The Fiat 500 has taken home the crown for City Car of the Year 2021 in the Auto Express New Car Awards!
Auto Express have said that small really is beautiful when it comes to the winner of their city car crown. Cheeky looks, compact dimensions, an upmarket interior and advanced infotainment all play a part in the little Latin machine’s success, but it’s the smooth and efficient electric powertrain that helped lift the 500 above the rest.
Just like its predecessor, the new Fiat 500 Electric looks the part, and holds cute and curvaceous lines which pay tribute to the iconic fifties original model. The inside design and finish have taken a huge leap forward, and top-notch materials and a slick infotainment set-up that includes the option of a large 10.25” touchscreen help to deliver premium appeal.
At the heart of the car’s appeal are its all-new electrified underpinnings, with both the 91bhp and 116bhp options delivering smooth and instant acceleration that gives this compact city car impressive performance for such a small vehicle.
Combining simple single-speed automatic transmission, light steering and pert proportions, it makes the 500 perfect for the cut-and-thrust of the urban jungle. The refined and comfortable Fiat 500 will happily take you further afield, especially with the larger 42kWh battery, which increases the range from 115 to 199 miles. Better still, rapid-charging capability of up to 85kWh means the battery can be topped up to 80% in as little as 30 minutes.