The Fiat 600 or the Seicento is a super-mini produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat. The particular model first entered production in the year of 1955 and continued until 1969. This model was the first to ever have a rear positioned engine.
The development process of the Fiat 600 mirrored the layout of the Volkswagen beetle and the Renault 4CV. During this time Fiat became an extremely popular car brand with the aim being ‘an economical but capable vehicle‘.
Features Of The Fiat 600
Just some of the car’s incredible breakthrough characteristics include;
- A hydraulic drum brakes on all four wheels.
- A suspension single double-mounted leaf-spring, which acts as a stabiliser for the vehicle.
- Gas charged shock absorbers.
- An independent coil-over-shock absorber setup coupled to semi-trailing arms at the rear.
The Fiat 600 is water-cooled vehicle with an ample cabin heater. All Fiat models of the 600 had generators with a mechanical external regulator. After popularity grew only a year later, in 1956, a soft-top version was introduced to the market. In the same year, due to growing popularity of the vehicle, a six-seater variant was produced.
The Fiat 600 is an iconic Italian vehicle, that to this day, is still looked upon as a traditional and true mini. This vehicle has gone onto inspire many of the popular vehicles we see on todays roads, with a series of breakthrough features and characteristics this model will forever go down in history. For more on Fiat visit: https://www.fiat.com.au