Fiat’s New Topolino — Look Familiar?

Stellantis has taken the innovation that its Citroën brand first introduced with the Ami 100% electric, sharing it now with Fiat after Opel came to market in August 2021 with their version called the Rocks-e.

Opel Rocks-e

Unabashedly an Ami, Fiat has revealed the first image of its “new”, very small electric car and giving it the name Topolino, which literally means ‘baby mouse’, that the public bestowed on the very first Fiat 500 from the company introduced in 1936.

1936 Fiat Topolino

Fiat says the new Topolino aims to “bring a smile” and “joy, optimism and fun” back to our dour, grey streets. It also says it is “fit for every generation”, so like the Ami, wants to appeal to a younger generation.

Fiat’s take on the Ami seems cleaner with less fussy lines.

“The all-electric Fiat Topolino quadracycle is ready to contribute to expanding urban electric mobility and bring all the optimism of its namesake to an accessible, all-electric version that encapsulates all the coolness of the Fiat 500,” said Fiat.

Presumably like the Ami, the Topolino will have a 6kW electric motor and a 5.5kWh battery allowing it to travel at a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) and go 69 kilometers (43 miles) on a single charge.

Citroën Ami

Subtle styling changes to a common platform seem to be the future direction Stellantis is taking across many of its brands. Where that leaves a homogenous Citroën in the future is anybody’s guess.

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