What should I be paying?
The convertible version of the electric 500 comes at a premium of around £2,600 over the standard car, starting at £26,645 and ranging up to £30,495 after you knock the £2,500 plug-in car grant off Fiat’s list prices. If you’re looking at leasing a 500C you’ll be looking at between £398 and £473 a month.
The 500C comes in Passion, Icon and La Prima trims, ignoring the entry-level Action spec that’s available in the hatchback range. You get 15in, 16in and 17in alloys as you climb through the range, but there are decent levels of kit throughout. Even the entry spec Passion model gets Apple and Android phone syncing, 7in touchscreen, auto aircon, DAB radio and cruise control.
The Icon adds keyless go, a larger infotainment screen (10.25in), traffic sign recognition and auto wipers. Go for the top spec La Prima model and you get swanky looking seats made out of recycled sea plastics, LED headlights, rear parking camera and wireless phone charging. All models can be hooked up to your phone via Fiat’s Uconnect app.
There are various packs available to upgrade your 500C – going for the Comfort Seats Pack is a must. You have to wonder why adjustable seats aren’t standard on the car if anyone at Fiat has ever sat in it. You also get an armrest and a cover for the central cubby for your £300. A bargain, really. The Winter Pack also introduces heated front seats and windscreen, which is another must for an electric vehicle and £450 well spent.