The Fiat 500 is a European-standard FWD three-door A-class electric hatchback that combines a sophisticated retro design, stylish and spacious interior with modern technical features. And these all are in a truly compact format. The car is designed for residents of large cities who pay special attention to the ecological situation in the world. Fiat company planned to showcase its new product at the Geneva Motor Show, however, the motor show was canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Fiat 500 gets 120 hp electric motor. The car can accelerate to a 100 km\h in 9 seconds, maximum speed is 150 km/h. Fiat 500 has a range of 320 km without recharging. The car is charged from the household power supply in 14 hours. Also, the driver can use a special charging terminal, which will charge the batteries by 80% in just 35 minutes. There are three driving modes available: Normal, Range and Sherpa. The machine is 3.63 m long, 1.69 m wide and 1.48 m high. The hatchback received LED headlights, chrome elements and 17-inch wheels. The cabin is equipped with seats upholstered in eco-leather, a digital instrument panel and a 10.25-inch touchscreen of the Uconnect 5 multimedia system. Emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping and adaptive cruise control are available to the driver.
Fiat 500 looks attractive from the outside too. The car is balanced and refined and boasts an instantly recognizable retro-style look – a slightly pompous “face” topped with stylish headlights with LED “eyebrows” of running lights and a “puffy bumper”, a characteristic silhouette with a short hood, expressive sides and embossed wheel arches, tightened stern with graceful lanterns, a neat trunk lid and a massive bumper.
The salon of the three-door hatchback has a four-seater layout, and even second-row passengers will feel more or less comfortable, and largely due to the completely flat floor. In the front of the cabin, there are ergonomic seats with an unobtrusive side profile, sufficient adjustment ranges and heating.
Autonomous driving of the second level means a bunch of adaptive cruise control iACC with keeping the car in the center of the lane. The pedestrian warning system AVAS plays the music of Nino Rota from the movie “Amarcord” at speeds up to 20 km/h. The new UConnect 5 media center supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly, integrates a smartphone in five seconds, shares Wi-Fi, and has improved voice recognition.