Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact
Production years: 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969

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Fiat introduced in 1964 an updated version for the Fiat 600, which showed more safety features and a better-engineered vehicle.

The 600 was designed as a replacement for the Topolino, one of the Italian brands' biggest successes. But it was on sale since 1936, and it was an old vehicle. The 600 was a good family vehicle, but its rear-hinged doors were considered too dangerous. In 1964, Fiat came with an improved version of the 600: the D-version. And no, the D didn't stand for "diesel."

Fiat hired Dante Giacosa to design the 600. It was the same man that created the Topolino. The Italian carmaker insisted on having a rear-engine vehicle, despite the designer being a big fan of front-wheel-drive cars. Giacosa built the car big enough to fit four adults inside, but not bigger than that. Fiat assigned the same designer to refresh the car's look and change the doors into front-hinged ones.

Inside, the 600D featured a long, metallic dash panel with the speedometer installed in an instrument cluster right in front of the driver. Since the car was very narrow, the designer installed handles to close the doors and vinyl pockets. The 600D featured leatherette upholstery and a folding rear backrest for additional storage. Since the engine was in the back, the front trunk was very small for a longer vacation.

Fiat upgraded the engine along with the rest of the vehicle and provided more power. Four horse-power more, to be precise.

FIAT 600 D 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
  1 gasoline engine
  • 0.8L 4MT (25 HP)
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FIAT 600 D
0.8L 4MT (25 HP)

Displacement:767 cm3
Power:18.4 KW @ 4800 RPM
25 HP @ 4800 RPM
25 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque:34 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
46 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System:Carburetor
Top Speed:68 mph (109 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):40 s
Drive Type:Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox:4-speed manual
Length:129.7 in (3294 mm)
Width:54.3 in (1379 mm)
Height:55.3 in (1405 mm)
Front/rear Track:45.3/45.7 in (1,151/1,161 mm)
Wheelbase:78.7 in (1999 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.7 in (145 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.5
Unladen Weight:1334 lbs (605 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:2039 lbs (925 kg)
Combined:40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
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