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2021 Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 metropolis vehicle arrives in UK sellers in early 2021 in each hatchback and cabrio bodystyles. With battery alternatives and the longest variety of any electric powered metropolis vehicle on sale, the New 500 might be priced from £19,995 OTR (consisting of PiCG).

Fiat first democratised mobility withinside the overdue Fifties with the Nuova 500 - offering low-priced private shipping throughout Europe and beyond. Fifty years later, Fiat reinvented the metropolis vehicle section with the modern-day 500 - the bestselling metropolis vehicle in Europe. 2020 alerts the appearance of the New Fiat 500, the primary completely-electric powered car from FCA, and a metropolis vehicle that stays low-priced and affords a raft of pleasant-in-magnificence functions consisting of its variety, self sufficient riding and kind of battery alternatives.

The New Fiat 500 variety

The New 500 variety is made of 3 trim levels - Action, Passion and Icon. Each affords a excessive degree of fashionable specification to fit distinctive lifestyles.

New Fiat 500 ACTION

The entry-degree New 500 ACTION is outfitted with a 70kW motor, accelerating from 0 to 62mph in nine.five seconds and with a constrained pinnacle velocity of 84mph.

The New 500 ACTION consists of a lithium-ion battery with a 23.8kWh capacity, ensuing in quite a number extra than one hundred fifteen miles withinside the WLTP cycle, or over one hundred fifty miles while best riding withinside the metropolis. With the common go back and forth below 30 miles consistent with day, clients could best want to price the New 500 round each 4 days.

The New Fiat 500 ACTION is geared up with a 50kW speedy charging gadget, so charging the battery to make certain sufficient mileage for the common go back and forth takes much less than 10 minutes. A 3kW cable is likewise blanketed for charging at domestic or at paintings. The Combo 2 socket, placed at the rear proper aspect panel of the auto, powers speedy charging in each AC and DC. For charging at domestic or in public, a 3-segment 11kW Mode three cable is to be had to purchase, together with a Wallbox with the aid of using Mopar.

Numerous ADAS functions are fashionable with New 500 ACTION which includes Drowsy Driver Detection, to reveal driving force attention levels; Autonomous Emergency Braking, which together with different automobiles also can recognize cyclists and pedestrians; Lane Keep Assist, a gadget that signals the motive force to get lower back in lane while it detects any drifting; and Traffic Sign Recognition, which reads street symptoms and symptoms and recommends the suitable velocity to pressure at.

As fashionable, the New Fiat 500 ACTION is geared up with an e-Mode selector to pick out among 3 riding modes - Normal, Range and Sherpa, to pick out in line with desired riding fashion and requirements.

Where connectivity is concerned, the New 500 ACTION gets 'clever audio', turning any cellphone into its infotainment gadget. It includes a cellphone cradle, an ergonomic base to mount your cellphone both vertically or horizontally, a Bluetooth connection to hyperlink a cellphone to the audio system withinside the New 500 and a selected app to apply interior and out of the auto.

As for the outdoors, the ACTION gets halogen headlights and 15-inch wheels. Inside, the entry-degree model is filled with technology: from the auto-begin button (Keyless Go), rear parking sensors and electric powered parking brake to the configurable 7-inch virtual TFT shade display in the front of the motive force - taking the region of a traditional tool panel withinside the New Fiat 500, on which the motive force can see all of the maximum essential records for the auto, which includes variety and charging status. The indoors trim functions a black dashboard, at the same time as the seats - in Seaqual yarn - consist of a geometrical chevron motif and silver-colored stitching.

The New 500 ACTION is to be had as hatchback best.

New Fiat 500 PASSION

The mid-variety model of the New 500 is to be had with the 42kWh battery, offering a pleasant-in-magnificence variety of as much as 199 miles withinside the WLTP cycle, growing to 285 miles while best pushed withinside the metropolis. It functions 85kW speedy charging, so recharging the battery to 80% variety takes 35 minutes, or to 30 miles takes round five minutes.

