Fiat has announced that from July 1, 2022, it will abandon all non-electrified options from its range in the UK, offering only soft hybrids and fully electric models. This is another step towards the electric future of the Italian automaker he wants to become Brand only for EV until 2027.
According to the official website of Fiat UK, the only other models that were still available with a clean engine in the UK market were the Tipo and 500X, equipped with different versions of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, starting with diesel. the electrically powered options are already gone.
Fiat says that in 2021 there was the largest annual increase in registrations of electrified vehicles in the UK, indicating that buyers are interested in reducing emissions and more mileage. More specifically, compared to the previous year, there was an increase in the amount of BEV by 88.3 percent, an increase in HEV by 43 percent and an increase in the number of MHEV by 18.5 percent.
Electrification of the Fiat model line began in 2020 with 500 Hybrid and Panda Hybrid, both of which use a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine with a 12-volt soft-hybrid system. In the same year Fiat introduced fully electric 500 which remains the only EV proposal. Finally, in early 2022, the entire lineup of the brand was electrified with its debut 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybridequipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a 48-volt soft-hybrid system.
The next step for Fiat is to introduce more fully electric models that benefit from Stellantis parts. The new range will include fully electric supermini as the spiritual successor to the Fiat Punto, and three new electric crossoversall from 2023 to 2027.
Fiat has been dropping all Pure ICE models from the UK since July
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