Following the success of the new 500, Fiat is considering adding another model to the minicar segment to compete with similar cars expected from Toyota and Renault. If given the green light, the new minicar could arrive on the market by the end of the decade with a price tag close to €5,000.

Back in 2000, Fiat unveiled the Ecobasic at the Geneva Motor Show. The original concept car was designed as a cost-effective urban runabout with a targeted fuel consumption figure of 3.0L/100km and a kerb weight of just 750kg. Though the concept was never meant for production, certain elements such as its plastic construction, low rolling resistant tires and ultra-efficient diesel engine could be carried over to the new minicar.