As usual with EVs, we'll quote prices after deduction of the usual government Plug-in car Grant (£3,000). The fixed-top model range starts with base 'Action' trim, priced from around £20,000 - but that only gets you the restricted 23.8kWh battery. Ideally, you'd want this car with the gutsier 42kWh battery pack fitted to the rest of the range, which means prices starting from around £23,500. With that bigger battery, you choose between plusher 'Passion', 'Icon' and 'La Prima' trim levels that also apply to the 500 cabriolet model (which commands a premium over the fixed-top of around £2,500).
One nice little touch across the line-up is that the legally required low-speed acoustic warning sound that warns pedestrians of your approach in town is taken from the musician Nina Rota's score for the film 'Amacord'. Fiat wanted this acoustic warning sound to play like a melody, like the ring tones of your phone.
Across the range, you get the brand's latest 'U connect 5' 10.25-inch centre-dash infotainment screen, which is fully connected and based on the Android operating system. It includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone-mirroring. The 'La Prima' launch-spec model comes with a panoramic glass roof, full-LED headlights, 17-inch diamond-cut wheels and chrome-plated side panel inserts. It will be offered with three exclusive paint shades. Inside, there's eco-leather upholstery for the dashboard and the seats.
Safety kit includes big car-style features like autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and a 360-degree parking assist system. As an option, Fiat is offering an intelligent adaptive cruise control system, which combines automatic lane keeping and a feature that will keep you a predefined distance from the vehicle ahead.