Stellantis, the automotive giant, has officially begun series production of the Fiat 600e at its manufacturing facility in Tychy, Poland. The inaugural unit of the all-electric Fiat 600e, the high-end ‘La Prima' model, recently emerged from the production line, showcasing its vibrant “Sun of Italy” orange hue.
Introduced by Fiat in early July, the 600e quickly piqued interest, prompting the opening of order books for eager customers. Although specific figures regarding the number of pre-orders and delivery timelines have yet to be disclosed by the company.
In the German market, the entry-level ‘Red' variant is being offered at a starting list price of €36,490, while the top-tier ‘La Prima' model begins at €42,490. Notably, the Fiat 600 is presently exclusively available as an electric vehicle, but during its July debut, Fiat hinted at the forthcoming introduction of a hybrid version, slated for release in the middle of the following year.
For prospective buyers in the United Kingdom, precise pricing details have not been finalized, but experts from Autotrader estimate a cost ranging between £36,000 and £37,000 when the vehicle becomes available in the autumn.
It is noteworthy that the information about the hybrid variant, announced in July, was found in the English version of the press release but was notably absent in the German edition. This suggests the possibility that the hybrid model may only be offered in select markets. However, such a notion remains speculative, as the most recent press release from Stellantis mentions “2 different full-electric versions, New Fiat 600e La Prima and New Fiat (600e)RED.”
Stellantis' Tychy plant has also been responsible for the production of the all-electric Jeep Avenger since February 2023, with deliveries commencing in March, marking a significant stride in the company's electrification efforts.