The Fiat 500 will return to the US subsequent 12 months as an electrical car, as a result of that’s the cut price good, useless vehicles should make with the satan to get a second likelihood. It’s been scurrying about Europe for just a few years now, which shouldn’t be stunning: Europe will get all the great vehicles first, and oftentimes, solely. The 500e should very nicely be too small to reach America, however followers shouldn’t fret, as a result of it’s going to get an even bigger sibling within the type of the Fiat 600.
The 600 was teased Friday in an official Italian-language Fiat video ambiguously titled “Open Doorways.” It appears to be like rather a lot just like the previous 500X, insofar because it’s a bigger, lifted model of the present 500. Since we’ve all forgotten what the 500X regarded like on account of by no means seeing a single one exterior of Fiat’s 12 American showrooms, right here’s a refresher:
Very like the 500X, the 600 seems to be the best Fiat for many who are keen on the 500e’s distinctive mix of stylish and quirky, or maybe get down with its humble effectivity, however don’t want or wish to personal one thing that truly embodies these values in any respect.
That’s just a little imply however needs to be mentioned, as a result of beneath the tender exterior and pleasant face, the 600 is de facto simply an SUV constructed on the exact same CMP platform that underpins the Jeep Avenger. Coincidentally I simply so occurred to go to Italy final week and handed a type of on a automobile hauler on the freeway, and it regarded nice.
The 600 was inevitable, then, and doubtless a shrewd advertising transfer on Stellantis’ behalf. It’s too early to inform if it’s due stateside nevertheless it should be, proper? In what universe would Fiat promote the 500e to People and never this, the 500e: Massive Version? Then once more, the Avenger on which the 600 is predicated is formally Not For Us, so the identical destiny may very nicely be true of Fiat’s take for regulatory causes.
We’ve reached out to Fiat for remark, however as we all the time recommend with these issues, it’s unwise to carry your breath. Each as a result of corporations don’t prefer to reply questions on unannounced merchandise but additionally, for god’s sake, no automobile is price suffocating over. Breathe!