Future Fiat lineup will focus on a fully electrified 500 family

The automaker will debut an all-new 500e EV in 2020 with an all-electric 500 wagon joining the party by 2022.

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Automobiles' investors meeting at its Balocco proving grounds in Italy today was surprisingly light on information about the Fiat brand. Where FCA marquees like , Ram, Maserati and will expanding their lineups over the next five years, Fiat will instead be focusing down.

In a nutshell, the Fiat lineup will refocus on refining the 500 model range with an all-new, all-electric 500e coming by 2020. Details are slim at this point, but FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne described it as having a "premium" powertrain with a focus on "city car" performance.

The 500e will be joined by a new 500 Giardiniera model, an all-electric compact wagon with retro-inspired looks sometime before 2022. It's unclear whether the Giardiniera will reach the US; it seems unlikely given FCA's focus on SUVs and high-margin premium vehicles for this market.


The 500 Giardiniera EV's moniker and retro style will hearken back to a compact wagon that ended production in 1975.

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Around the same time, the oft-forgotten 500X and 500L models will be updated with hybrid powertrains, rounding out a fully electrified 500 family of vehicles.

The core Fiat brand's new focus on hybrids and EV is part of FCA's 9 billion euro investment in electrification across most of its brands over the next five years.