Courtesy of Auto Express, we present the first rendering of the 2016 Fiat 500.

2016 Fiat 500

2016 Fiat 500

Auto Express notes that the 2016 500 will be both "wider and longer" than the current 500 and says that interior space will be much improved.

Though only renderings, Auto Express claims to have inside info which assisted it in creating what's believed to be accurate renderings of the 2016 500.

On the inside (see source link below for additional images), the 2016 500 is noticeable more upscale than the current model.  A large central touchscreen will be featured within and materials will be more luxurious.

But will a BEV 500 be around when the updated 2016 version launches?

Sales of the current 500e are limited to a few states and supply is tight.  It's a compliance EV, but that's not to say it's not in demand.  Fiat even offers some exceptional lease deals on the 500e, so we'd like to think that the automaker has some interest in selling them.  The problem is that Fiat wasn't equipped to make them in volume, but we're hoping for a change when the 2016 500 launches.

The 500, even in its current iteration, is a solid performing urban machine.  If lengthened and widened some, its appeal would broaden.  Fingers crossed the BEV version lives on come 2016.

 

Source: Auto Express