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Fiat Pandina

In 1980, Fiat unveiled the first generation of its city car, the Fiat Panda. After 44 years and three generations, the arrival of the fourth generation of this model has been announced. However, Fiat announces that it will not stop producing the current generation, but that it will continue to live on under a new name, the Fiat Pandina.

The new Fiat Pandina will come with a wide range of body colors that will include Positano Yellow and several two-tone body options with a black roof. The design remains the same, but new additions include emblems with the inscription “Pandina” on the doors and rear side windows, a special graphic with the face of a panda bear inserted in the center of the wheels, and yellow mirror housings.

Inside, the seats are upholstered in black and white fabric produced from marine waste with “Pandina” lettering and yellow stitching. There is also a 7-inch digital instrument panel with three different graphic modes, a 7-inch central screen, and a multimedia system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems.

Also, the car comes with advanced technology that includes advanced emergency braking, lane keeping system, driver fatigue detection system, traffic sign recognition, cruise control, automatic high beams and rear parking sensors.

When it comes to the powertrain, the Pandina will be powered by the same engines as the current generation Panda.

Source: Fiat


Fiat stops production of all-electric 500e

Last week VW announced that it will lay off 269 workers from the Zwickau factory, and three days ago it will stop the production of ID.3 and Cupra Born in Zwickau. Serious things seem to be happening in the European market as Fiat also announces the temporary halt of production of the all-electric 500e at the Mirafiori plant due to low demand, as well as the cessation of production of four Maserati models (Ghibli, Quattroporte, Levante and GranTurismo).

This year is bad for the Fiat 500e, when it comes to sales, because there was a drop in demand (1.7 percent) compared to the same period last year, so the decision was expected. It should be noted that the model with an internal combustion engine will continue to be produced in Poland.

A spokesperson for Stellantis said that all activities at the Mirafiori plant will be temporarily halted this week and that the plant will continue to operate, but will again have to stop car production between October 19 and November 3. About 2,400 workers are employed in this factory.

The Fiat 500e is powered by an electric motor with 118 hp (87 kW) and 162 lb-ft (220 Nm) of torque. It is equipped with a lithium-ion 42 kWh battery that provides a range of 199 miles (321 km/ WLTP). It reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9 seconds with a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).

Source: Fiat

2024 Fiat 600 Hybrid

After recently introducing the all-electric Fiat 600e that comes almost a decade after the production of the Fiat 600 was discontinued, the Italian automaker is now introducing the 600 Hybrid.

This model is the same size as the all-electric 600e, but lighter. The interior is made of recycled materials, and the instrument panel is made of bioplastic. Fiat claims that thanks to the electric motor, the car can be driven partly without emissions in the city and in parking lots. This technical solution reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 15%.

Fiat 600 Hybrid is powered by a 1.2L three-cylinder engine that, combined with an electric motor, has a total power of 128 hp (94 kW), which is enough to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 11 seconds. The car is equipped with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and a 48 V lithium-ion battery that enables a range of one kilometer with a top speed of 30 km/h.

For now, it will be available in Italy and other countries where the sale of electric cars is not so popular, and the starting price will be 25,000 euros.

Source: Fiat