Today the new range of the electric Fiat 500 was presented in Turin, but those responsible for the brand had a big surprise in store: the 3 + 1 variant. This model, which has the driver’s door on one side, two on the other and the tailgate, gives a new and more complete response to today’s needs, as well as being a very interesting sustainable mobility solution thanks to the electric motor.
The best thing about this new body is that it keeps the shape of the 500 intact, but on the passenger side, the central pillar has been eliminated and two doors with opposite opening have been arranged, which makes it much easier to access the interior, for example to accommodate a child in his chair or to carry more easily. Logically, the size of the rear door is smaller And it has been quite a challenge for the design, but the result is sensational and very practical, which was the goal.
The new Fiat 500 3 + 1 will have a special launch version, called “La Prima”, with three body colors (pink “Gold”, blue “Glacier” and black “Onyx”) to choose from, Full LED headlights, 17-inch two-tone wheels, interior with leather seats, steering wheel and dashboard, plus a large equipment for driving aids, comfort and connectivity.
A range with three finishes
The new Fiat 500 already has a structured range for all bodies, and it does so with three levels of customization called “Action”, “Passion” and “Icon”. The first one is aimed at the younger audience, that normally travels short distances, so that the 87 kW electric motor (the equivalent of 118 hp) is supported by a small 23.8 kWh battery what gives you a autonomy of 180 kilometers according to the WLTP homologation cycle, but which extends to 240 km if the use is only in the city.
The equipment of this variant includes halogen headlights, 15-inch wheels, keyless start, 7-inch screen on the dashboard and a ergonomic stand for smartphone, which is the one that acts as the infotainment system of the car. In this “Action” it is also done special emphasis on the most useful driving aids in the city, such as the autonomous emergency brake with pedestrian and cyclist detector, traffic sign recognition or the lane keeping assistant, among others.
The Fiat 500 “Passion” and “Icon” have in common a 42 kWh battery with which the autonomy reaches 320 km on average and up to 460 km if the trips are always in the city.
The finish “Passion” can be chosen with two interior environments, that can be light or dark, it has 7-inch infotainment system compatible with smartphones and the basic model driving aids are joined as standard by the cruise control. Regarding the top of the range, the Fiat 500 “Icon” is distinguished by a very complete endowment which adds specific elements such as matching bodywork and interior panels, 16-inch alloy wheels, smart key for automatic opening, Uconnect 5 system with 10.25-inch screen and voice recognition and wifi access point for 8 devices.