Don't let the retro styling cues fool you, the Fiat 500 is a thoroughly modern and sophisticated car. True to Fiat's long 115 year history of bringing new technology and innovation to the masses, the Fiat 500 carries on the tradition by introducing a new digital instrument panel for the 2015 model year.
Watch the new 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Digital Instrument Panel in action!
The new 7" digital instrument panel features TFT (Thin-Film-Transistor) technology. Compared to the previous design, the benefits of the new TFT display are greater simplicity, less weight and improved legibility.
Augmenting the traditional fuel and coolant temperature gauges is an all new Eco index meter that tracks how fuel efficiently you are driving. There is also a parking display that helps drivers while backing up for vehicles equipped with Rear Park Assist. Blue&Me connectivity messages are displayed along with play lists from the now standard Bluetooth streaming audio.
When Sport mode is selected, the TFT display changes its appearance and a G-Meter displays lateral and longitudinal acceleration. The Eco-Index meter is dropped and is replaced by a gauge that measures accelerator pedal pressure.
The new digital instrument panel will be standard in 2015 Fiat 500 Sport, Lounge, Turbo and Abarth models, and optional on the Pop.