New Fiat 600e SUV prices announced: £3,000 cheaper than a Jeep Avenger
The larger sibling to the Fiat 500e gets a stylish SUV-like design and a 249-mile range
The Fiat 600e is an equally-desirable but more practical alternative to the smaller Fiat 500e city car. Pricing for the small electric SUV is now confirmed, with entry-level models starting from just £32,995 – almost £3,000 less than an entry-level Jeep Avenger.
2024 Fiat 600e prices and specifications
From launch there will be two models available: the Fiat 600e Red and the range-topping 600e La Prima. The former comes as yet another collaboration with the charity founded by U2 frontman Bono and, as the name suggests, comes decorated in crimson accents.
Standard kit includes 16-inch wheels, LED headlights, automatic climate control, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, cruise control, lane-keep assist and rear parking sensors.
Starting from £36,995, even the range-topping Fiat 600e La Prima undercuts the Vauxhall Mokka Electric, with which it shares its underpinnings. Opting for the top-level trim nets you larger 18-inch alloys, chrome exterior accents, heated synthetic leather seats, built-in sat nav, a powered bootlid, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and a reversing camera.
Design and interior
The Fiat 600e is essentially an electrified successor to the Fiat 500X small SUV. Measuring 4.17 metres long, the 600e is quite a bit bigger than its Fiat 500e sibling, acting as a rival for other small electric SUVs such as the Smart #1, Lexus UX 300e and Volvo EX30.
As mentioned, the Fiat 600e looks awfully like a 500 that’s eaten a few too many cannoli. It gets the same split headlight design as well as a lower mesh grille and the ‘600’ script emblazoned on the nose.
Fiat recently dubbed itself the “brand of colour”, stating that all of its models – including the new 600e – won’t be offered in the British public’s favourite car colour: grey. The four main exterior shades available on the 600e are supposed to represent the ‘Sun’, ‘Sea’, ‘Earth’ and ‘Sky’ of Italy.
On the inside, the Fiat SUV gets the same 10.25-inch UConnect infotainment system as the 500 city car – this comes equipped with sat-nav (on top La Prima models), as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The dashboard itself is relatively minimalist, with the ‘600’ script once again replacing the Fiat logo on the steering wheel. There’s also ambient lighting with the choice of 64 different colours – once again tying into Fiat’s colourful mantra.
Open the rear bootlid (powered on La Prima cars) and you’ll be greeted with 360 litres of space – almost 200 litres more than what you get in the smaller 500e. Fiat also says the 60:40 split folding rear seats, when in their upright position, offer passengers 30mm more legroom than in the 500e and 22mm more shoulder space, allowing the 600e to transport five for shorter journeys.
Range and electric motor
Despite looking very much like the Fiat 500, the Fiat 600e instead shares its e-CMP2 underpinnings with the aforementioned Jeep Avenger, Vauxhall Mokka Electric and Peugeot e-2008. Under the metal, all 600e models get a 51kWh (usable) battery pack, alongside a 154bhp electric motor. Fiat says this provides a range of up to 249 miles on the WLTP tests, and up to 375 miles in low speed urban environments; from our experience with the 600e’s sister cars, you can expect a real-world figure of just over 200 miles. The sprint from 0-62mph will take the 600e nine seconds, while charging speeds of up to 100kW allow for a 10-80% top-up in less than half an hour.
First deliveries are expected to arrive before the end of 2023 and given Fiat’s performance sub-brand Abarth has recently expressed willingness to expand its lineup, it’s likely that we’ll also see a hot Abarth 600e arriving in the near future, too.
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