In Italy there is a strong auto industry, in addition to Fiat, the brands Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati are at home. Accordingly, after the severe economic consequences of the pandemic, the budget law provides for high subsidies for the purchase of new vehicles in 2021. A total of 250 million euros are earmarked for incentives to buy vehicles with gasoline and diesel engines and 120 million euros for electric cars.
While the panda has been enjoying an uninterrupted boom in Italy for years, the Fiat 500 is much more popular in Germany. With the revised City Cross with the new inlays in the aprons and the emphasis on the mini SUV, new customers are to be won. A look at the details.
For the Fiat 500 Hybrid, Fiat relies on a completely new three-cylinder gasoline engine with a belt starter generator that works in the 12 volt electrical system and is combined with a compact lithium-ion battery. 51 kW (70 hp) are made available from one liter of displacement. The engine runs much smoother than the high-speed 2-cylinder models and meets the Euro 6d emission class. The automatic start-stop system is less vibration than the four-cylinder gasoline engine.
The year 2020 will usher in a whole new era. The small and compact Fiat 500 will open up to a whole new audience as a retro Stromer in the second half of the year. The 500 has enjoyed a growing fan base over the past few years and, according to initial estimates, up to 80.000 units of the current version should be produced in the beginning of the year. We are testing the current summer model Fiat 500C Dolcevita until the start of the emission-free future. The special model for the 60th anniversary is available for the 500 and 500C.
The year 2020 will usher in a whole new era. The small and compact Fiat 500 will open up to a whole new audience as a retro Stromer in the second half of the year. The 500 has enjoyed a growing fan base in recent years. Only a few months will pass before the start of the emission-free future. The Fiat 500 will continue to accompany us as an unmistakable electric retro speedster in the years to come.
The new Fiat Panda City Cross arrived with us full of expectations in the striking Giotto Blue special paint finish and scored with its successful SUV exterior. Although the Panda has a new look, the features of the popular small car have remained true. The Fiat Panda has been in production since the 80s and was advertised in Germany in 1983 as the first small car to be offered with four-wheel drive in a unique campaign called "Tolle Kiste".