Fiat has expanded its all-electric range with the addition of the compact Fiat 600e crossover, which will be available to order in the UK next month.
Sharing its foundations with other Stellantis group offerings like the electric Jeep Avenger and Vauxhall Mokka Electric, the 600e will rival the likes of the new Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV upon arrival.
Sporting many of the same styling cues as its smaller 500 city car sibling, the crossover will be available with alloy wheels up to 18-inches in size. Fiat adds that the car’s turning circle is 10.5 metres – “which is among the best in this class” – and that the new 600e is around 10% lighter than Fiat’s current compact crossover option, the 500X.
Powered by a 54kWh battery and 154hp electric motor pairing, Fiat claims the new crossover will be able to muster “more than 250 miles” on a single charge. The model can reportedly accelerate from 0-62mph in nine seconds flat.
The car comes with an 11kW charger as standard and can also charge at speeds of up to 100kW. At this speed, the battery can charge from 0% to 80% in around half an hour.
Inside, the 600e comes equipped with a seven-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel and a ten-inch infotainment system in the centre of the dashboard. The boot will offer 360 litres of storage space – five litres more than the similar Jeep Avenger.
Two trims will be available at launch – the entry-level ‘Red’ edition and the range-topping ‘La Prima’. LED headlights and LE daytime running lights are included as standard, as are rear parking sensors, a synthetic leather steering wheel and keyless entry.
The ‘La Prima’ features upholstery trimmed in the same synthetic leather, replacing the standard black fabric. This trim also adds adjustable heated door mirrors, a electronically-powered boot lid, blind spot detection and a wireless charging pad for smartphones.
Key trim level features
Lead-in ‘Red’ (from £32,995)
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Red dashboard fascia
- Synthetic leather steering wheel
- Automatic climate control
- Automatic LED headlights and wipers
- Rear parking sensors
- Keyless entry
- Black fabric seats
- LED daytime running lights
- Cruise control
- Lane keeping assistance
- Seven-inch digital instrument cluster
- Ten-inch infotainment touchscreen
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Four-speaker audio system
Top-spec ‘La Prima’ (from £36,995)
- All ‘Red’ feature that are not replaced
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Matt ivory dashboard fascia
- Front and side parking sensors with 180-degree rearview camera
- Ivory synthetic leather seats
- Heated front seats
- Electrically foldable and adjustable heated door mirrors
- Frameless rear view mirror
- Adjustable boot floor
- Electronically-powered boot lid
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind spot detection
- Six-Speaker audio system
- Wireless charging pad for smartphones
UK pricing has been confirmed to start at just under £33k. Fiat says that the crossover will be available to order in the UK from next month, with the first customer orders arriving early next year. The brand adds that the 600 will also be available as a hybrid from the middle of next year, which will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that can deliver up to 100 hp and a small 21kW electric motor.
This announcement follows the Italian brand’s decision to to stop offering grey paint across its entire passenger car range as it tries to brighten up its image.