2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid

It’s been a while since we heard that fans can expect a hybrid version of the most popular Fiat crossover. Well, it seems like we are close to an official announcement. The 2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid could appear very soon, although previous predictions placed it in 2019 season. With the revolutionary turn in production, Italian company could turn attention to its model. Also, it could end critics about the look and design. Fans are not happy with it, but a big boost in fuel economy and performance can make them turn a blind eye.

2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid

2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid innovations

In recent years Fiat is very aggressive on the crossover market. With the refresh of its 500 SUV, most of the car world had something to say about it. Radical changes in design caused negative critics, but upcoming innovations in engine room should be breathtaking. The Italian company is not going for a powerful system, but rather hybrid. Nevertheless, there will be more energy with better mpg rating. From leaking sources we’ve heard that development is going well, and there is big chance to see 500 Hybrid SUV in 2018.

2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid interior

2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid system

The combination of the standard unit with an electric motor is a revolutionary move by Fiat. This technology should launch its crossover into a new competition, and probably raise interest in other products. The base engine is a 1.3-l MultiJet diesel unit. With the support of a 48-volt battery, 2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid can perform better. We still don’t know if the Italian manufacturer will come out with standard gasoline drivetrain in a hybrid model, but this combo will be enough for the start. Not only that hybrid does better in mpg rate, but also in emission. This is very important if Fiat wants to test US market.

2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid drivetrain

 

2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid release date

The 2018 Fiat 500 Hybrid will come somewhere during next year. Development is still ongoing, so exact dates are unknown. At first, this unit was planned for 2019. Nevertheless, ahead of plan, the new hybrid will compete some luxurious vehicles, such as Maserati Levante.

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