Fiat recently unveiled its all-electric 600e model, but the company isn’t stopping there. Another model, the 600 Hybrid, is scheduled to be available on the UK market in 2024. Although pricing and specifications have not yet been announced, Fiat has revealed details of the 600 Hybrid’s petrol-hybrid powertrain, which is intended to compete with vehicles such as the Kia Niro and the Ford Puma.
The 600 Hybrid features the same eCMP architecture as its Stellantis siblings. The hybrid model features a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine as well as a 48V system and a 28 horsepower electric motor, all mated to a six-speed dual-clutch electric transmission driving the front wheels. Fiat claims that electric power improves the vehicle’s response at low speeds and when starting, resulting in quiet starting and quick acceleration. Additionally, Fiat claims the 600 Hybrid has a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to a non-hybrid gasoline model. The hybrid vehicle can also drive purely electrically at a speed of up to 32 km/h.
Although exact performance figures have not yet been determined, the 600 Hybrid is expected to produce around 128 hp, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in around 11 seconds. Like the 600e, the vehicle will be available in two trim levels. The base model, the Fiat 600 Hybrid, is complemented by the La Prima variant, which can include additional features such as leather massage seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free trunk lid and a wireless phone charger. smart, similar to the equipment variants of the 600e.
The estimated starting price for the 600 Hybrid is around £30,000, slightly higher than the previous 500X Hybrid model. With its hybrid powertrain and expected performance capabilities, the Fiat 600 Hybrid is shaping up to be an attractive option in the UK market when it launches in 2024.