Despite the 500X and 500L being separate models to the 500, the 500S is marked out by sportier bumpers, alloys and bodywork, as well as a host of interior upgrades.
Engines are shared with the rest of the 500 range, with the cheapest 500S using the 68bhp 1.2-litre engine. The range is topped by the 94bhp 1.3 MultiJet II diesel, which costs £15,350. It’s also the most frugal car in the range, according to Fiat’s figures, returning 83.1mpg combined and CO2 emissions of 89g/km.
The 104bhp 0.9-litre Twinair is the most powerful and fastest in the 500S line-up, with a 0-62mph time of 10sec and a top speed of 117mph.
In addition to more aggressive front and rear bumpers, the 500S has black-painted 15in or 16in alloys, a rear spoiler, side skirts and two exclusive colours – bright blue and matt green. Much of the exterior trim is also finished to match the alloys.