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New hatchback version of reinvented electric-only city car now available to order in UK, joining convertible in expanded range

The hatchback version of the new electric Fiat 500 has been unveiled, which Fiat has made available to order in the UK priced from £26,995.

The Italian firm unveiled the convertible version of the reinvented 500e city car in March, and has now shown the hard-roof version for the first time. As with the convertible, the 500 hatchback will initially be offered with a high-spec ‘La Prima’ special edition, with lower-price versions set to follow.

The 500 hatchback features a 42kWh battery to offer a WLTP-certified range of up to 199 miles, and is fitted with a 85kW fast charging system that can given an 80% charge in 35 minutes. The £26,995 price – after the government’s plug-in car grant – also includes the installation of a 7.4kW easyWallbox charger. By comparison, the similarly specced convertible costs £29,000.

As with the convertible 500, the new car has a top speed of 93mph and a 0-62mph time of nine seconds. It can achieve 0-31mph in 3.1sec.

The La Prima-spec hatchback comes with a panoramic glasswork roof, full LED headlights, 17in diamond-cut wheels and chrome-plated side panel inserts. It will be offered with three exclusive paint colours. Inside, there is eco-leather upholstery on the dashboard and seats, and the latest version of Fiat’s UConnect 5 infotainment system.

The 500 is also fitted with a number of driver assistance systems that Fiat claims gives it level-two autonomous driving, including adaptive cruise control, lane centring, intelligent speed assist and urban blindspot detection.


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MaxTorque 9 June 2020

Seriously, £27,000 for a

Seriously, £27,000 for a diminutive city car?

Seems prices are losing touch with reality here

typos1 8 June 2020

The range is very impressive,

The range is very impressive, but sadly the dash looks like its from a German marque (Merc touchscreen and HVAC, Audi/VW vents across the dash.Nothing wrong with German marques (apart from VW Group sh*te, obviously !) but I want my Italian car to look Italian, not to rip off German cars design.

artill 8 June 2020

Looks very stylish. Looks

Looks very stylish. Looks very expensive too