Too bad it won't be sold in America.
For the 2020 model year, the Fiat 500 and Fiat 500e are no longer being sold in America, reducing Fiat's US lineup to just the 500X, 500L, and 124 Spider. Earlier this month, Fiat lifted the wraps off the all-new 500e, which was originally going to debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show before the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sadly, the all-new Fiat 500e won't be arriving in America either. So far, Fiat has only shown the new 500e as a convertible but now our spies have caught a prototype of the upcoming Fiat 500e hatchback undergoing testing to show us what America is missing out on.
The next-generation Fiat 500e hatchback is heavily camouflaged, but the convertible already gives us a clear idea of what it will look like. Expect some subtle styling changes compared to its predecessor, such as wider headlights and new taillights, but the Fiat 500's iconic shape will be retained. Bigger changes can be found under the hood, as the next-generation Fiat 500 is electric only.
Like the convertible, the new Fiat 500e hardtop will pack a 42kWh lithium-ion battery producing 116 horsepower, enabling the electric hatchback to accelerate from 0-62 mph in around nine seconds before reaching a top speed of 93 mph.
On a full charge, the Fiat 500e has a driving range of 199 miles, which is over twice the range it predecessor offered. Using an 85kW fast-charger, the 2020 Fiat 500e can be charged up to 80 percent in just 35 minutes and offer 30 miles of range after five minutes of charging.
Our spies were unable to photograph the interior, but the new 500e hatchback's cabin will be upgraded with a new 10.25-inch touchscreen. In Europe, the 2021 Fiat 500e launch edition convertible starts at €37,500 ($40,505), but removing the foldable roof will make the hardtop version cheaper.