The third door will be only on the right side of the New 500, meaning that it would be on the driver’s side in the UK and Ireland.
The three-door version would be the third variant of the New 500, after a hatchback and convertible. It will be built in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Mirafiori factory in Turin, Italy. FCA has installed capacity of 80,000 units a year there for the three variants.
Fiat will announce the price of the three-door variant at a later date, but it is expected to be higher than the hatchback but less than the convertible.
The launch edition of the New 500, called Prima, starts at 34,900 ($40,600) euros for the hatchback and 37,900 for the convertible in Italy, including installation of a wallbox home-charging point. Fiat has not announced any other prices for the New 500. A gasoline-engine Fiat 500 starts at less than 15,000 euros.
The New 500 is powered by an 87-kilowatt (116 hp) electric motor and a 42-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack. Fiat says it has a range of 320 km (200 miles) on the WLTP test cycle.
Compared with gasoline-powered versions of the car, the New 500 is 60 mm longer, at 3,631 mm; 60 mm wider, at 1,687 mm; 20 mm taller, at 1,508 mm; and its wheelbase has grown by 20 mm to 2,320 mm.