Fiat is adding a midlevel model, the 500 Turbo, to its U.S. lineup for 2013.
Tim Kuniskis, head of of the Fiat brand in North America, said the model was developed to address consumer demand for more power and performance in the 500 line.
The car will get a turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir engine rated at 135 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. It will have larger brake rotors, sport-tuned springs and shocks and a rear spoiler.
Pricing will start at $20,200 when it goes on sale in the United States this fall.
It's paired with a five-speed manual gearbox and gets 34 mpg on the highway.