The Fiat 600 is back! Well, sort of. The Fiat 600e is a new electric car that pays homage to the original 600 that debuted in 1955 and became a symbol of Italy's post-war economic boom. But don't let the retro styling fool you: The Fiat 600e is a modern and sophisticated vehicle that offers plenty of technology, comfort, and fun for urban drivers. Here's what you need to know about this charming EV.
Design: Outside Iconic, Inside Dolce Vita
The Fiat 600e is not a direct replica of the old 600, but a reinterpretation that blends classic elements with contemporary flair. The exterior features a rounded shape, a smiling grille, circular headlights, chrome accents, and a two-tone paint scheme that evokes the original model. The Fiat logo on the front and rear has been replaced by a stylized "600" badge that also serves as a charging port cover.
The interior is equally nostalgic and modern, with a dashboard that mimics the shape of the front grille, a digital instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a rotary gear selector. The cabin is spacious and airy, thanks to the large windows and the optional panoramic sunroof. The seats are upholstered in eco-leather or fabric with contrasting stitching, and the door panels feature colorful inserts that match the exterior color.
The Fiat 600e is available in three trim levels: Pop, Lounge, and Dolcevita. The Pop is the base model that comes with 15-inch steel wheels, LED daytime running lights, manual air conditioning, cruise control, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and rear parking sensors. The Lounge adds 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, automatic climate control, wireless smartphone charging, keyless entry and start, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and a rearview camera. The Dolcevita is the top-of-the-line model that features 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior details, a panoramic sunroof (or a soft top for the convertible version), leather seats with a heating function (for the front ones), ambient lighting, and adaptive cruise control.