TURIN - The Seicento, Fiat's replacement for the Cinquecento, will carry over the entire platform and body structure from its predecessor.
The Seicento is effectively a huge exterior restyling of the Cinquecento, with a brand new interior. Wheelbase and width remain unchanged, but the Seicento will be 50mm longer.
The Seicento will be unveiled at the Geneva auto show in March. Sales begin in April. Fiat will only build the Seicento in Poland, where it now builds the Cinquecento. Target output is 250,000 units a year.
Five-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an option to fit Valeo's clutchless manual transmission. The engine range will be unchanged, with a choice of 54hp, 1.1-liter FIRE and 30hp, 0.9-liter units.