Externally, the PASSION sticks out with 15-inch -tone gloss end wheels and LED daylight hours jogging lighting. Inside, the New Fiat 500 PASSION debuts FCA's new infotainment gadget with a 7-inch touchscreen, wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for related offerings and a DAB radio. The new gadget additionally boasts the Natural Language interface gadget with superior voice reputation. Talk to the auto the use of the wake word "Hey Fiat", to manipulate its variety and charging settings, application the air con and pick out preferred music.

In addition to the aforementioned system on New 500 Action, cruise manipulate and weather manipulate also are fashionable with New 500 PASSION.

There are indoors trims to pick out from: darkish with a black dashboard and seats in Seaqual yarn with chevron motif and silver-colored stitching, or a brighter surroundings with a white dashboard and blue seats which includes the chevron motif.

The 118hp motor has an output of 87kW, offering a most velocity constrained to 93mph and acceleration from 0 to 62mph in nine.zero seconds and 0 to 31mph in three.1 seconds.

New Fiat 500 ICON

The New 500 ICON gets the equal 42kWh battery because the PASSION trim degree with pleasant-in-magnificence variety of 199 miles withinside the WLTP cycle and speedy recharging with its DC speedy charging gadget, jogging at as much as 85kW.

ICON gets some other pleasant-in-section characteristic - a brand new 10.25-inch 'cinerama' touchscreen display, with incorporated GPS and the infotainment gadget. The panorama excessive-definition touchscreen suits flawlessly into the auto's dashboard, having been designed to put off driving force distractions.

Externally, the excessive-stop model of New Fiat 500 sticks out for its 16-inch alloy wheels, with a darkish end, at the same time as the indoors of the New 500 ICON units the benchmark for metropolis automobiles to include many first-in-section functions to be had as fashionable. Passive entry, permitting handsfree get right of entry to to the New 500, has in no way been visible earlier than on an A-section metropolis vehicle and is fashionable at the New 500 ICON. An even extra one of a kind characteristic is the New 500 ICON's black button-loose 'pebble' - a clever wearable key that may be carried in a pocket or bag, which communicates with the auto robotically unlocking the doorways while the pebble is near the auto and locking them once more with a easy faucet at the door handle. The 'pebble' is manufactured from a unique bio-primarily based totally polycarbonate.

Elegance and exclusivity have guided the Centro Stile designers of their choice of lighter, brighter tender sun sunglasses for the indoors trim. The Fiat 500 ICON dashboard is painted the equal shade because the bodywork. A herbal wooden impact is likewise to be had at the dashboard and steerage wheel made with a vegan fabric as opposed to leather-based.

The fashionable cloth seats with Seaqual yarn and pinstripe motif may be selected in a desire of darkish gray, with the five hundred emblem and copper-colored details, or a mild gray model paired with blue flecks and silver 500 emblem and details.

High-tech and related

When designing the Group's first electric powered vehicle from the floor up, the FCA engineers created a brand new shape round the electrical motor, integrating new manipulate, protection and leisure technologies. The end result is a vehicle that has the pleasant dynamic overall performance in its magnificence, agile and a laugh to pressure, comfortable, quiet and constantly related. Engineers seemed to the benefit of use of a cellphone, on the way to deliver the equal idea to the automobile industry.

That changed into the place to begin for the New Fiat 500's technology 'ecosystem', geared toward helping clients withinside the numerous on-board and off-board approaches they use a vehicle, and at making it clean-to-use and intuitive. The purpose changed into to switch to the New 500 all of the automation structures that make our lifestyles simpler and extra enjoyable: from a Wi-Fi hotspot to the Alexa voice assistant.

The modern-day infotainment gadget, a related platform created with the aid of using FCA for the future, is to be had with a 7-inch display withinside the PASSION model and 10.25-inch withinside the ICON, a custom interface may be created at the New Fiat 500 and it even makes use of a complicated voice reputation gadget, activated hands-loose with the phrase 'Hey Fiat'. Connectivity functions are enabled with the aid of using the brand new UConnect Box, providing get right of entry to to the New 500's UConnect Services, one instance of which could rework the auto right into a Wi-Fi hotspot to attach up to 8 gadgets on the equal time.

