Fiat celebrates its hundred and twentieth anniversary at the Geneva auto show this week with the lovely and futuristic Centoventi (which means that “one hundred twenty” in Italian) idea vehicle. The all-electric-powered hatchback shows off Fiat’s imaginative and prescient for a future of modular interiors and customizable exteriors. What’s more magnificent fascinating, it can probably be a preview of the following generation Panda compact car. The interior of the concept features novel customization alternatives. The doorways can be geared up with capabilities that include bottle holders, storage wallets, and stereo audio systems, relying on the character purchaser’s desires or budget. The same idea goes for the seats, which give the buyer the capability to mix and fit from an expansion of cushions and upholstery selections to fit their style. The front seat can be removed, and in its place, a garage field or a child seat can be installed. In the release video (below), Fiat even shows what looks like a puppy carrier connected to the passenger seat’s body. The video also indicates several rooftop alternatives for sporting bags or a surfboard.
The cartoonish excessive-tech digital instrument cluster is ready to internal a dashboard that modernizes the Panda’s trademark “pocket” layout while offering the option to install convenience items consisting of cupholders or a glove compartment. The infotainment device permits for phone or pill integration and shows driver facts on a huge 20-inch display.
However, the traditional traces of the exterior design remind us of boxy Fiat hatchbacks from the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, with a current flair. Historical elements can also be found within the brightly lit emblems on the front and rear of the idea that pay tribute to Fiat script trademarks from the logo’s history and the four-stripe logo that became used from 1991 to 1999–this time, lit inside the inexperienced, white, and red colors of the Italian flag. Modular panels provided in selecting brilliant colors and funky designs might permit customers to get dressed the Centoventi concept to their tastes. Speaking of modular, Fiat additionally says the battery percent on the Centoventi idea is flexible. The car can accommodate as many as five batteries simultaneously, offering a driving range that runs from about 60 miles to upward of three hundred. When charging, the Centoventi concept’s cool Italian-flag lighting fixtures detail the front fascia transitions to a style that suggests the battery’s nation of charge. A similar readout lights up at the hatchback’s rear door.
The vehicle’s charging port is cleverly located at the windshield base, equidistant to both sides of the automobile, to make finding an available charging station extra easy. The idea can also serve as a charger for different EVs in what Fiat calls “electricity sharing” situations. For now, the Centoventi is just an ideal vehicle, but elements from this offbeat hatchback may want to attain production on a destiny Fiat Panda potentially. Whether that automobile will make it to the United States is unknown; however, up to now, Fiat has maintained a nearly all-500 lineup in America, seeing that returning right here in 2011, and the brand’s income have been suffering right here.