New Fiat 600 Compact Crossover to Offer Petrol-Electric Hybrid Powertrain

The upcoming Fiat 600 compact crossover will be introduced with a 1.2-litre petrol-electric hybrid powertrain in the spring of 2024. This model will join the electric Fiat 600e and the outgoing Fiat 500X in the lineup. Built on the eCMP2 platform, which it shares with the Jeep Avenger, the Fiat 600 initially only offered a 54kWh battery and electric drivetrain. However, Fiat has reversed its decision and will now also release the 600 Hybrid in the UK.

The introduction of the petrol Avenger by Jeep and the addition of petrol and diesel versions of the C4 X crossover by Citroën this year are part of the same trend. These moves reflect an industry-wide effort to present multiple options to consumers as the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) continues. 
Gaetano Thorel, senior vice president of Fiat Europe, highlighted the brand’s commitment to meeting customer needs. He stated, “While we commit to leading the transition to electric with the 600e, we are also a socially relevant brand. So we commit to giving people what they need now – which may be electrified rather than electric. And in the UK, we still only sell one electric car in every five.”

The Fiat 600 Hybrid will feature a 48V mild-hybrid system that is being introduced in other Stellantis models as well, such as the Peugeot 3008. This system combines a 28bhp electric motor with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, resulting in a combined power output of 134bhp. The Fiat 600 is estimated to have CO2 emissions of 110-114g/km, with a fuel economy of around 52-55mpg.

Pricing and availability details for the Fiat 600 Hybrid have yet to be announced. However, it is expected to have a starting price of approximately £30,000, with deliveries scheduled to begin in the first half of 2024.

– Additional information provided by the Assistant