Fiat has announced a number of updates for the 2014MY 500 which will be showcased next week at the 84th Geneva Motor Show.

Fiat has announced a number of updates for the 2014MY 500 which will be showcased next week at the 84th Geneva Motor Show.

The first major novelty is the addition of a 0.9-liter TwinAir Turbo engine delivering 105 HP (77 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 107 lb-ft (145 Nm) of torque at 2,000 rpm in Sport mode. When running in Eco mode, the motor is configured to provide 98 HP (72 kW) and 89 lb-ft (120 Nm).

This turbocharged engine comes equipped with a start/stop system and in eco mode allows the model to return 55 mpg US (67 mpg UK or 4.2 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km. The frugal yet punchy engine enables the eco mode-running Fiat 500 to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 10 seconds before topping out at 117 mph (188 km/h).

It should be noted the 105 HP TwinAir-powered Fiat 500 will be offered as standard with rear disc brakes.

Aside from receiving a new engine, the 2014 model year also welcomes a Cult specification based on the existing Lounge but with more goodies such as fresh 16-inch alloys, a glossy black roof panel, chrome exterior detailing, chrome or glossy black door mirror covers, rear parking sensors and a glossy black surround for the taillights. For the interior Fiat has installed a new seven-inch TFT instrument panel and black/red/tobacco leather seats.

Moreover, the 2014 Fiat 500 will be available with two extra body colors, new alloy wheel designs, leather upholsteries as well as seat fabrics to keep the model fresh until the next generation which is rumored to come out in 2016.

Additional details can be found in the attached press release.

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2014 Fiat 500 gains 105 HP TwinAir engine and Cult version