Abarth will reveal its first electrical automobile this month.
The Abarth New 500, because the teaser video has been labelled, will probably be revealed on November twenty second at 2pm CET – or midnight AEDT on the twenty third.
The automobile depicted is completed in the identical color – Acid Yellow – seen in a (*22*).
While the Twitter teaser reveals the Abarth’s new wheel design, the sooner leaked picture provides us a greater take a look at the Abarth’s entrance finish, which seems to share its headlights with the associated Fiat 500e however differs in key particulars.
The grille space continues to be closed off, however the two horizontal chrome strains and outsized 500 badge have been switched out for a easy however nonetheless giant Abarth wordmark.
The bumper includes a honeycomb as an alternative of rectangular sample on each the closed-off sections and the open air consumption, and there’s a entrance splitter.
Though no pictures of the rear have surfaced, we’d anticipate an identical stage of differentiation right here with a novel rear bumper.
Peer nearer and there look like sports activities seats inside, as one would anticipate of an Abarth.
While we all know Abarth will probably be an EV-only brand from 2024, we don’t know what the 500e-based hatch will probably be known as or how highly effective will probably be.
Up-spec 500es function an electrical motor with 87kW of energy and 220Nm of torque, mated with a 42kWh lithium-ion battery.
WLTP vary is 320km, it may be topped up at a DC quick charger at as much as 85kW, and it does the 0-100km/h dash in 9.0 seconds.
In distinction, the Abarth 595/695 in Australia includes a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 132kW of energy and 250Nm of torque and a claimed 0-100km/h time of both 6.7 or 6.9 seconds relying on the transmission.
The Abarth EV will probably be fairly distinctive as there’s little in the way in which of sporty EVs this measurement. Alpine has a small, sporty electrical hatchback within the works, however it’s understood to be a measurement bigger.
The Fiat 500e was revealed all the way in which again in 2020 however will lastly be launched in Australia throughout the first half of 2023.
It’s accessible as a hatchback, convertible, or an uncommon four-door hatchback physique model with two doorways on one facet à la the defunct Hyundai Veloster.
Available options embrace full LED headlights, 15- to 17-inch alloy wheels, “eco” leather-based trim, electrical entrance seat adjustment, self-dimming rear-view mirror, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, JBL Premium sound system, and a wi-fi telephone charger.
There’s additionally a ten.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system working Uconnect 5 and that includes wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Safety options lengthen to adaptive cruise management, autonomous emergency braking, lane centring help, visitors signal recognition, and ‘Level 2’ self-driving functionality.
In Australia, the 595 Competizione will probably be changed by the just about an identical 695 Competizione in the fourth quarter of this year. The few adjustments comprise a brand new seat meeting and roof antenna and revised color palette.