The range proposed by Fiat is now 100% electrified with the launch of the new 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybrid. Two versions that close a path that began with the 500 Hybrid and Panda Hybrid, continued with the New 500 and Ulysse with electric engines and with the launch of the 48-volt hybrid engine for the new 500X and Tipo, allowing the Turin brand to offer at least one low-emission version for each model, advancing along the path of energy transition and sustainable mobility. Moreover, this is an almost ‘necessary’ response to the growing demand for this technology in the reference segment and above (+ 30% in the last year).
The solution adopted for these two models – also available in the special series (Red) – is more powerful and refined than the one seen previously: in fact the new engine that equips the 500X and Tipo Hybrid also represents the state of the art of a simple technology. but efficient. The performance of the two models is based on the synergy between the new generation FireFly engine, a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo petrol capable of delivering up to 130 HP with a torque of 240Nm, and the e-motor from 48 Volt and 15 KW, housed in the new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which stands out for its smoothness and efficiency.
This is the first Hybrid in Fiat that uses the electric motor by completely disconnecting the petrol engine which, in the total WLTP cycle, can remain inactive up to 47% of the time. Thanks to the advanced hybrid technology, the work of the FireFly is supplemented by the support of a BSG electric motor that allows a silent and 100% electric start, and by the e-motor that improves the efficiency and dynamics of the vehicle, also allowing you to travel with the thermal engine switched off, the result is lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reduced by up to 11%, with a further lowering of the Total Cost of Ownership.
If we consider the urban cycle alone, the percentage reaches up to 62%. As a result, the new 48-volt Hybrid is a petrol engine that consumes less than a diesel in the urban cycle, with averages of even less than 5 liters per 100 km. All this with brilliant performance that allows the Tipo to reach 100km / h in just 9 seconds (9.4 for the 500X) because the e-motor delivers torque almost instantaneously, thus promptly supporting the thermal performance in phase. recovery and optimizes its performance, mitigating the turbolag effect and ensuring prompt response to throttle requests. Similarly, if the operation starts from pure electric, there will be the ignition of the thermal to integrate the power request.
As Olivier Francois, FIAT CEO and CMO Stellantis explains “today we can offer all our customers a sustainable mobility solution, whatever their mobility needs, with simple technology and at an affordable cost, and I am extremely proud of this because is consistent with our vision: ‘It’s only green when it’s green for all’. But it’s not over. Our journey towards sustainable mobility for all continues, the goal – as I have already announced – is to launch as early as next year a new vehicle every year, each with an electric engine and to have a fully electric range from 2027 “.