Fiat is showing off in Frankfurt a multitude of facelifted 500s to demonstrate the numerous customization possibilities.

Fiat is showing off in Frankfurt a multitude of facelifted 500s to demonstrate the numerous customization possibilities.

The "new Fiat 500" as it's being called is actually a facelift for a model that has been on sale for the past eight years and although it's hard to believe, the Italians are saying they made 1,800 design changes to their cute city car. The most significant changes are the revised graphics for the headlights and taillights along with more pronounced ribbing for the trapezoidal nose featuring chrome whiskers as Fiat likes to describe those two shiny horizontal strips.

Other styling changes include new 15- and 16-inch alloy wheel designs, Glam Coral and Avantgarde Bordeaux body colors (with black & yellow and black & red combos) and a modified beltline that's now more inclined towards the front.

The interior cabin now hosts a 5-inch touchscreen display on the Lounge trim and there are new upholstery choices, more ergonomic seats, extra sound-deadening material and changes to the cup holders and center console.

As far as the engines are concerned, the facelifted Fiat 500 can be had with a 69 bhp 1.2-liter and a 0.9-liter TwinAir in two power stages: 85 bhp and 105 bhp. Fiat also plans to offer an eco version of the 1.2-liter but that will come shortly after the model's launch. Those who would rather have a diesel will have the possibility of getting the car with a 95 bhp 1.3-liter 16v MultiJet II.

Fiat will open the order books for their mildly tweaked 500 this fall.

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Fiat 500 shows off subtle yet efficient facelift in Frankfurt