Meulendijk of RM Design has digitally illustrated the Fiat 500 Plus as a successor for the aging Punto.

Fiat's Punto is nearing the end of its lifespan so a replacement is definitely in the works and according to the latest gossip it's supposed to come out sometime in 2016. The same report mentions it won't wear the Punto badge because Fiat is allegedly planning to incorporate the model in the continuously growing 500 family.

As a consequence, the model will reportedly receive the 500 Plus moniker so it’s styling will be carried over from the rest of the 500-badged models. It will take the shape of a five-door hatchback which will be longer and wider than the standard 500 but smaller than the 500L mini MPV.

Other details are scarce at the moment but the 500 Plus is expected to enter producing in 2016 in Tychy, Poland where Fiat has plans to assemble 180,000 cars per year.

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