The Abarth 500e is not your typical electric car. It is a sporty and fun hatchback that combines the heritage and performance of the Abarth brand with the efficiency and sustainability of the electric powertrain. And it has just won its first award: the prestigious Autonis design award by Auto Motor und Sport, one of the most influential automotive magazines in Germany.
What is the Autonis Design Award?
The Autonis Design Award is an annual recognition of the best car designs in various categories, based on the votes of more than 16,000 readers of Auto Motor und Sport. The award has been running since 2001 and covers both new and existing models in the market.
The Abarth 500e won the award in the category of "small cars", beating competitors such as the Mini Cooper SE, the Honda e, and the Fiat 500e. The Abarth 500e received 28.7% of the votes, followed by the Mini Cooper SE with 20.4% and the Honda e with 15.9%.
This is a remarkable achievement for the Abarth 500e, considering that it is a new model that was launched in Europe in June 2023. It is also the first time that an Abarth model has won the Autonis Design Award, which reflects the appreciation of the readers for the distinctive and attractive design of the Abarth 500e.
What makes the Abarth 500e so special?
The Abarth 500e is based on the Fiat 500e but with significant modifications to enhance its sportiness, agility, and personality. The Abarth 500e features a more powerful electric motor that delivers 135 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9 seconds and reach a top speed of 150 km/h. The battery capacity is also increased to 42 kWh, which gives it a range of up to 320 km on a single charge.
The Abarth 500e also boasts a unique styling that sets it apart from other electric cars. The exterior design is inspired by the iconic Abarth models of the past, such as the Abarth 595 and the Abarth 695. The Abarth 500e features a scorpion badge on the front grille, a dual exhaust system at the rear, and a choice of four colors: white, black, red, and grey. The interior design is equally sporty and elegant, with bucket seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and a digital instrument cluster.
The Abarth 500e also offers a high level of customization, allowing customers to personalize their car according to their preferences. The Abarth 500e is available in two trim levels: Turismo and Competizione. The Turismo trim offers a more comfortable and refined driving experience, while the Competizione trim offers a more dynamic and exhilarating driving experience. Customers can also choose from various options and accessories, such as different wheels, stickers, spoilers, roof colors, and interior materials.
Why should you consider buying an Abarth 500e?
The Abarth 500e is not only a great car for those who love driving but also for those who care about the environment and their wallet. The Abarth 500e is a zero-emission vehicle that can reduce your carbon footprint and save you money on fuel and maintenance costs. The Abarth 500e also benefits from various incentives and subsidies in many European countries, such as tax exemptions, free parking, access to restricted zones, and lower insurance premiums.
The Abarth 500e is also a smart car that can connect to your smartphone and offer you various services and features. The Abarth 500e comes with a dedicated app called Abarth Connect, which allows you to monitor your car's status, performance, battery level, charging history, location, and driving habits. You can also use the app to remotely control some functions of your car, such as locking and unlocking the doors, turning on the lights, and pre-conditioning the cabin temperature. The app also gives you access to exclusive content and offers from Abarth, such as news, events, promotions, and rewards.
The Abarth 500e is a car that can make you happy and proud. It is a car that combines the best of both worlds: the emotion of driving a sporty and fun car and the rationality of driving an efficient and sustainable car. It is a car that has won the hearts of many customers and critics, and now also the Autonis design award. It is a car that deserves your attention and consideration.
If you are interested in buying an Abarth 500e, you can visit the official website of Abarth or contact your nearest dealer. The Abarth 500e has a starting price of €32,900 ($38,700) for the Turismo trim and €34,900 ($41,000) for the Competizione trim. You can also use the online configurator to create your own custom Abarth 500e and see how it looks.
The Abarth 500e is a small car with a big personality and a design award. It is a car that will make you smile every time you drive it. It is a car that will make you stand out from the crowd. It is a car that will make you feel alive. It is a car that will make you say: "This is Abarth."