completely revised range, prices soaring

completely revised range, prices soaring

completely revised range, prices soaring

The electric 500 now offers three equipment levels, all of which leave the choice between two battery sizes.

Arriving in dealerships almost two years ago, the electric Fiat 500 is a great success. It is the second best-selling electric model in France in the period January / August 2022. At the end of the summer, the Italian manufacturer is launching a new range.

Its construction has been simplified. To begin with, we find the three silhouettes: the 3-door, the 3 + 1-door and the convertible. Then there are always two technical configurations: a 70 kW, or 95 hp engine, with a 23.8 kWh battery or an 87 kW, or 118 hp engine, with a 42 kWh battery.

Surprise, however, according to the new online configurator: if the base model still has a range of 190 km, for the large battery, Fiat now announces 280 km in the combined cycle instead of 320. We contacted Fiat to understand, but no answer for the moment.

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It is on the side of the finishes that changes. There are now three levels: “500”, Red and La Prima. And each finish offers the choice between the two engines. Previously, the Action, Action Plus and Red finishes had the small battery, the Icône, Icon Plus and La Prima finishes had the large battery.

The bad news comes from the price hike. The entrance ticket is now € 30,400. It had already risen to € 27,400 in the spring, while it was € 24,500 at launch at the end of 2020. The basic equipment instead improved, with the large 10.25-inch screen and automatic air conditioning as standard. Another example, the La Prima sedan model with a large battery is displayed at € 38,500, it was € 35,900 at the beginning of the year.

The finishes and the main standard equipment

  • 500: autonomous emergency braking, sign recognition, fatigue detector, automatic climate control, rain sensor, cruise control, 10.25-inch touchscreen, Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
  • Red: 500+ sanitizing gloves, RED mats, smart speed limiter.
  • La Prima: 500 + 17-inch wheels, navigation, JBL audio system, full LED headlights, semi-autonomous driving.

Costs

The bonus is € 6,000.

500 Red The first
70 kW – Battery 23.8 kWh € 30,400 31,400 euros € 35,000
87 kW – 42 kWh battery € 33,900 34,900 euros € 38,500

The 3 + 1 version offers the 500 and La Prima finishes, for an additional € 2,000.

The convertible version is available with all three finishes, for 3,400 euros more (compared to the sedan).

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