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If it’s retro charm you’re after, not many new cars come close to the chic Fiat 500. With looks harking back to the Fifties classic of the same name, this reimagining of the 500 (Cinquecento in Italy) turns heads like few other cars in its price bracket.
Confusingly, there are actually two versions of the Fiat 500 to choose from: the pure electric version that Fiat is calling the New 500, along with the previous-generation, petrol-powered model that’s been rebranded the 500 Hybrid and remains on sale. It’s the electric version we’re focusing on here – visit our Fiat 500 Hybrid review if you want to read about that.