These connectivity offerings are typically reserved for better segments, however for the primary time Fiat makes them reachable on an A-section vehicle, with functions evolved particularly for electric powered automobiles. The Fiat cell app in reference to UConnect permits for a raft of functions in no way earlier than visible on a metropolis vehicle. For instance, 'Dynamic Range Mapping', indicates at the map the place that may be pushed, calculating the most feasible distance primarily based totally on closing variety and different parameters. Not best does the app permit viewing of the charging factors placed nearby, it additionally shows a photo indication at the map of these that may be reached primarily based totally for your modern-day battery price degree. The maps are constantly stored as much as date, the use of over-the-air updates.

The 'My Car' carrier can test the battery price degree of New 500 remotely from the app. 'My Remote' permits clients to agenda car charging for the maximum handy time slots; find the closest public charging stations and pay at once from their cellphone offering get right of entry to to a community of 200,000 charging factors at some stage in Europe; locate the auto's actual location; lock and release the doorways; flip the lighting on and off; and application the air con gadget. The structures of the New 500 may be constantly evolved and up to date over-the-air.

The New Fiat 500 actions as much as degree 2 self sufficient riding

During the advent of New 500, engineers and architects taken into consideration each element of its feasible interplay with the street, beginning with protection. The New 500 consequently consists of severa Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS)as fashionable, which includes Attention Assist, Lane Control, Traffic Sign Recognition and Autonomous Emergency Braking making it simpler, more secure and less difficult to pressure, in addition to being the primary vehicle in its section geared up with degree 2 autonomy.

With an goal to humanise the technology, with the aid of using enforcing answers tailored for the five hundred, engineers have enabled a good deal extra correct danger degree monitoring. This additionally way that the automated warnings related to those ADAS functions are much less intrusive.

EV mode selector

The New Fiat 500 offers the motive force a desire on how they pressure their electric powered vehicle way to the inclusion of 3 riding modes, which may be decided on to fit their riding fashion.

In 'Normal' mode, the auto drives like several computerized transmission with an inner combustion engine, if with extraordinarily amazing overall performance for a metropolis vehicle: output of 87kW - equal to 118hp, 220Nm of instantly-to be had torque, and acceleration from 0 to 31mph in three.1 seconds, or 0 to 62mph in nine seconds.

In Range mode, the New 500 gives the choice of a brand new riding experience, the use of best one foot. The 'one-pedal' feature way acceleration and deceleration may be managed with the aid of using the equal pedal. When the pedal isn't pressed, the auto recovers strength to the most, making it sluggish down till it involves a whole stop. This riding fashion, perfect for city use, way the auto can get better a amazing deal of its strength.

When the closing variety is low, 'Sherpa' mode may be engaged to optimise the to be had assets to make certain the vacation spot is reached. 'Sherpa' riding mode works on numerous additives to make certain both the vacation spot set at the navigation gadget or the closest charging station is reached while the New 500 nevertheless has sufficient price.

The technological and social 'ecosystem' of the New 500

Fiat has created a gadget of bodily and virtual offerings and answers to make 0-emissions riding as clean as feasible. From the easyWallbox - the plug-and-play domestic charging answer evolved completely with the aid of using ENGIE Eps, thru the 'My Easy Charge' apps so as to discover a charging factor everywhere in Europe, to a unmarried card for charging and payment, legitimate at some stage in Europe at nearly 200,000 charging stations.

For the ones who've issues approximately switching to a totally electric powered vehicle have at their fingertips Fiat GOe LIVE, a loose app on iOS and Android systems to simulate the usage of a New Fiat 500. The simulation highlights the capacity monetary and environmental blessings of the use of the New 500 as opposed to the customer's modern-day vehicle. The app additionally affords beneficial facts at the e-Mobility experience, can find charging stations at some stage in Europe and permits on-line ordering for the New 500.

Finally, FCA has released its Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) task, which makes use of electric powered vehicle batteries as structures to distribute saved strength. In partnership with ENGIE Eps and Terna, a pilot gadget has these days been inaugurated at Mirafiori, destined to quickly end up the most important withinside the world, permitting bidirectional interplay among FCA's completely-electric powered automobiles and the grid.

