Fiat has revealed pricing for the mild hybrid variants of its small cars, including the hot cakes-seller 500, and the boxy Panda. The former will be arriving in showrooms in February 2020, while the Panda will follow in March.
The 500 will be available from a very reasonable £12,665, and the Panda will start at £13,855.
However, Hybrid Launch Editions offer something a bit more posh. Exclusive to these versions are the new Dew Green paint, and a new material for the seats made of recycled plastic.
They’ll be available from £16,795, and £14,385 respectively for the 500 and the Panda.
The update is a welcome one, as the 2020 95g/km fleet emissions limit kicks into action, and Fiat’s small big-sellers grow ever-longer in the tooth. At present, the marque shifts around 400,000 of the two every year.
The mild hybrid system is a 12-volt belt-integrated starter generator electric motor (commonly called ‘BSG’) and a lithium battery combined with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder ‘FireFly’ motor. It matches the outgoing 1.2-litre engine on power, with 70hp on tap.
However, it’s said to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, by 30 percent. The 500 mild hybrid produces 88g/km of CO2 on the old NEDC2 cycle, and the Panda 89g/km. The 500 and the Panda will return 53.3 and 49.6mpg respectively.
Pricing – Fiat 500 Mild Hybrid
- Pop: £12,665
- Lounge: £14,395
- Sport: £14,565
- Star: £15,895
- Rockstar: £16,065
- Launch Edition: £16,795
Pricing – Fiat Panda Mild Hybrid
- City Cross: £13,885
- Lauunch Edition: £14,385
- Trussardi: £14,485