New all-electric Fiat 500 announced as City Car of the Year 2022 at annual Auto Express awards for second consecutive year
The New Fiat 500 has picked up another award win in the UK, being crowned, ‘City Car of the Year’ at the annual Auto Express awards, for the second year in a row.
Judges praised the car for its unparalleled range and affordability, along with its updated technology and exceptional finish. Made up of multiple trim levels – Action, Icon and La Prima, – the New 500 range was recognised by experts at Auto Express as well as being great value for money, stylish and having fantastic real world range.
The New Fiat 500 is the first fully-electric model in Fiat history and boasts a range of best-in-class features such as Level 2 Autonomous Driving technologies and a substantial driving range of up to 199 miles (WLTP) – the longest range of any electric city car on the market today.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief of Auto Express, said “The Auto Express Awards have one aim - to inform car buyers about the best cars on the market to suit their needs. Our readers are at the heart of everything we do and we focus relentlessly on their priorities, using our digital tools to influence our decision-making processes. That's why our awards are trusted above all others by the people that matter most in this industry - our customers.”
“The New 500 brilliantly blends retro and modern, looking cooler than ever. It has a stylish design, feels premium and is an efficient and usable electric car.”
Greg Taylor, UK Managing Director for Fiat and Abarth, said: “Achieving a back-to-back win at the Auto Express awards is no easy feat but yet again this plaudit reaffirms the New 500 as the city car of choice, highlighting the amazing work of our designers and engineers.”
New 500 benefits from a variety of battery options and 85kW fast charging, which enables the battery to reach 80 percent range in just 35 minutes. The car also has three driving modes to choose from; Normal, Range and Sherpa, designed to enhance the driving experience and manage energy efficiency.