FIAT Teases New Topolino Electric Quadricycle

New City Transport Borrows Name & Styling Elements From The Original 500...

FIAT has embarked on a journey to revive one of its most iconic nameplates, the Topolino, with a modern twist. Introducing the Fiat Topolino, an all-electric quadricycle based on the Citroën Ami, which represents another milestone in FIAT’s electrification strategy. With a focus on targeting young urban customers, Topolino joins FIAT’s lineup of electric vehicles, including the 500e, E-Doblo, and E-Ulysse.

The reintroduction of the Topolino nameplate pays homage to the original Fiat 500, known as the Topolino, which was produced from 1936 to 1955. The Fiat 500, or Topolino, was renowned for its practicality and agility on Europe’s crowded and narrow city streets, making it an ideal solution for urban mobility.

Citroën My Ami Tonic. (Citroën).

FIAT proudly states that the new Topolino embodies the Italian spirit and the essence of the “dolce vita” lifestyle. From the front, the Topolino clearly resembles the FIAT brand, with its unique styling differentiating it from the Citroën Ami.

Compared to its sibling models, the Citroën Ami and Opel Rocks-e (a rebadged Ami), the Fiat Topolino features notable design changes, especially at the front. It boasts a brand-specific smooth fascia, showcasing two prominent round headlights and two smaller round turn signals beneath them. This gives the Topolino a friendlier face and draws inspiration from the larger Fiat 500e.

2023 Fiat Topolino Quadricycle. (FIAT).

The Topolino is showcased without doors in the released photo, hinting at a potential beach buggy variant similar to the Citroën My Ami Buggy. This open-air version also features a folding fabric roof, paying tribute to the original Topolino design elements.

While FIAT has not yet revealed detailed photos of the interior and rear end, they are expected to be similar to the Citroën Ami. The interior is likely to feature similar seating arrangements, and the rear end will likely exhibit styling cues consistent with the front.

The Fiat Topolino is expected to share its all-electric powertrain with the Citroën Ami. This includes a 5.5 kWh battery pack powering an 8 horsepower (6 kW) engine. The range is estimated to be around 47 miles (75 kilometers) on the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC), with a top speed limited to 28 mph (45 kph).

Citroën My Ami Buggy Limited Edition. (Citroën).

According to European regulations, quadricycles like the Topolino can be driven with or without a license by individuals over the age of 16. This classification aligns with Topolino’s positioning as a low-speed, city-oriented vehicle.

The Fiat Topolino is set to be produced in Morocco and will initially be available in select markets. While the pricing has not been officially announced, it is speculated to start around €10,000 (approximately $10,700). There are no indications that the Topolino will be available in the North American market.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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