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Fiat Centoventi wins prestigious concept design award

Fiat Concept Centoventi

The adorable Fiat Concept Centoventi has been named Best Concept Car of 2019 in the Car Design Awards.

It’s thought that the Centoventi (Italian for 120) will go into production as an electric replacement for the Fiat Panda.

The Car Design News (CDN) jury, which is made up of 18 directors directors from top manufacturers, praised the revolutionary car as it “stands out for its innovative modular concept and exceptional use of colours and materials”.

Fiat Concept Centoventi

Fiat says the Centoventi “is both minimalist and fully customisable”. It will come in only one livery, which can be customised via a ‘4U’ program, with a choice of four roof covers, four bumpers, four wheel wraps and four paint wraps.

The interior accessories are interchangeable and can be installed in ‘plug-and-play’ mode – from the cluster and storage pockets to the seats and child seats – directly by the customer.

The exteriors are wrappable, the bumpers can be customised, and various roof covers are available to dress it up as the seasons change or according to customer preferences.

Even the range is modular. Apparently, the innovative battery architecture means it can be varied (from 62 to 310 miles) according to a buyer’s specific requirements, making it perfect for driving both in the city or longer journeys.

“Winning this award makes me extremely proud and a jury of such a high international caliber has highlighted the importance of design in the Centoventi project,” said Olivier François, President of Fiat Brand Global.

“This is Fiat’s vision for the future of democratic electric mobility, based on more than 120 years of history.”

The acclaimed Concept Centoventi’s trophy cabinet already boasts the Red Dot Award 2019 and the Trophées Argus 2020 Special Jury Prize.

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