Fiat re-enters crossover market with new 600 EV
The Fiat 600 is based on the Jeep Avenger, boasting a 54kWh battery
Fiat is set to compete in the crossover market again with its latest offering, the all-new 600 - set to take on rivals such as the Volvo EX30.
Built on the e-CMP2 platform, the Fiat 600 shares many components with its sibling, the Jeep Avenger, and is a successor to the outgoing Fiat 500x.
It is equipped with a 54kWh (51kWh usable) battery providing a range of 249 miles. Power is delivered to the front wheels by a single motor, generating 154bhp and 260Nm of torque.
The battery can be replenished via 100kW charging rates, which Fiat says enables a 0 to 80 percent charge in 30 minutes.
In terms of size and profile, the Fiat 600 is similar to the 500X, but adopts Fiat’s new design direction. Like the 500 supermini, the 600’S model name (or number) features as the front page. The exterior also features side skirts and wheel arches finished in matte black, plus 18-inch wheels.
Inside the cabin, the new 600 boasts the same design as the Jeep Avenger, with a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen taking centre stage on the dashboard. There's also a 7.0-inch digital display, a two-spoke steering wheel, wireless phone charging, plus keyless entry.
The range-topping La Prima trim offers velour floor mats and synthetic leather upholstery in an ivory colour for the dashboard and seats.
Colour options include Sun, Sea, Earth and Sky, which Fiat says “recall Italian beauty and natural landscapes”.
Pricing remains unconfirmed, but it’s expected to start from around £35,000 when the order books open this autumn, ahead of deliveries starting early next year.