Fiat has chosen to celebrate its 120th birthday at Geneva with a concept car called—wait for it—the 120. Well, it’s the Centoventi, but that’s the same thing in Italian. This is Fiat setting out its stall for future urban mass mobility.
They’ve got previous for this—after all, the original 500 got Italy moving after WWII. The difference this time around is that the car is electric and extremely customizable. Oh, and you won’t be propping the hatch open to let in more air.
The car would only be produced in one color (Henry Ford would be proud). Then it’d be up to the customer to select one of the four body-color wraps, four roof colors,
The flexibility extends to the car’s range. You’d decide how many batteries you wanted; luckily, Fiat would have started you off with one, giving you 100km of range. Then you’d be able to buy or lease more, each one giving the same amount of range, up to the full-fat 500km.
The car has been designed as an open-top, but you could choose to ‘cap’ it off with a roof. Rather predictably, this cap would be customizable. You could even have one with a solar panel to power the aircon and keep your car fresh when parked. No legs sticking uncomfortably to the seats, like in childhood holidays of the past. And, in fact, the upholstery is rather innovative: It’s a specially formulated, washable plastic that is colored directly in the batch (masses of choice, obviously), meaning an external skin isn’t needed.
The interior would start off extremely minimalist. You would either have one 10-inch display and integrate your smartphone, or a 20-inch one. You then could choose which of the 114 Mopar-designed accessories you wanted or even 3D-print some at home, slotting them in like a big Meccano set.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.