The New Fiat 500 took home two awards at the at What Car? Magazine’s ‘Car of the Year 2021’ awards. The nimble convertible city car was lauded for its suitability for the urban environment.
Both models are electric vehicles and the Cabrio Icon is the first battery-powered car to ever win the annual convertible award.
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Jurors were impressed by the car’s driving range and style and fantastic interior.
The 500 Cabrio gives other electric car rivals such as the Honda E and Mini Electric a run for their money, according to What Car? and can drive much farther on a single charge. The rival vehicles don’t come with a retractable roof either.
The jurors also noted that the slightly more affordable 500 Icon also outstripped rivals on a single charge and can go up to 321 kilometres, which is a nice surprise, considering that range is not a priority in city cars.
Both models can reach a top speed of 241km/h in 9 seconds
“If ever a car was born for urban driving, it’s the Fiat 500,” declared the jurors.