As nicely as recharging the automobiles, the task will use the batteries to offer grid stabilisation offerings. Once completely operational, it is going to be feasible to attach seven-hundred New 500 with the gadget powered with the aid of using 12,000 sun panels at the roof of the plant, lowering CO2 emissions with the aid of using over 2,one hundred tons.

Amarcord for New Fiat 500 AVAS

New 500's Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS), is stimulated with the aid of using Italian creativity. To warn pedestrians and cyclists of its presence, at speeds of as much as 12.5mph, the New 500 makes use of the song composed with the aid of using Nino Rota for Amarcord, a film that symbolised Italian culture, similar to the five hundred does.


When designing the New Fiat 500, Centro Stile centered at the soul of the auto, a product to be a assertion of the Italian spirit. It is precisely that Italian creativity that marks out the fashion and layout of the New 500, an electric powered vehicle this is additionally beautiful.

The New 500 is the primary electric powered vehicle with a soul that embodies its complete lifespan, made of sixty three years of records and successes. This is first recognized on the the front of the auto with the designers conceiving a fairly contemporary-day facade to provide it a effective identity. Since its debut in 1957, it may be stated that the 'easy face' of the five hundred may be related to an electric powered vehicle's, a real one-off withinside the automobile panorama. The silhouette additionally follows the play of references among the beyond and the future, with all 3 generations of the Fiat 500 described with the aid of using the equal relevant line and the function in their proportions. It is a silhouette that sticks out and that changed into destined to be carried over to the 2020 model.

The 500 stays genuine to itself, but is difficulty to renewal - the addition of the battery percent below the brand new floorpan presented up the possibility to create a vehicle with new dimensions, an evolution consistent with its unique proportions. The New 500 is a bit wider, longer, the wheelbase is broader or even the wheels are larger, at the same time as the indoors boasts a roomier passenger compartment.

The chassis format is higher proportioned, ensuing in a belief of expanded balance and dimensional presence.

Overall, the arrival of the New 500 conveys a extra effective and strong character, extra compact and fashionable, with easy and easy lines.

All its indoors areas were redesigned to provide passengers the sensation of sitting on a 'romantic bench'. In the non-stop interplay among beyond and future, many references also are made right here to the paperwork used withinside the first Fiat 500 consisting of the narrow and fashionable dashboard; the minimalist buttons ordered like a piano keyboard; the now iconic round tool panel; and the steerage wheel, which once more has spokes.

In addition, the indoors area to be had has been organised the use of numerous modular garage compartments, to fulfill passengers' each want.

Compared to preceding versions, the New 500 is decidedly extra fashionable and sophisticated, which includes withinside the desire of substances. With the five hundred of the final decade attracting the worlds of indoors layout and fashion, indoors designers of the New Fiat 500 have reinforced this tie with the aid of using the use of extra subtle textiles with a pinstripe impact and mélange remedies. Meanwhile, they have got additionally emphasized a hyperlink with nature and nicely-being with the aid of using the use of heat and tender sun sunglasses, with an detail of innovation in substances used. The designers' quest for green and recyclable substances, which has taken form withinside the software of vegan leather-based or Seaqual (a fibre derived from recycled plastic in part gathered from the ocean) seats, chrome alternative paints and mats manufactured from recycled fibres.

The New 500 dashboard has additionally obtained the equal remedy from designers. As nicely as nevertheless being capable of pick out a bodycoloured dashboard, a fashion now synonymous with the five hundred, different substances are to be had stimulated with the aid of using herbal factors consisting of wooden, with modern remedies which includes 3-dimensional and photo floor printing and weave paintings that remember genuine craftsmanship, all interpreted with current 500 flair.

For the outdoors shade palette, the colorations of the New Fiat 500 are in most cases iridescent, to emphasize the foundation drawn from nature. Alongside the 3 colorations released with La Prima release edition, six different paint alternatives are to be had throughout the variety: Earth Grey, Glacier Blue, Rose Gold, Cloud Grey, Ice White and Onyx Black.