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.

 

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

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