The little hatchback has always been a cosmetic car, so these new options help

The Fiat 500 should not be confused for a performance car, save for the Abarth edition. For the most part, the 500 is a cosmetic car and Fiat understands that better than anybody else. That’s a big reason why the Italian automaker is offering three new packages dedicated to the 2017 Fiat 500.

The new packages enhance the 500, bring more life to the sub-compact than it already has. Owners of the 500 can choose between the Sport Black Trim Package, the Two-Tone Appearance Package, and the lengthily named Abarth Roof, Mirror Cap, and Body Stripe Appearance Package. The three packages come with their own unique offerings, even if the overall purpose of adding more style to the Fiat 500 remains the same across all of them. Understandably, each package is also priced differently ranging from $295 for the Two-Tone Appearance Package all the way up to $1,295 for the Sport Black Trim Package. Fiat’s goal is clear in this regard: the three appearance packages are meant to entice customers. It’s a sound strategy that Fiat hopes could help bring sales of its hatchback up after rather disappointing numbers in 2016.

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Take your pick from these three cosmetic upgrades for the Fiat 500 and the Fiat 500 Abarth

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The idea of the three packages is clear. Now let’s take a specific look at what each package brings to the table.

The Sport Black Trim Package is available on the base Pop trim of the Fiat 500. The options featured in this specific package include a coat of black paint on the roof, new mirror caps, a rear spoiler, body-color front and rear fascias, lower side sills, fog lamps, and new trim for both the headlights and taillights. The package also offers a new set of 16-inch Hyper Black wheels in keeping with the black theme of the whole offering. Move inside the car and 500 owners also stand to receive black cloth upholstery with silver stitching. The Sport Black Trim Package is the only package of the three bringing both exterior and interior upgrades. That makes sense considering the package is also the most expensive of the three with a price of $1,295.

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New Color Packages Should Jolt Some Life Back To The Fiat 500 High Resolution Exterior
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The Sport Black Trim Package is the only package of the three bringing both exterior and interior upgrades

If Fiat 500 owners aren’t willing to pay that much for an add-on package for the Pop trim, they can avail of the much cheaper Two-Tone Appearance Package. This option only covers upgrades to the roof and mirror caps. Owners can choose from red, black, or white color options. This package costs $295.

Last but certainly not least is the Abarth Roof, Mirror Cap, and Body Stripe Appearance Package. As its name implies, the package is dedicated to the Fiat 500 Abarth. It comes with its own two-tone aesthetic upgrade on the body and roof, with customers able to choose from a menu that includes red, gray, white, or black for the roof. The same color treatment then appears on the mirror caps, stripes and spoiler of the hatchback.

2016 Fiat 500

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