on march 4, 2020, italian car manufacturer, fiat, announced it was taking its iconic cinquecento model to the electric world, first unveiling the 500 la prima cabrio followed by the hatchback. today, following some months, olivier françois, president of fiat brand, has presented the entire 500 all-electric line-up, ready to launch into the market, along with the new 500 3+1 la prima opening edition, the third new 500 featuring a third, extra door.
for the past years, fiat’s centro stile designers have been working on a smart solution with identical dimensions to the fiat 500 cabrio and hatchback versions, but with a small third door on the passenger side. just like the first 500 in 1957, which featured doors hinged to the rear. the result is a new body, to add to the hatchback and cabrio, with unchanged dimensions and not a single centimeter added to the footprint. the only difference is a weight increase of 30kg, with no effect on the car’s handling or range.
name: fiat 500 3+1 la prima