The Italian company wants to marry the retro motif with the postmodern element of electric motion in the next generation of its models that we will see from 2024. Which will revive the Fiat Panda and Punto!
Fiat recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of its historic Lingotto factory in Turin, which will be the inspiration for the style of its future models. In fact, some teasers were released that show the interior and exterior features of the future Fiats.
As we can see, the small element dominates the eye focusing on the dashboard which works like a large case and in the center of it is a thin touch screen. As for the instrument panel, it is attached to the steering wheel.
There are many rounded shapes and everything unnecessary is missing because of the spaciousness. The seats also have a very special design that reminds us of the old models of the brand. Especially the back bench.
Oliver Francois, CEO of Fiat, together with Ginevra Elkann, President of Pinacoteca Agnelli, spoke about the importance of the Lingotto factory for the Italian brand.
The station opened on May 22, 1923, with a test track on the upper floor and a ramp leading down. For a time, it was the second largest factory in the world, behind Ford’s River Rouge plant in Michigan, USA.
Various Fiat Group cars – including the ‘Topolino’ 500 and its post-war successor – were built at Lingotto until 1982, with the Lancia Delta completing 49 years as a factory.
It was later transformed into a retail and cultural complex, housing art exhibitions, shops, restaurants and hotels. It recently hosted the launch of the Abarth 500e.