The hybrid ‘Fiat 500’ that became a Daewoo

In the early 1990s, Fiat came up with a modern interpretation of an old concept: the Fiat Cinquecento. With its rather angular carriage, it was a child of its time, but at the same time a more futuristic view of the ‘modern 500’ was developed. A car that never went into production at Fiat.

As its name indicates, the Cinquecento (Italian for 500) was intended as a spiritual descendant of the Fiat 500. However, Fiat decided to present the city car of the 90s entirely on the basis of the design style that was applicable at the time. Also technically, the Cinquecento looked little like its distant ancestor. The engine was simply in the front and drove the front wheels. Its – compared to other cars of the time – simplicity and small size were actually the biggest similarities. ID Cinquecento Italdesign ID Cinquecento Yet in 1992 a car appeared that was a lot more reminiscent of the primal 500. The ID Cinquecento, put on paper by design house Italdesign. That was the assignment…

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