Fiat will unveil an electric city car at knockdown prices in a few months. Images would already reveal its design.
Fiat is increasing its offerings on the small electric car market. After the chic 500e, the Italian launched its 600e family version in 2023, a small SUV. There is also now the entry-level Topolino quadricycle. And as if that wasn’t enough, the manufacturer will add a versatile city car. His particuliarity ? Its prices, which will be aggressive.
This new Fiat will be derived from the new Citroën ë-C3, which has already made an impression with its entry ticket at €23,300 excluding bonus. A price never seen before for a city car the size of a Clio, which promises a little over 300 km of autonomy and is already properly equipped in the basic version. Fiat will therefore have a similar proposal, with logically a similar price.
Thanks to this car, the brand will therefore wish to democratize access to the electric car, while its 500th starts here at €30,400. To convey the message of the popular trendy car, the manufacturer could put the Panda name on this model, although the size will no longer be the same. Indeed, while the current Panda is a mini-city car measuring 3.69 m long, the next car will measure around 4 meters, a size close to that of the ë-C3.
Because to reduce the bill, Fiat will take over the technical base of the Citroën, but also its structure. A strategy that is now essential at Stellantis (the new Lancia Ypsilon is, for example, a revised Peugeot 208). But what is seen will be different, so the Fiat will have its own look.
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And this look might already be familiar. Patent-style images have appeared on the web, for example on the site AutoWeek. Caution remains in order. They seem to correspond to this new electric Fiat but some mention the possibility of the future Brazilian Uno.
If it is indeed “our” electric, we find the fairly tall silhouette of the Citroën, but with a specific bodywork inspired by the Centoventi concept, unveiled in 2019, and which also announced a small electric Fiat at a tight price.
Of this prototype, we find the fairly simple and smooth shapes, the optics stretched along the hood and the “rolled” windshield. The striated wings of the concept, on the other hand, would be neglected, perhaps considered too divisive. The ribbed appearance would, however, be reproduced in a more discreet manner in the raw plastic protections.
Fiat plans to unveil its new electric city car in July, to mark its 125th anniversary.
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