Fiat has unveiled its next-generation 500 light car, headlined by a new all-electric 500e that could come to Australia.
Few details are available for the new Fiat 500, but the emissions-free version is fitted with a 42kWh lithium-ion battery that will enable up to 320km of driving range when tested on the WLTP standard.
An 85kW fast charging system is also available, which can top up 50km of range in five minutes and 80 per cent in 35 minutes with the right socket, according to the Italian brand.
The electric motor outputs 87kW to the front wheels, which enables a zero to 100km/h spring in 9.0 seconds, but a 0-50km/h run in just 3.1s thanks to maximum torque being available off the line.
Three driving modes are offered in the new 500 – Normal, Range and Sherpa – which will adjust the electric drive system accordingly.
In addition to the all-electric drivetrain, the new Fiat 500 will also be fitted with Level 2 autonomous capabilities – or advanced driver-assistance systems – such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, surround-view monitor and driver attention alert.