We already know that Fiat plans to bring a hotter version of the 500 sometime next year, with the 175-horsepower Abarth variant likely to come in both coupe and cabrio flavors. Now comes word that two other 500-branded models are on their way and one of them will be squarely aimed at families.

According to AutoWeek, we can expect to see a fully electric version of the 500 next year, packing a lithium-ion battery pack and carrying a sticker of around $30,000. Development mules are currently testing at Chrysler's Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and it's assumed that the 500 EV will have a range of around 100 miles.

More interestingly, the previously confirmed Fiat crossover will be branded as a 500 and will come equipped with four doors, five seats and a new four-cylinder. The platform, however, will not be based on the current 500's underpinnings and instead use a new compact architecture that will underpin the Compass replacement, two other Jeeps and a new pint-sized crossover from Chrysler. Expect the mini 'ute to debut at next year's Geneva Motor Show, with sales beginning in Europe late next year with the U.S. version arriving in 2013.


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      to your email L
      • 3 Years Ago
      But I'm waiting for (and maybe Chry/Dodg versions of ) other Fiat Models like Stilo, Linea, Punto and Bravo.
      protocollsofzion
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't wait for the mini truck,so i can deliver more pizzas.
      beefchow
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fiat, please release the excellent TwinAir engine in America...
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        Rick C.
        • 3 Years Ago
        -33 A new record.
        Guy Inkägnētō
        • 3 Years Ago
        Versa? LOL! That's the automotive equivalent of dressing in sweats everyday.
        JFT77
        • 3 Years Ago
        How many more times is the Fix It Again Tony comment going to be made regarding ANY article about FIAT, maybe the joke is wearing a little thin now, after all it isn't 1978 anymore and FIAT produces very reliable and entertaining cars, after running a 2004 Panda (which the 500 is based on) for 5 years and not experienced a single fault, except wear and tear I am sticking with FIAT, and then I don't have to see Tony the mechanic
        RJC
        • 3 Years Ago
        How is living in the 70's working for you? By the way, do you remember when Chevys would rust on the showroom floor? And Fords would explode when rear ended? Everyone has come a long way.
          ACSRHS
          • 3 Years Ago
          @RJC
          Don't even bother feeding this troll, not worth the time. There's a reason he got so many downvotes: ignorance.
        priceron398
        • 3 Years Ago
        You are showing your ignorance, It is not only your rice that is fried.
        reattadudes
        • 3 Years Ago
        ..and you're basing your experience on what? I've had my 500 for three months now, and it hasn't been back to the dealer for anything. if you crawled out from under that rock, you'd be aware that the 500 has a stellar reliability reputation worldwide. overpriced? mine was $16,600, and I'm consistently getting 42-44MPG on the highway at 75MPH. what's next, Fried_Rice? an expose from 1977 letting the world know they put Chevrolet engines in Oldsmobiles?
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          Synthono
          • 3 Years Ago
          Because a niche product doing a slow roll out in a limited number of dealers is totally going to sell hundreds of thousands of copies.
          Rick C.
          • 3 Years Ago
          As of a few weeks ago, they barely had 90 or so dealers. It's been a slow progression. It's not like all the dealers came online suddenly and all at the same time.
          Rick C.
          • 3 Years Ago
          Hit send button too quick. So, selling the 8k cars in one year, from just a few dealers to an increasing dealer network, was quite a feat.
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        RJC
        • 3 Years Ago
        12k in sales was the projection for the first year. Right on schedule, if not exceeding. Post fail on your part.
        Thomas D Hilton III
        • 3 Years Ago
        Out of only 100 Dealerships..
      Seo Sırları
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is too small for me :)
      Markus Xenig
      • 3 Years Ago
      As an Italian I can say that Americans are going TOTALLY DUMB !!! Here fiat 500 is an ordinary car,try to come here with a Mustang a Camaro or a Challenger and you wull see the whole nation turn heads....and dumb Americans have the luck to have these jewels at half the price we have and they dumbily and unbeleviably buy ....fiat 500.........now I can understand why US is losing its world dominance
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Markus Xenig
        Wait, what? Just because we're buying cars, it means we're losing world dominance? Your hate for the US is blinded by absolute stupidity.
          Markus Xenig
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          You probably are too dumb to understand. I will buy ONLY American cars if I would live in America...the BIG REAL American cars not the fiat 500 which are for losers. The ones who REALLY hates US are the American themselves who have betrayed one of the most important icon of their country...THE BIG AMERICAN CARS...
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      rog214nj
      • 3 Years Ago
      ugly piece of junk... buy a fiesta or cruze focus impreza.... anything but that
      Michael Davidson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anything with an engine bigger than 500 cc should not be called the "500." That's where the name came from in the first place.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Michael Davidson
        Actually, the 500 had more choice of engines than just the 499cc engine. It also had a 479cc and 594cc engine.
      kmanning83
      • 3 Years Ago
      And the Fiat-sponsored AB marketing push for this over-priced chick car continues. This thing can't go the way of the PT Cruiser soon enough.
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