Compared to the standard model, the 500S is equipped with sports bumpers, special side skirts and a rear spoiler, while the door handles, tailgate, front grille, mirror fairings and 15-inch alloy wheels are trimmed with a special 'Satin Graphite' finish.
Inside, the 500S gets black seats and a black roof lining which contrast with the door panels and seat edges, which are finished in blue, white or yellow. 'Satin Graphite' detailing also features on the dashboard fascia and the special sports steering wheel. A full-colour TFT instrument display with reconfigurable settings is standard.
The dashboard incorporates FIAT's Uconnect 7-inch HD LIVE touchscreen with tablet-like controls and a high resolution display. This system offers a wide range of functions, including Uconnect LIVE services, a Bluetooth hands-free system, voice recognition and a multitude of music playback options, including Bluetooth streaming, USB connection, a 3.5mm auxiliary jack, DAB digital and an FM/AM radio.
As usual, there's a single three-door bodystyle, though you can order it in soft-topped '500C' form if you like the idea of having an electric fabric-folding roof. The 185-litre boot remains as compact as ever, though it's still big enough to trump many rivals.