Update: Abarth 500 EV revealed in leaked images!
Instagram user Carturbo has shared more spy shots and video of the all-new Abarth 500 EV during a commercial shoot in Italy.
It shows bright lime green. Electric heated hatch It will once again boast a horizontal line pattern with side skirts spelling out the ‘Abarth’ brand, the famous black scorpion emblem behind the doors, and a beautiful glass roof.
The overall silhouette is largely the same as its regular three-door Fiat 500e hatch donor car with a rounded aesthetic, full LED head- and taillights and a seemingly tighter turning circle.
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Source: Carsturbo on Instagram
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November 10: Abarth 500 EV teased.
- The “Abarth New 500” EV will be unveiled in a fortnight.
- Big wheels, synthetic driving sounds and lime yellow paint set the electric hot hatch apart
- Not clear if it will come to Oz, although the Fiat 500e is confirmed for 2023
Abarth is set to return with an all-new 500 EV hot-hatched teas ahead of its November 22nd global debut.
The Italian performance sub-brand published a teaser video. Twitter Showcasing its large silver rims with prominent lime yellow Scorpion center lock wheel nuts and the whirring sound of a synthetic electric vehicle.
The circular headlights resemble the Fiat 500e city car on which it’s based and are consistent with last week’s leaked factory photo showing the “Abarth New 500” (as labeled in the video). The front will have a more aggressive honeycomb grille and ‘Abarth’ lettering instead of the traditional badge.
Parent company Stellantis is confirming that the regular 500e will land in Australia next year – three years after its debut in Europe – with some hoping that the hypo-electric Abarth will make it here too.
The overseas top-spec Fiat 500e features a 37.3kWh (usable) battery pack for a driving range of 235km on the combined WLTP cycle. The 500e uses a front electric motor that produces 87kW of power and 220Nm of torque capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in 9 seconds.
This compares with the current flagship Abarth 695 Competizione with its 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder producing 132kW and 250Nm with a 0-100km/h time of less than 6.7 seconds.
It’s unclear what kind of punch Abarth’s EV will pack given the diminutive ‘500’ designation, but don’t expect it to match the combustion-powered hatch’s lighter 1055kg curb weight.
The new electric hot hatch will be a welcome upgrade from the 2011 Jeep Rocket. For the first time, it will likely be available with full LED headlights, a 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless. Android Auto, safety assistance systems and more.
It’s unclear whether the petrol-powered Abarth will go on sale in Europe like the combustion Fiat 500.
The Abarth 500 EV doesn’t have many comparable rivals when it debuts, apart from the slightly larger Cupra Born, MG4 and Mini Electric.