Fiat is broadening its range with the introduction of its third electric vehicle (EV), a subcompact crossover known as the 600e.
Currently, the 600e is confirmed only for the European market where it will start delivering this autumn. There is potential for the 600e to replace the outdated 500X in the U.S. market in the future.
The 600e, shorter than a Mini Countryman at just over 164 inches long, showcases a design evidently inspired by the second-generation 500e electric hatch. The latter has been announced by Fiat for a U.S. launch in early 2024.
Beneath the surface, the 600e is built on the refreshed CMP modular platform from Fiat’s parent company, Stellantis. This platform was initially introduced in the Jeep Avenger, an electric subcompact crossover available internationally, and is slated for an Alfa Romeo electric subcompact crossover launch in 2024.
The 600e’s performance aligns with that of the Avenger, with a single electric motor generating a maximum of 154 hp. This is sufficient to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in nine seconds. Its 54-kwh battery, when fully charged, provides an estimated 200 miles of range. With a DC fast charger, the battery can be recharged from 10% to 80% in less than 30 minutes, according to Fiat.
In specific markets, Fiat also plans to introduce a hybrid 600 model by mid-2024.
Targeting young families, much like the original 600 of the 1950s, the new model boasts a range of storage options throughout the vehicle, including a central tunnel, seat pockets, and front storage areas. For a subcompact, the trunk also offers a sizable storage capacity of 12.7 cubic feet.
Two trims of the 600e will be available at launch: the entry-level (Red) and the high-end La Prima. The (Red) version continues Stellantis’ support of the (Red) charity organization, which contributes to research aiming to end immunodeficiency diseases.
The 600e offers a range of features as standard or optional, such as multiple USB ports, a wireless phone charger, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with navigation, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 6-speaker sound system, and an array of electronic driver-assist features including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking (with pedestrian and cyclist detection), drowsy driver detection, and voice activation.
2023 will see Fiat launching the 600e alongside another EV, the Topolino quadricycle, which is modeled after the Ami from the Stellantis-affiliated Citroën brand.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Fiat 600e Electric Crossover
What is the Fiat 600e?
The Fiat 600e is a subcompact crossover, which is the third electric vehicle in Fiat’s lineup. It offers a compact and efficient electric driving experience.
Where will the Fiat 600e be available?
Initially, the Fiat 600e will be available in Europe, with deliveries starting in the fall. There is a possibility of it eventually reaching the U.S. market as a replacement for the aging 500X.
What are the performance and range of the Fiat 600e?
The Fiat 600e features a single electric motor generating 154 hp, allowing for 0-62 mph acceleration in nine seconds. It is equipped with a 54-kwh battery that provides an estimated range of approximately 200 miles on a full charge.
What charging capabilities does the Fiat 600e have?
Owners of the Fiat 600e can expect to charge the battery from 10-80% in less than 30 minutes using a DC fast charger. This enables quick and convenient charging for on-the-go journeys.
Will there be hybrid options available for the Fiat 600?
Yes, Fiat has plans to offer a hybrid powertrain option for the 600 model, which is expected to be available from mid-2024.
What are some notable features of the Fiat 600e?
The Fiat 600e comes with features such as multiple USB ports, a wireless phone charger, infotainment screen with navigation, digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and various electronic driver-assist features including adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
Is there any storage capacity in the Fiat 600e?
Yes, despite being a subcompact crossover, the Fiat 600e offers ample storage solutions. It includes storage spaces in the central tunnel, seat pockets, and front storage areas. The trunk also provides a commendable storage capacity of 12.7 cubic feet.
What are the available trims for the Fiat 600e?
At launch, the Fiat 600e will be available in two trims: an entry-level (Red) trim and a range-topping La Prima trim. The (Red) trim supports the (Red) charity organization, which funds research for ending immunodeficiency diseases.
More about Fiat 600e Electric Crossover
- Fiat Official Website
- Stellantis Official Website
- Jeep Avenger Electric Crossover
- Alfa Romeo Official Website
- Mini Official Website
- (Red) Charity Organization