Images of the new Fiat ElleZero, expected to come to America, have surfaced on the Internet. The new Fiat, code named L0 or ElleZero, will be a roomy, 4 door MPV type vehicle. The Fiat ElleZero is expected to join the US Fiat 500 in showrooms sometime in 2013.
Produced in both 5 and 7 passenger versions, this B segment vehicle's length is approximately 161 - 169 inches compared with 139 inches for the Fiat 500.
New Fiat Panda
The new Fiat ElleZero shows a strong family relationship with the Fiat 500, but also mixes the latest Fiat styling cues from the popular Fiat Panda, Europe's number 1 selling A segment car.
This slide taken from Fiat's June 2011 investors presentation shows the new ElleZero due in US showrooms in 2013, but notice there is also a Fiat produced Jeep model due out at the same time...
In Europe, the Fiat ElleZero is expected to have a full range of engines available - the 1.3 L and 1.6 L MultiJet diesels and .9 L TwinAir and the 1.4 L MutiAir gas engines. This leaves a lot of possibilities open for us here in this country.
The Fiat ElleZero chassis has all wheel drive capability. Could we see a Jeep version of that here?
The Fiat ElleZero chassis is different than the US Fiat 500. It is called the SUSW (Small US Wide), and is a widened and US-compliant platform based on the one used by the Fiat Punto and Alfa Romeo MiTo models. The revised chassis will have 4 wheel drive capability.
The Fiat ElleZero will make its debut during the Geneva International Motor Show, March 8-18, 2012. Stay tuned!
Images: Fiat Group Press, Chrysler Media, Quattrororuote