Fiat Centoventi wins Car Design News’ prize as “Best Concept Car 2019"
The new "Fiat Panda" Concept, which focuses on customization and on switchable batteries, wins an important design award
The concept car that anticipates the next generation of the best seller FIAT Panda (which will also be available in a full-electric version) has conquered the public since its presentation, during the Geneva Motor Show in 2019.
Yesterday, this concept (called Centoventi) won the prize for Best Concept Car 2019, assigned by Car Design News. The jury, composed of 18 judges, appreciated the revolutionary vision of a tiny city car which aims to introduce an innovative modular concept for the batteries.
The CEO of Fiat Automobiles Brand Global, Olivier Francois, declared “this award makes me extremely proud of our job and the opinion of a very high profile international jury underlines the importance of design in the Centoventi project”.
The design of Fiat Centoventi is not the only winning aspect of the project. The car immediately proposed itself as an electric car for everyone: versatile and affordable. The car is not only highly customizable, but presents a series of new solutions for modular and switchable batteries.
Fiat Centoventi will offer an interesting customization program, called 4U, which will allow you to largely change the aesthetics of the car even after purchasing it.
At any time, in fact, the roof, the bumpers, the wheel covers and the external films for the wrapping of the bodywork can be replaced. In addition to this, you can modify the internal accessories, which are "plug and play", interchangeable and replaceable.
"The success of Centoventi is the result of a great collaboration between the designers of the Fiat Style Center and our engineers in realizing the vision of the brand CEO” - commented Klaus Busse - head of Design FCA for the EMEA region – “Receiving this award is an incredible honor for the whole team, especially because it is assigned by a jury made up of internationally renowned design leaders, expert/professional people who live in the present but who focus their projects to the future".