New Fiat 500e Hardtop is getting readyMarch 23, 2020
Despite the critical situation in Italy associated with an outbreak of coronavirus, Fiat announced a new 500e earlier this month.
The Fiat 500e is a pretty all-electric city car built from the ground up on a completely new platform. Initially, it will be available as a special version limited to 500 copies at a price of 37,500 euros for each. All of them will receive a folding roof structure, but new spy shots confirm that the Italian company is already working on a more traditional version of the car with a hard roof.
Seen on public roads, the 500e hatchback looks almost the same as the one that came before the 500e, with the only obvious difference in the new roof design with a stylish little rear spoiler. The rest of the car is expected to be nearly identical, including bright LED headlights and a front panel without a grille.
For the performance of the hatchback will meet the same electric motor with a capacity of 118 hp, which uses a convertible 500e. The 42 kWh battery pack provides a range of 320 kilometers in accordance with Euro-spec WLTP standards. The good news is that the 500e can recover 80% of its charge in 35 minutes using a 85 kW charger.
Later it will be known whether the new 500e Hardtop will be more affordable than the soft-top option. That would make sense, given the price of a complex folding convertible mechanism. If everything is really logical, expect the price to be around 30,000–35,000 euros, depending on the equipment chosen.
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