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Fiat 500 HATCHBACK 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr

Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
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Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr
Fiat 500 1.0 Mild Hybrid Pop 3dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph13.8 secs
  • Top Speed104 mph
  • C0288 g/km
  • BHP70
  • Torque66 lbs/f
  • P11D26%

Review

At last, an all-new third generation Fiat 500. And contrary to appearances, everything is different. This is the very first all-electric car from the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA conglomerate, a model to be marketed as 'New 500' and sold alongside the existing petrol hybrid model, which continues for the foreseeable future. This latest car is fractionally bigger than that old second generation model, but continues to be offered in 3-door hatch and convertible body styles. Unlike some stylised direct EV segment rivals, there's a proper driving range of nearly 200 miles with the volume 42kWh version.

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The all-electric New Fiat 500 re-invents and re-defines what this iconic model line should be. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

A new Fiat 500 is a big deal. We had the cute original in 1957. The New Millennium model that saved Fiat as a car maker, launched in 2007. And this car, introduced in early 2020. It's only offered in full-electric form (which is why the old petrol mild hybrid model carries on). And that's part of the reason development of this MK3 model has been so lengthy. Fiat wanted to wait for battery technology to mature a bit before launching this car - and that's paid off, allowing the brand to engineer in a much longer EV driving range than close rivals, the MINI Electric and the Honda e. "It doesn't feel time to be timid", says Fiat boss Oliver Francois. "This car isn't just for now, it's for the next decade. So it's built new from the ground up and it's all-electric and only electric from day one". But the exterior look is very recognisable, as is the hatch and convertible body style choice.

Driving Experience

There are two battery options available in New 500, but we'd suggest you try and ignore the smaller 23.8kWh unit fitted to the base fixed-top 'Action'-spec model, unless you really are urban-based. This uses a smaller 70kW (93hp) electric motor and restricts you to a WLTP-rated driving range of just 115 miles. Much better to stretch to the 42kWh battery pack that's mated to an 87kW (118hp) motor and is fitted across the rest of the range, including all cabriolet variants. This is good for 186-199 miles and takes half a second off the 0-62mph time (trimming it to 9 seconds). Like all EV's, this one feels even quicker off the mark than that figure suggests (30mph can be reached from rest in just 3.1s), though Fiat has tried to make power delivery quite linear so that you don't use up all your battery charge at once. Maximum speed is restricted though - to just 93mph in the 42kWh model - or 84mph in the 23.8kWh version. Various types of automated driving technology are available, including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and intelligent speed limit assist. Various drive modes are available that will enable you to maximise your driving range. There are three settings - 'Normal', 'Range' and the curiously named 'Sherpa', with the last of these being focused on getting the maximum from the battery, including a navigation program that will limit maximum speed to 50mph and restrict acceleration. The 'Range' mode maximises brake regeneration, meaning that you'll normally only have to drive with one pedal, so great will be the deceleration when you lift off the throttle. But most of the time, you'll be leaving in this car in its 'Normal' setting, in which form it won't require too much acclimatisation over a conventionally-engined supermini.

Design and Build

Don't be deceived by the familiar looks; everything is new here - including the fresh architecture that this car sits upon. That's allowed for a subtle increase in size, both fixed-top and convertible versions of this third generation model being 3.36m long and 1.69m wide, an increase of 6cm in both length and width. The 1.53m height means it's 4cm taller too. Fiat has deliberately made exterior look an evolution of this car's predecessor - specifically in the light and bumper designs. Look more closely though and you'll spot sharper lines and flush door handles, plus the adoption of full-LED headlights. For existing owners, much less will be recognisable inside, where the dashboard is much wider and now topped by a big 10.25-inch touchscreen housing the brand's latest U connect 5 media system. This can deliver navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay. Out back, the 2cm wheelbase increase means that things aren't quite as cramped as before: indeed, Fiat markets the drop-top version of this car (which retains folding fabric sunroof-style top) as 'the world's first 4-seat convertible EV'. The company also reckons that the floor-mounted battery pack won't reduce luggage capacity.

