GM Quality Evaluation Event
Brand boss Olivier François presents the new Fiat 500 at the first test drive
"To really understand the soul of a car, you have to drive it yourself. You have to familiarize yourself with the interior, adjust the driver's seat, grab the steering wheel and take a tour. This is exactly what Olivier François, President of Fiat Brand Global, is doing with the new Fiat 500, the brand's first all-electric vehicle. Production of the third-generation Fiat 500 now opens a new chapter at Mirafiori, where a production line has been completely rebuilt. Around 1,200 people will work in the production of the new Fiat 500. Capacity is 80,000 units per year, but can be further increased if necessary. Fiat has invested a total of over 700 million euros in the new electric vehicle, including the costs of designing, developing and building the production line. Like its 1957 predecessor, the new Fiat 500 is unreservedly "Made in Turin" and "Made at Fiat"".
Ahead of the 2021 Rome E-Prix, rounds 3 and 4 of this season’s FIA Formula E World Championship, Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi tells us more about the changes that have been made to the street circuit in Rome. Lucas di Grassi and his Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler teammate, René Rast, will be racing with the Audi e-tron FE07 at the circuit on April 10 and 11, 2021.
Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, the iX sees BMW redefining the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. With its completely newly developed, precise and minimalist design, the BMW iX is the first representative of a trailblazing generation of cars poised to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of space inside and the relationship between vehicles and those on board. The BMW iX harnesses the latest innovations in the fields of electrification, automated driving and connectivity to deliver a mobility experience which puts people more than ever at its heart. To this end, its design has been developed from the inside out. The BMW iX has been created to provide quality of life and wellbeing for drivers and passengers. The clear and minimalist design of its exterior showcases a new form of mobility geared squarely to the needs of the vehicle’s occupants. Its interior offers those on board innovative options for using the time during a journey – and enjoying relaxation, safety, security, and a new form of luxury in the process.