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New Fiat 600 Hybrid confirmed for 2024 release

Combining an efficient powertrain with a tech-filled cabin, here’s all the must-knows about Fiat’s forthcoming hybrid crossover

Fiat 600 Hybrid
  • Two trim grades from launch
  • Hybrid powertrain includes 48-volt battery and 28bhp electric motor
  • Estimated 385 litres of boot space

Fiat has revealed plans to introduce a ‘600 Hybrid’ model to the range in 2024, which will complement the forthcoming 600e electric SUV and look to challenge the best hybrid cars of 2023.

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It gains a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder mild-hybrid engine that works alongside a 28bhp electric motor and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery to produce around 100bhp, which is then sent to the road through a six-speed automatic gearbox. 

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Despite a quoted 0-62mph time of around 11 seconds, the 600 Hybrid’s engine emits around 15% less CO2 (110-114g/km) than its combustion engine-powered sibling, thanks to its ability to recover energy that is otherwise lost during deceleration.

To further its bias towards quiet, comfortable motoring, the 600 Hybrid will come with an ‘E-launch’ setting that enables a smooth start in the car’s all-electric setting. This mode also works when travelling at under 20mph, and is accessible in 0.6-mile bursts.

Also available is an ‘E-creeping’ function, which allows the 600 Hybrid to make a series of small forward movements without the driver having to use the accelerator pedal, and is tailored for slow-moving traffic. Fiat will be hoping these features could make it one of the best city cars of next year.

Two trim levels will be available from launch: the entry-level ‘600 Hybrid’ and the exclusive ‘600 Hybrid La Prima’.

The 600 Hybrid makes use of recycled fabrics for its seats, along with white accents and matte black dashboard trim derived from bio-based plastics. Meanwhile, the 600 Hybrid La Prima features more advanced new technology, headlined by Level 2 Assisted Driving.

Fiat will also offer two connected service packages to choose from. The first, called ‘Connect ONE’, is offered as standard, and allows drivers to both contact emergency services and get monthly vehicle health data. ‘Connect PLUS’, meanwhile, includes navigation and the ability to remotely manage the car through FIAT’s companion app.

Although pricing is not yet confirmed for the hybrid version, we do know that the 600e SUV will start from just under £33,000 and expect the 600 Hybrid to undercut it by several thousand pounds.

Alternatively, check out our story on the latest details of the 2024 Fiat Panda

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Shafiq has had a serial obsession with all things automotive since he experienced his baptism of fire as a seven-year-old in the passenger seat of a fourth-generation Toyota Supra. He then decided to turn this passion into a profession by becoming a double journalism graduate and cutting his teeth at publications like CarThrottle, Electrifying, and The Intercooler.

He now works as a Content Editor at Carbuyer, and looks to keep the nation informed on the latest trends and news in an industry that is embracing its most significant period of change since Bertha Benz’s historic drive in the Patent Motorwagen. 

Shafiq says…

“Whether you’re a traditional enthusiast looking for your next big super saloon or someone who simply wants to find their perfect back-to-basics supermini, there is common ground to be found for both parties right here at Carbuyer. Our goal is simple: to provide you with all the advice and the details that you need to make a calculated decision that satisfies both your head and your heart.”

Shafiq Abidin’s expertise and interests:

  • Mini SUVs
  • Luxury electric saloons
  • Used performance cars

Shafiq Abidin’s top tips for car buyers:

  1. So often, buyers have their hearts set on a particular colour combination or specific cabin details. There’s nothing wrong with that, but a willingness to compromise on trim and design will often pave the way for big savings. At the end of the day, buyers should first and foremost be looking at whether or not a car satisfies their needs, and only secondarily on the more materialistic things.
  2. Having a full log of service stamps and the entire documented history of a used car is everything you need to understand how its life has been lived. Where one car may have just 10,000 miles on the odometer, but has been plagued with issues over its lifespan, another with 50,000 miles could be completely trouble-free – it’s all an indication as to how its previous owners have treated it. Remember, you’re not just buying that car, but you’re also taking on the responsibilities of what its former owners have done with it, so it’s paramount that you don’t underestimate the value of good maintenance.
  3. Do you really need that bigger, more powerful engine? These days, even the mid-level options for a particular model range provide everything you need to make a statement while retaining a large portion of the economy provided by the more ‘boring’ option. Fuel isn’t going to get any cheaper, and finding the right balance is key to ensuring that you won’t be spending more than you’d be happy to.

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