Fiat Centoventi EV Concept Is A First Look At Exciting Future Panda City Car (Live Pics)

Fiat is celebrating its 120th anniversary with the new Centoventi concept, an all-electric design study that shows how the next generation of the popular Panda city car will, largely, look like.

The new Centoventi (“one hundred and twenty” in Italian) features an innovative interior than can be easily configured in many different layouts, while the dashboard has special slots that can receive a range of accessories for the ultimate customization experience.

The electric powetrain of the concept comes with a swappable and upgradeable battery pack, with customers able to add up to three extra battery cells after the purchase of the vehicle in order to extend its driving range. Fiat says that the new electric city car concept offers between 100km (62 miles) and 500km (310 miles) of driving range, depending on how many battery packs are onboard.

Fiat’s latest concept is described as a ‘blank canvas’, as it will be produced in just one livery and let customers decide their desired specification through its “4U” personalization program. This includes a choice between 4 roofs, 4 bumpers, 4 wheel covers and 4 external wrappings, giving the Centoventi not only a very wide range of ways to be customized but unprecedented freedom as well, as owners can change their cars’ specification any day they like.

The concept also features a detachable roof panel than can be replaced by a sunroof, a soft-top, a luggage rack and more with ease. Adding extra features will be far easier than before, as Fiat will make the parts 3D-printable and make them available either through dealers or third-party fitters. The dashboard is designed to use a smartphone as a digital display screen, with Fiat also to offer a 20-inch digital instrument and infotainment screen system in the options.

A production version of the new Fiat Centoventi concept would sit of the company’s new small-car architecture that will underpin future models like the next 500 family and Punto. Fiat has also confirmed that they will reveal the next-generation Fiat 500 at next year’s Geneva Motor Show, complete with a fully-electric powertrain.

 

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Live photos copyright Guido ten Brink – SB Medien for Carscoops.com

  • Mike anonymous

    I’d actually like to see this thing built.

  • liams92

    Some great materials here! Love the speckled paint and prang resistant bumpers, makes so much sense for city driving in Italy and France.

  • Richard Taylor

    Fits nicely into that same groove as the Kia Soul (and current Panda, of course). Also loving the return of Fiat’s 3-bar badge.

  • Giannis Antypas

    Wannabe clone of the Honda Urban EV concept.
    When someone has been clumsy copying Honda.

    • MPAMPIS

      you thing fiat designed the car in the last week ? OK we understand that you do not like Italian cars …….

      • Giannis Antypas

        I thing you thing whatever you thing.
        Me things I don’t care.

        You don’t like me I thing
        and I can get over I thing.

        You better avoid personal attacks next time I thing.

        • Vottek Mäxle

          What a diva

    • Matt

      Yes because there’s no way they were inspired by all their past city cars, right? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c2844b150a716d16cd0f6e38fab274e6c4d99eec7ff801bcf50deb00b506fc68.jpg

  • StrangerGP

    Looks cool, definitely better than the current boxy Panda.

  • ZYGIUS

    Fiat is dead, concepts won’t help…

  • EM1

    FIAT needs this now!

  • jfalckt

    Finally something new and original from Fiat, build it ASAP!

  • Dennis Scipio

    It’s definitely a funky design, especially in side fenders.

  • Brian Regan

    I actually quite like that. I think it would sell well against the Soul, etc.

  • Gullet

    It’s nice!
    The fact that Fiat didn’t name it 500, like every other model, feels really refreshing.

  • MIL1234

    the bearded car

  • Sjaak

    A Panda ? It seems a lot bigger than the current Panda

  • jfalckt

    This could work so damn well in Europe, right now FIAT needs some new energy, if they can put this into production as close to this it would sell to the max.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    This is brilliant!

    I love this! It’s unique, quirky, and adorable. It looks kind of like a panda.These are the electric vehicles we need.

    Goodness, I hope this is built.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      I would actually consider buying a FIAT*.

      *if I could replace that ridiculous ribbed fender cladding #ribbedforherpleasure

  • J. P.

    At least they’re working on a new architecture and it was about damn time, they’ve been using those old platforms for decades, the new one might come in handy for new crossovers for the US market as well. Replace the Dodge Journey/Fiat Freemont twins, a smaller crossover under it and a Chrysler version of both vehicles, the next-gen Giulietta as well. I just hope that when the next Panda comes, Fiat decides to sell it here to replace the 500L

  • Six Thousand Times

    Like it! Glad there’s still life in FIAT.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Scion xB, THIS COULD HAVE BEEN YOU! #ribbedforherpleasure

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