The two models will be part of Fiat’s parent company Stellantis’ major EV push. Moreover, its European EV portfolio will grow from 22 to 30 this year and to 42 by the end of 2024.
New Fiats are coming
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares confirmed the two new Fiats during an earnings call outlining the company’s record profits in 2022.
CEO Tavares did not disclose the identity of either model. Still, the vehicle rumored to be under the brand Panda will undergo production alongside the new Jeep Avenger EV at Stellantis’ plant in Tychy, Poland. It will use the same eCMP platform.
As the Avenger will also be offered with internal combustion engines in specific markets in southern Europe, the new Panda will also provide a gasoline powertrain as an alternative.
In an interview with Autocar from the previous year, Fiat CEO Oliver Francois discussed the revival of the Italian automaker’s brand. He further suggested that the second model could be the successor to the supermini Fiat Punto, which is no longer in production.
“There will be a big return in the B-segment and crossovers. We’re going back to the most relevant segments. We only have the Fiat 500X now. My objective is to have three.”
Fiat CEO Oliver Francois
Influenced by the 2019 Centoventi concept
After years of neglect by the previous owner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the brand would be revitalized across Europe by introducing two new electric vehicles.
Francois confirmed that two additional crossovers were in the works for the company last year, both of which will have designs strongly influenced by the 2019 Centoventi concept.