After Opel, it is now Fiat’s turn to present its own interpretation of the Ami. However, this time, the design has been revisited. The Topolino sports a unique face inspired by the Fiat 500.
We were eagerly anticipating the arrival of the 600, Fiat’s new urban SUV. But the Italian manufacturer has surprised us with another model: the Topolino. This name, which means “little mouse” in Italian, was previously used for the first Fiat 500, not the one from 1957. It refers to the version produced between 1936 and 1955.
The rumors were correct: Fiat dug into the brand’s archives to resurrect this name and apply it to a revised and corrected version of the Citroën Ami. The Ami had already been rebadged by Opel in Germany as the Rocks-e. However, Fiat had the opportunity to rethink the car’s design. As seen in the first and only official photo, the face of the Topolino is distinctive.
It is clearly inspired by the 1957 Fiat 500, with round headlights surrounded by chrome-like accents and small round turn signals below. The distinct ribbing above the logo and the gray protective bar are also reminiscent of the Fiat 500.
The rear has not been revealed, so it remains to be seen if it is “symmetrical” like the Ami. The configuration of the interior is also unknown, although a glimpse behind the windshield reveals a unique upper dashboard design. However, the seats are the same as those in the Ami, indicating that comfort may not be improved.
According to Fiat, the Topolino embodies the Italian “dolcevita” lifestyle. It is presented without doors and features a canvas sunroof. Is there a version with doors? We do not know… In reality, we have very little information as Fiat has not provided any specific details. However, it can be assumed that the technical aspects remain unchanged, as the Topolino continues to be an electric quadricycle limited to 45 km/h.
The mystery remains regarding the launch date.