FIAT mod. 600 Multipla

(Italy 1956-1995)

The Fiat 600 Multipla, which was presented at the 1956 Brussels Motor Show, differed from the regular 600 for the bodywork, with its squashed nose, the front axle borrowed from the 1100/1300, the new rear axle ratio (7/45), and the different tracks (front 1.225 m, rear 1.151 m). Three versions of the Multipla were built: 4/5 seater, 6 seater and Taxi.

The car on display was modified for the “Torino Design” exhibition in the Spring of 1995 by the designers of the IDEA Institute, who chose this car as the symbol of Italian car design and an ever-popular example of the incredibly efficient use of space, which could seat 6 people in three and a half metres!

The changes were not structural so that they did not encroach on the legend: for example, the exterior and interior measurements were the same as on the original model. Two-tone paintwork was chosen to match the colours of the interior, which were updated, like the materials used. The steering wheel complete with airbag (there was also a passenger airbag) and the gear lever knob were also new.

 

Engine: 4 cilindri in linea
Capacity: 633 cc
Max power output: 21,5 CV a 4.600 giri/m
Max speed: 90 km/h
Weight: 1.150 kg (a pieno carico)