What to Expect
The 2024 FIAT 500e debuted at the L.A. Auto Show in November 2022. The small electric vehicle will arrive in the U.S. early in 2024 and FIAT showed off concepts designed by three high-end Italian names Armani, Kartell, and Bvlgari. Though none of the concept designs will make it to production, they will be auctioned off for charity according to the FIAT website.
This return to the U.S. will be the first time the FIAT 500 has been available here since 2019. The previous 500 was available in both gas and electric models. Upon its return, the new 500e electric version will be the only choice as FIAT moves towards a fully electric future.
FIAT is looking to take charge in the world of EVs with this new vehicle. During a press conference, FIAT introduced the production model at the 2023 L.A. Auto Show which will be available early in 2024.
2024 Fiat 500e Engine and Specs
Though no production specs have been released yet, we expect the design and styling, as well as many of the features of the European model to carry over into the North American Market. According to Motor Authority, the upcoming 2024 500e stands to be a little larger than its second-generation siblings, coming in about 2.4 inches wider and longer, with the wheelbase stretching nearly an inch.
Though we're not sure what will power the new FIAT in the U.S., the biggest battery available for the European version is a 42-kWh unit with an output of 117 horsepower. We know that several trims will be available when sales begin, but we don't know if they'll mirror the current trims available aboard, and we are hoping to see a high-powered Abarth model as well.
2024 Fiat 500e Safety
As far as safety goes, the FIAT 500e should come with the latest safety features available, we're hoping to see automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. We don't know if this is in the cards, but it's the minimum amount of safety features we're looking to see.
2024 Fiat 500e Price
Pricing for the 2024 FIAT 500e will start at $32,500 before destination. This will make it less expensive than the previous generation and one of the most affordable EVs on the market when it goes on sale.
2024 Fiat 500e Release Date
FIAT plans to sell the all-new 500e in select cities across the country, but they haven't disclosed which ones. We do know that sales won't be limited to California and Oregon like the last 500e. When it goes on sale early in 2024, the 500e will replace the 500X, which is currently the only FIAT on sale in the U.S.