Growing up, Laura Arias dreamed of being an artist or an inventor. Today, she’s an exterior designer for Alfa Romeo and believes automotive design is a blend of art and invention. Learn more about the Drive for Design contest at StellantisDriveforDesign.com.
FIAT 500 e as electric
It looks really different than its buddies and predecessors with combustion engine. But the colleagues from Fiat had to give us one in pink...Like the Smart, the new FIAT 500 is only available in electric version. We drove it as a convertible in the "Icon" version. It is said to have a range of 320 km according to WLTP and a quick charge from "empty" to 80% in only 35 minutes. As the only one in its segment it can even drive autonomously on level 2. We found "La Cinquecento" with its range convincing, ... . . except the car color.
The Impreza exterior receives an updated front bumper cover and grille design, and the rear combination light design has been refined for 5-door models. Ocean Blue Pearl has been added to the color palette. The 2020 Impreza comes standard with legendary Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine with direct fuel injection that produces 152-horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. Available on all trim levels is the Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) which, on Premium and above, features a 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters that allows the driver to control the transmission via seven pre-set ratios. The 2020 Impreza achieves up to 36 highway MPG and more than 450 miles on a full tank, making it one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles sold in the U.S.
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