New Fiat 500 picks up 'Convertible of the year' award

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• The Fiat 500 is named "Convertible of the Year" and "Best Small electric city car" by the UK's What Car? magazine.

• The 500 EV is Fiat Chrysler's first fully-electric vehicle. 

The jury said the city car's range, driving style, and interior finishing made it worthy of winning both titles. 

The Fiat 500 has has been named the "Convertible of the Year" and "Best Small electric car for the city" by What Car? magazine in its "Car of the Year 2021" awards. 

The publication's jury heaped praise on the city car's handling, driving style, range, price and refreshed interiors, conferring their "Convertible of the Year" award. It is also the first electric car to be named as such in the magazine's history.

320km estimated range

The 500 is Fiat Chrysler's first full-electric model and boasts numerous top-of-the-range features, the carmaker says. A 42kW battery guarantees extended range, up to 320 kilometres in the WLTP cycle, increasing to 450km in the urban cycle, and comes with an 85kW battery charger as standard in both the Passion and Icon versions. Fiat says the EVy takes just five minutes to charge it up to drive 50km.

Fast charger

The fast charger can also charge the battery to 80% in just 35 minutes. In terms of performance, the batteries are combined with an 87kW electric motor, delivering an automatically limited maximum speed of 150km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 9.0 seconds and from 0 to 50km/h in 3.1 seconds.

Fiat 500
Fiat 500

"The New 500 is the first electric car to receive the "Convertible of the Year" award. If any car had ever been created to be driven in the city, it's the Fiat 500.

"Its shorter length than its competitors, ultra-light steering and wide front visibility make the New 500 the most agile car for all manoeuvres in city centres. And its range, an improvement on its competitors, is also suitable for any out-of-town journey," Steve Huntingford, Editor of "What Car?", said. 

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