Market and Model

As usual with EVs, we'll quote prices after deduction of the usual government Plug-in car Grant (£3,000). The fixed-top model range starts with base 'Action' trim, priced from around £20,000 - but that only gets you the restricted 23.8kWh battery. Ideally, you'd want this car with the gutsier 42kWh battery pack fitted to the rest of the range, which means prices starting from around £23,500. With that bigger battery, you choose between plusher 'Passion', 'Icon' and 'La Prima' trim levels that also apply to the 500 cabriolet model (which commands a premium over the fixed-top of around £2,500). One nice little touch across the line-up is that the legally required low-speed acoustic warning sound that warns pedestrians of your approach in town is taken from the musician Nina Rota's score for the film 'Amacord'. Fiat wanted this acoustic warning sound to play like a melody, like the ring tones of your phone. Across the range, you get the brand's latest 'U connect 5' 10.25-inch centre-dash infotainment screen, which is fully connected and based on the Android operating system. It includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone-mirroring. The 'La Prima' launch-spec model comes with a panoramic glass roof, full-LED headlights, 17-inch diamond-cut wheels and chrome-plated side panel inserts. It will be offered with three exclusive paint shades. Inside, there's eco-leather upholstery for the dashboard and the seats. Safety kit includes big car-style features like autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and a 360-degree parking assist system. As an option, Fiat is offering an intelligent adaptive cruise control system, which combines automatic lane keeping and a feature that will keep you a predefined distance from the vehicle ahead.

Cost of Ownership

In volume 42kWh form, the new 500 features an 85kW rapid charging system that can recharge the battery from empty to 80% capacity in just 35 minutes and can provide the car with 31 miles of driving range in just 5 minutes. Buyers can also get a Fiat-branded wall charging box that offers 3kW charging and apparently doesn't need to be professionally installed. This wallbox can be upgraded to allow for 7.4kW charging at home. That 7.4kW wall box allows you to fully charge this electric 500 in just over 6 hours. The car also comes with a mode 3 cable for charging at up to 11kW from a public charging point. It can be charged via AC or DC power points. The important driving range figure for the 42kWh model is quoted at 186-199 miles on the WLTP cycle - which is close to the 211 mile EV driving figure you'll get from an EV supermini in the next class up, like a Peugeot e-208 or a Vauxhall Corsa-e. The lesser 23.8kWh New 500 EV variant (which uses a 50kW fast charging system) has a driving range of 115 miles - close to the 144 mile figure claimed by the MINI Electric (which only comes with a 29kWh battery pack). As usual with a Fiat, this car is covered by a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty and there's 36 months of breakdown cover included as well. Should you have a problem on a journey, you can use the 'Uconnect' infotainment system to contact roadside assistance and the same set-up can also be used to book routine services too.

Summary

In the past, Fiat 500 buyers have shown a desire to spend plenty on cars from this model line - which is just as well because they'll have to spend plenty to enter the era of 'New 500'. Looking at the list figures, you can see why it was so vital that the old model should continue as a more affordable option - a stepping stone to this new design So is this new EV-era 500 worth aspiring to? We think many loyal (mainly female) buyers will think so. It's just as stylish as its MINI Electric and Honda e rivals and set a new high bar in terms of driving range for a tiny EV that embarrasses both of them. Which goes some way to justifying a high price that hopefully will become more accessible as the range broadens. This is no longer the cheap Peoples' Car it once was. But without doubt, it retains the spirit of the original.

