The Fiat 500 premieres third generation, in which it is already only electric

Fiat has presented today the third generation of the 500 model, which will only be sold in electric version and with an autonomy of 320 kilometers, which can reach more than 400 kilometers if it is only circulated by city.

The Fiat 500 thus becomes the first 100% vehicle of the Italian manufacturer, which will offer it in a closed body with three doors and cabrio (approved for four people).

It mounts an 87 kW motor (about 116 hp) and lithium ion batteries with a capacity of 42 kWh.

To recharge them, the new Fiat 500 is equipped with a fast charger of 85 kW that allows in 5 minutes to obtain enough energy to travel 50 kilometers or recharge in 35 minutes 85% of the battery.

You can also opt for a domestic charging point for which the brand has designed a wallbox of up to 3 kW, which can be updated up to 7.4 kW (it would take 6 hours to recharge the vehicle).

The recharge socket is located on the right rear side of the vehicle and allows it to be plugged into alternating or direct current.

With regard to performance, it can reach a maximum speed of 150 km / h (self-limited) and accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.0 seconds (in 3.1 seconds from 0 to 50 km / h) .

It has three driving modes: Normal, Range (activates the function of a single pedal, in such a way that when it stops accelerating the car brakes and can stop completely) and Sherpa (the maximum speed is limited to 80 km / h, the throttle response is slower and the air conditioning and the heated seats are deactivated to increase autonomy).

Fiat has also taken advantage of this third generation of the 500 to provide assistants that allow autonomous level 2 driving.

Thus it equips monitoring technology with front camera to monitor longitudinally and laterally all the areas around the vehicle, intelligent adaptive cruise control with recognition of pedestrians and cyclists, lane centering, intelligent speed assistant that reads the limits and recommends applying them, detector dead angle, fatigue detector and 360º camera.

The Fiat 500 is also the first FCA Group vehicle (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) to equip the new UConnect 5 infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a 10.25-inch central touch screen.

It includes services such as a request for help in the event of a breakdown, verification of the vehicle and checking the battery charge level through the mobile, sending an address to the car from a computer and warning of the vehicle being stolen, among other functions.

It has grown slightly both in width and length (6 centimeters in both cases) and rides larger wheels, which are more separated to give passengers greater habitability.

The front, vertical as in the 1957 version, is less flattened; and the cutting line, which in the first generation separated the volume of the hood from the circular headlights, has now been redesigned by dividing the modular elliptical headlight with a flange on the hood.

The headlights are somewhat more elliptical and the handles of this three doors are completely flush, with a vain for electric unlocking.

Inside, minimalism is the main feature, since the dashboard is clear and yet within reach.

Fiat has already accepted online reservations of the Fiat 500 “La Prima” in cabrio version, the price of which is 37,900 euros and includes the Easy Wallbox.

Aware of the importance of the fight against climate change, Fiat has collaborated with Giorgio Armani, Bvulgari and Kartell, who have customized a unit that will be auctioned to raise funds for the sustainability of the planet.

Due to the suspension of the Geneva Motor Show by the coronavirus, Fiat President Olivier François has presented the new 500 generation from Milan.

As he explained, he has chosen the “motor” city of the Italian economy because at the present time, when part of his activity is paralyzed by the coronavirus, he needs energy and optimism.


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