The new FIAT 500 TwinAir 85hp has scooped the City Car Award in the Next Green Car Awards 2015. The Next Green Car judging panel praised that the revised look of the FIAT 500, which has successfully refreshed the iconic design that made the car such a success in the UK, while the new interior is complimented for its improved equipment and levels of build quality.

Next Green Car also commented that thanks to the “raft of personalisation options, some fantastic and frugal engines and a well sorted chassis that thrives around town, the new FIAT 500 runs away with the City Car award.”

Available in hard- and soft-top versions, the official CO2 emission figures of the FIAT 500 is as low as 88 g/km* when equipped with the award-winning TwinAir 85hp engine, and its official combined fuel economy figure is an impressive 74.3 MPG*.

The winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2015 have been carefully selected from a green car shortlist featuring 40 new models competing across 10 vehicle segments. The awards seek to provide an independent assessment of the best new cars on the market and, coupled with the NGC Rating and the suite of Next Green Car tools, aim to help car buyers make good choices when looking for a more economical and lower emission car.

The Next Green Car Rating is based on the environmental impact of each model, including CO2, NOx and particulate emissions, throughout the entire life cycle of a vehicle. With the current focus on emissions testing, the recently updated NGC Rating 2.0 has taken on a more significant role than ever in assessing the real-world impacts of CO2 and NOx.

According to Chris Lilly, Content Manager, Next Green Car, “FIAT has taken the popular and successful 500 and made it even better. Economy figures rival the best in its class and the characterful city car offers a great blend of frugal fun and practicality.”

Sebastiano Fedrigo, Country Manager FIAT UK, commented, “We are delighted that the New FIAT 500 has been recognised by the Next Green Car judging panel not only for its efficient and eco-friendly engines but also for its fun-to-drive characteristics, its quality and technological enhancements for 2015. In December we’re adding another environmentally-friendly version, the 1.3-litre MulitJet II turbo diesel which has an official combined cycle fuel economy figure of 83mpg and CO2 emissions of 89g/km, while in 2016 a new “Eco” version of our most popular engine, the 1.2-litre, will join the award-winning FIAT 500 range.”

The new FIAT 500 has a range of advance technologies available, depending on the engine, including second-generation MultiJet diesel injection technology, MultiAir induction technology, a variable geometry turbo charger, smart alternator, rapid engine warm-up, variable oil pump displacement and Start & Stop.

Prices for the FIAT 500 TwinAir 85hp start at just £13,065 OTR, with prices for the FIAT 500 starting from just £10,890 OTR for the 1.2 litre Pop.