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Video: Fiat 600e

The Fiat 600e channels its Italian identity to stand out from its Jeep, Vauxhall and Peugeot relatives, but is it enough?

Dan Trent

Words by: Dan Trent

Published on 9 October 2023 | 0 min read

The Fiat 500e is one of our favourite small electric cars, the only possible criticism being it’s on the cosy side for growing families. Enter the 600e, channelling much of the 500’s style and proud Italian heritage into a bigger and more practical package. Heritage Fiat was keen to hammer home by staging the launch event in its home city of Turin.
If the location for Alex’s introduction to the car looks familiar that’s because the banked corners in the background are part of the rooftop test track on Fiat’s iconic Lingotto factory. Now a hotel and shopping centre, movie fans may recognise it from the famous scene in the original Italian Job film, though disappointingly there were no electric Minis to chase round the city. Maybe next time. Back to business, and the 600e. Sharing much with other electric crossovers from within the wider group Fiat is now a part, it is actually built on the same production line as the Jeep Avenger Rory tested recently, while also using a lot of the same bits as the Vauxhall Mokka-e and Peugeot e-2008. We’re fans of all of them, so Fiat is building on some solid foundations here. But has it done enough to give the 600e that unique Italian identity we love so much in its 500e little brother? We’ll let Alex explore that as she takes the 600e for a spin around Turin, talks you round its various features and explores how it compares with both its close relatives and rivals from across the competitive small electric crossover field. And whether the ‘Dolce Vita spirit’ Fiat kept going on about in the briefing for the car is anything more than snazzy marketing. Hopefully you enjoy the video and, if so, hit like and join the conversation in the comments thread. If want to see more like this (and haven’t already!) make sure you subscribe while you’re at it and tick the bell for notifications!