Fiat company plans to thoroughly review its line of passenger cars available on the European market. Some of the “Fiats” will go down in history, freeing up space for a brand new high-tech models and versions available.
Popular compact hatchback Fiat Panda generation must change in a year or two, and, oddly enough, the company has already hinted at it. In Geneva, the Italians showed concept Centoventi, which was characterized, first, modular construction, and secondly, deliberately austere appearance and, finally, electric propulsion.
According to the publication Autocar citing the head of the company, Olivier Francois, the concept can be regarded as a tangible hint at the future Panda. The hatchback not only looks like, but will get an all-electric modification, and the Italians are planning a number of measures aimed at reducing its price. For example, unit batteries: the base version will get one battery and a power reserve of up to 100 km, but for a fee you can install up to four additional batteries.
The appearance of the electric Pandas, however, is expected only after the start of sales of similar modification hatchback Fiat 500, and its production starts in Turin in the second half of next year. Both models will be stages on the road to full electrification of the model range of Fiat.
In General, the brand seeks to get rid of large models and sports cars, focusing on what is called “public transport”. In the future lineup, Fiat will be of small hatchback and crossover, and, as expected, the Fiat 500X crossover and the 500L compact MPV will retire, to give place to the universal 500 Giardineira, and for all terrain, the direction is to answer a completely new model on the platform of the Jeep Renegade.