Currently reading: New Fiat Seicento kills Topolino
Fiat is to replace the Seicento with an all-new model; Topolino city car axed
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27 September 2010

Fiat engineers are hard at work on a low-cost city car, according to sources familiar with the plan.

The new car will have similar dimensions to the Toyota iQ and is being developed to replace the bargain-basement Seicento, which is still on sale in some European markets.

Read more about the still-born Fiat Topolino

The source also revealed that the much-mooted Topolino city car has now been axed from Fiat’s model plans.

The Topolino was originally intended to be an upmarket urban runabout, but it failed to get the green light because Fiat bosses deemed that “it wasn’t right for the market”.

Fiat had already decided that the two seat, two-cylinder Topolino would probably not come to the UK.

The budget hatchback was intended for developing markets as well as richer Western European countries, positioned beneath the Panda and 500 in price.See all the latest Fiat reviews, news and video

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WFC Holden 27 September 2010

Re: New Fiat Seicento kills Topolino

catnip wrote:
They are notoriously unreliable in their 'scoops and news stories, and don't always check their sources....
...thereby differing from every other UK car magazine how, exactly?

FastRenaultFan 27 September 2010

Re: New Fiat Seicento kills Topolino

Ha am sure it was in Auto Express too and it definatly existed . Back then Id buy whichever mag had the most interesting storys and sometimes Id buy 2 now I very reraly buy either but do try get a look at ythem just can,t afford to be buying them any more and the internet does most off the storys anyway so that does .

catnip 27 September 2010

Re: New Fiat Seicento kills Topolino

FastRenaultFan wrote:

Mini1 wrote:
I'd quite like to see something like their EcoBasic concept car, anyone remember that? Must be about 9/10 years since it was first shown? It was bright orange/red. I loved it.

Yep I do have the AutoExpress mag with it somewhere still lol although I might have throu out the mag and just kept them pages I think lol was 9 years ago now how the years go a funky concept that a pity nothing came off it .

If this concept was in AutoExpress, can we be sure it actually existed? They are notoriously unreliable in their 'scoops and news stories, and don't always check their sources....