The new generation of the FIAT 500 will be characterized mainly by leaving behind the combustion engines that will cease to be sold with the generational change. What has not changed is its proposal for two doors to access the cabin. But according to rumors, FIAT is working on a version that will follow the example of the Mini Clubman at the time, incorporating a third door that would be on the right side of the vehicle.
The idea would be to offer a variant with easier access to the rear than the current one. An exciting option for those looking for an urban model but without sacrificing access to the rear seats, mainly for those with children or people with mobility problems.
The three-door version would be the third variant of the new 500, after the hatchback and the convertible. It will be manufactured at FIAT’s Mirafiori plant in Turin, which, as we recall, currently has a production capacity of 80,000 units per year for the three versions.
It remains to be known the price of this variant that will possibly be placed halfway between the access model and the convertible. If so, we are talking about 34 or 35 thousand euros for this variant in Europe. There is no information about deliveries in the US.
In return, we will take a model with a very striking design and that, like the other versions, will mount an 87 kW (117 hp) engine and a 42 kWh capacity battery that provides a range of 198 miles EPA.
You can charge 85 kW of power in direct current (CCS Combo 2 format), allowing you to recover 80% of its range in just 35 minutes. In alternating current, it can reach 11 kW.