Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    Fiat Announces Plans for the 600 Hybrid in the UK Market

    Fiat has recently unveiled its all-electric 600e model, but the company isn’t stopping there. Another powertrain offering, the 600 Hybrid, is set to hit the UK market in 2024. While pricing and specifications have not been disclosed, Fiat has given details about the petrol-hybrid powertrain in the 600 Hybrid, which aims to compete with vehicles like the Kia Niro and Ford Puma.

    The 600 Hybrid shares the same eCMP architecture as Fiat’s Stellantis siblings. The hybrid model features a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine paired with a 48V system and a 28bhp electric motor, all mated to a six-speed electric dual-clutch transmission, driving the front wheels. Fiat claims that the electric power enhances the car’s responsiveness at low RPM and during take-off, resulting in a quiet start and prompt acceleration. Additionally, Fiat asserts that the 600 Hybrid exhibits a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to a non-hybrid petrol equivalent. The hybrid vehicle can also operate on electric power alone up to speeds of 20mph.

    Although specific performance data has not been finalized, it is expected that the 600 Hybrid will produce around 128bhp, enabling it to attain a 0-62mph time of approximately 11 seconds. The vehicle will be available in two trim levels, mirroring the options offered for the 600e. The base model, the Fiat 600 Hybrid, will be complemented by the La Prima variant, which may include additional features such as massage leather seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free bootlid, and a wireless smartphone charger, similar to the equipment levels seen in the 600e.

    The anticipated starting price for the 600 Hybrid is around £30,000, slightly higher than the outgoing 500X Hybrid. With its hybrid powertrain and expected performance capabilities, the Fiat 600 Hybrid is set to offer a compelling option in the UK market when it becomes available in 2024.

    – Fiat 600 Hybrid: **source article**
    – Fiat 600e: *source information not specified*
    – Kia Niro: *source information not specified*
    – Ford Puma: *source information not specified*
    – Stellantis: *source information not specified*
    – CO2 emissions: *source information not specified*
    – Trim levels: *source information not specified*
    – Fiat 500X Hybrid: *source information not specified*