Fiat has announced an exclusive partnership with Google to create the new ‘Hey Google’ special series for the 500 family. The partnership celebrates the collaboration of technology from Google and style of the 500 family.
The special series is equipped with the Hey Google voice assistant, so customers can connect to their car even when they are away from it, using nothing but their own voice to request and receive information on the car and to interact with it. They can do so via their smartphone or the Google Nest Hub, a digital display included with the welcome kit they receive when purchasing a new 500 family Hey Google car. This user-friendly and innovative connectivity can make everyday life even easier.
The Hey Google special series increases customer interaction with the car. Even from a sofa at home, all it takes is to say “Hey Google, ask my Fiat…” to find out where the car is parked, how much fuel is left, the location of the nearest workshop.
In its interaction with the Fiat Mopar Connect telematics box, included as standard with the new Hey Google models, the Hey Google voice assistant provides all the information required to keep the vehicle status under constant control, find the car’s location and monitor the journeys made – a service also useful for fleet managers. The voice assistant is always there for the customer, as it’s connected to their mobile phone, smart device and the Nest Hub.
For the Hey Google special series, the stylistic languages of 500 and Google come together, to create a cool livery, a play on two colours as essential as the white and gloss black of the roof and mirror caps. Seen for the first time in the automotive landscape is the Google logo on the Hey Google badge, placed on the wheel arches of every model in the 500 family. Both central pillars are also embellished with the multicoloured ‘molecules’ of the Hey Google logo. Inside the passenger compartment, the same motif continues on the new seats, with a label embroidered with ‘Hey Google’, while the dashboard fascia is presented in matt silver with a white 500 logo. The Hey Google signature also features on the welcome screen of the seven-inch touchscreen display: an animation where ‘Hey Google’ appears, then moves onto the Google ‘G’ and eventually transforms into the Fiat logo.
With all the components of this special series designed to make using the technology in your new car even simpler, a welcome kit is included with the purchase. The bag with the Hey Google logo contains the Nest Hub device, customised with a skin to match the 500 family, a key cover, and a welcome letter detailing the four easy steps to activate the Hey Google voice assistant in the car.
In the special Hey Google version, the iconic 500 comes with the optional two-tone white and gloss black exterior, 15-inch alloy wheels, new dark interiors with height adjustable driver’s seat, soft-touch sports steering wheel with built-in controls, and new matt silver dashboard fascia with the 500 logo in white. The 500 Hey Google includes Cruise Control, Uconnect™ seven-inch DAB radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six speakers and Mopar® Connect, all as standard. Available in hatchback and convertible versions, the 500 Hey Google is equipped with the 70hp Euro 6D-Final-compliant hybrid engine. It is also available in Bossa Nova White, Tech House Grey, Crossover Black, Electroclash Grey. 500 hybrid hatchback Hey Google is priced from £16,005 OTR and 500 hybrid convertible Hey Google is priced from £18,655 OTR.
The Italian crossover is also kitted out in the optional two-tone white and gloss black livery. The bodywork stands out with its 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and blacked-out rear windows, giving it a metropolitan look. The interior features new seats and a matt silver dashboard with the 500 logo in white, soft-touch steering wheel with built-in controls, height adjustable driver’s seat and front armrest. The Fiat 500X Hey Google comes with a full range of tech including Uconnect™ seven-inch HD touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six speakers, Mopar® Connect, rear parking sensors, and rain and dusk sensors. The engine range consists of two Euro 6D-Final-compliant petrol powertrains – 1.0-litre 120hp and 1.3-litre 150hp Firefly engines Passione red, Ice white, Cinema black, Argentover grey, Fashion da grey, Venezia blue, Italia blue and Techno green hues are also available. 500X 120hp manual Hey Google is prices from £21,765 OTR and 500X 150hp DCT Hey Google is priced from £24,265 OTR.
The 500 Family is completed by the 500L Hey Google, the family mover with a crossover look for modern families, featuring the optional two-tone white and gloss black livery and 16-inch alloy wheels. The passenger compartment comes with new seats and a matt silver dashboard with the 500 logo in white, seven-inch HD touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, manual air conditioning, Mopar® Connect and rear parking sensors. The 500L Hey Google is available with Euro 6D-Final-compliant 1.4-litre 95hp petrol engine. 500L 95hp Hey Google is priced at £20,345 OTR.