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Entertainment
DAB radio with USB
4 speakers
Exterior Features
Electrically adjustable painted door mirrors with defrosting / external temperature sensor
Pastel paint
Body colour bumpers
Chrome plated exterior door handles
Electric front windows
Heat insulated glass
Heated rear windows with wash wipe
LED daytime running lights
Interior Features
Folding rear seatbacks
Steering wheel with audio controls
1 passenger grab handle
Air conditioning
Auxilliary 12V power socket
Cloth upholstery
Driver's seat memory
Front headrests
Front passenger seat memory
Height adjustable steering wheel
Isofix child seat preparation
Rear head restraints
Wheels
Fix and go puncture repair kit
14" steel wheels and covers
Driver Convenience
External temperature gauge
Power assist steering
Speed limiter
Stop/start system
Trip computer
Safety
7 airbags - Driver, passenger, side, window and drivers knee airbags
ABS/EBD
Curtain airbags
ESC + ASR/MSR + HBA + Hill holder
Traction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Automatic door locking
Immobiliser
Locking fuel filler cap
Remote central locking
Trim
Grey dashboard trim
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 88
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 119
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 123
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 119
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft SOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 999
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 70
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 86.5
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 6
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb 53.3
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying Yes
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 70
Coin Series Pop
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 8D
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 66
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 49
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 3
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 53
NCAP Safety Assist % 27
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 13.8
Engine Power - BHP 70
Engine Power - KW 51
Engine Power - RPM 6250
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 66
Engine Torque - MKG 9.2
Engine Torque - NM 90
Engine Torque - RPM 3250
Top Speed 104
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? No
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 175/65 R14
Tyre Size Rear 175/65 R14
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 14" STEEL
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1488
Length 3571
Wheelbase 2300
Width 1627
Width (including mirrors) 1893
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 35
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 185
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 400
Minimum Kerbweight 980
No. of Seats 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 9.3

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £177.95 p/m £18.86 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £181.44 p/m £21.76 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £188.78 p/m Call Us
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £195.04 p/m £42.83 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £201.21 p/m Call Us
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £207.66 p/m £66.65 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £145.15 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £145.45 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £152.04 p/m Call Us
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £158.09 p/m Call Us
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £162.16 p/m Call Us
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £173.79 p/m £79.79 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £127.55 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £128.78 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £134.54 p/m Call Us
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £139.90 p/m Call Us
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £142.58 p/m Call Us
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £153.78 p/m £66.70 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £213.54 p/m £22.64 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £217.73 p/m £26.11 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £228.19 p/m £17.07 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £234.04 p/m £51.39 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £243.41 p/m £32.62 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £249.19 p/m £79.98 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £176.12 p/m £13.06 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £179.35 p/m £14.48 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £187.75 p/m £25.52 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £195.60 p/m £36.95 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £202.51 p/m £55.02 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £208.55 p/m £95.75 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £160.28 p/m £18.57 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £162.79 p/m £20.84 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £169.02 p/m £30.62 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £174.94 p/m £46.54 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £180.15 p/m £55.81 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £184.54 p/m £80.04 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
5" Touchscreen radio with bluetooth, USB and DAB £350.00
Cruise control £150.00
Rear parking sensor £300.00
Exterior Features
Chrome finished door mirror covers £100.00
Front fog lights £175.00
Metallic paint £550.00
Special paint £350.00
Tri coat paint £750.00
Interior Features
50/50 split folding rear seats with height adjustable rear headrests £175.00
Chrome entry kick plates £100.00
Smoking kit £55.00
Techno leather steering wheel with audio controls £125.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Avantgarde bordeaux £550.00
Metallic - Crossover black £550.00
Metallic - Electroclash Grey £550.00
Metallic - Epic blue £550.00
Metallic - Groove metal grey £550.00
Pastel - Bossanova white £350.00
Pastel - Glam coral £350.00
Pastel - Pasodoble red £350.00
Pastel - Smooth mint £350.00
Pastel - Tech house grey FOC
Tri-coat - Urban white £750.00
Trim
Cloth - Grey/Black/Light grey with Black ambience FOC
Wheels
Space saver spare wheel £100.00
* option prices shown are estimated