Fiat 500, the brand’s icon awarded as “News of the Year.”
The full-electric sedan wins yet another prize: consumers voted it as a 2021 novelty.
Fiat 500 likes it, and it shows. The first fully-electric Lingotto car, already included in the list for the title of “Car of the year,” was awarded the coveted “News of the Year 2021” award announced by Quattroruote. The total electric and 100% Made in Italy model outperformed fifteen other cars racing to get the title.
The readers’ appreciation, which adds to the already many records set by the Fiat 500 during 2020, brings yet another recognition for the sedan family. The fourth time a 500 has won the award as a novelty of the year: it happened in 2008 on its debut, in 2013 with the 500L, and finally in 2016 with the 500X.
Delivered in virtual mode due to anti-Covid restrictions. the title was withdrawn by the country manager for Italy, Eligio Catarinella, who explained the reasons behind the coveted award received: “Urban mobility evolves in a sustainable sense, and for Fiat, it means offering the best solutions with attention to the environment, technological equipment, and connectivity.”
Fiat 500, the new award for the sedan
For the Fiat 500 family, it is the fourth time as “News of the Year.”
Awarded for its technological content, sustainable approach, and unmistakable design, the Fiat 500 is increasingly confirming its place in consumers’ hearts. Since its launch, the Lingotto electric car has been the best-selling in Italy, and the market appreciation turns into excellent results for the entire range of full-electric Fiat 500s.
An iconic, technological city car with an unmistakably 500 style, the sedan was designed to define a winning third generation. In fact, in planning it, the Fiat Style Center worked on the cleanliness of the signs and coherence of language that makes the electric elegant, attractive, and proportionate. The eye wants its part and, in the new model that can make fortunes for Stellantis, nothing has been left to chance.
All this translates into a success that goes beyond the borders of the Bel Paese. Even on the European market, the model of the Italian company is enjoying enormous success. Thanks to its spaciousness and smartphone-friendly technology, the 500 is preparing to experience another year full of satisfactions to try to equal or, why not, exceed all the records set by previous generations of the most successful model of the Lingotto.