FIAT at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Fiat will take part in the 2012 Geneva Motor Show which will take place in less than a month. The brand will present a range of cars, which entirely exude the spirit of "Italian technology and design". First and foremost, the Motor Show, the new 2012 FIAT 500L will make its world debut. The new 500L is the star of brand. In the name 500L - the L letter stands for ‘Large'. Hence, this large edition of the Fiat 500 will be included in the range of the model. This will expand the 500 lineup will offer customers new experiences and opportunities. Four models of the new car will be on display to give the viewers a good idea of the potential of the new model that will be introduced in Europe during the end of 2012. In details, the engine range of the 500L consists of two petrol engines (TwinAir and 1.4 litres), and one turbodiesel engine (1.3 MultiJet II).
Furthermore, additional space is also given to the new innovations of the 500 range. The Fiat 500 America numbered edition will also make its debut in Geneva. This model has only 500 numbered saloon units and 500 numbered convertible units produced. Next, the new Fiat 500 Color Therapy is another interpretation of the 500. Of course it will also be on display. This version interprets and expands on the colorful pop-inspired 500 model by revisiting and celebrating a few of the pastel color combinations that made it famous in Italy and around the world in the 1960's and 1970's. Fiat 500 America will be available at dealerships from March this year, while Fiat 500 Color Therapy – from June. At last, at the stand will also be on display a boutique version of the 500 – namely the Fiat 500 Gucci Convertible.
The other star in the show will be 2012 Fiat Punto, which is the evolution of a best seller. This is Fiat's best-selling model, with 8.5 million units sold in Europe. Now it has an updated look and two-cylinder 85 HP (63 kW) TwinAir turbo engine. The model is the perfect balance between eco-friendliness (98 g/km CO2) and driving pleasure (85 HP (63 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) at 2,000 rpm of torque). In addition, it will also show a new specific trim level with a unique look, and exclusive color. On display beside this special version will also be a Punto 2012 that joins highly recognizable elements such as the color, Exotica Red, together with the performance of the 135 HP (99 kW) 1.4 MultiAir Turbo S&S engine.
Furthermore, at the Geneva Motorshow spotlights will be turned on the Fiat Freemont AWD (All-Wheel Drive). It has all the characteristic of a SUV, the typical handling of a station wagon, and the room of a 7-seater MPV. The new four-wheel drive version is matched with the 170 HP (125 kW) 2.0 MultiJet 2 and 280 HP (206 kW) 3.6 V6 petrol engines.
Next to be seen in Geneva is the new 2012 Fiat Panda, which is the market's city car. Two new features of the model that are bound to appeal will make their debut in Geneva: the new 85 HP (63 kW) TwinAir Turbo version with Dualogic gearbox. This is the ideal combination for driving in the city. Last but not least, there will also be presented the "Blue&Me TomTom2 LIVE" device. It combines the advantages of an infotainment system integrated with the car and connected to the network with those of a portable navigation system.
The Fiat Bravo Street also makes its debut in Geneva. These new edition series embody the latest trends at accessible price. The Bravo Street comes with the 120 HP (88 kW) 1.4 T-Jet Petrol and 120 HP (88 kW) 1.6 MultiJet Ds engines, both with the right balance of performance and savings.
At last in Geneva will be previewed, the new 120 HP (88 kW) Fiat Doblò 1.4 T-Jet with the only turbocharged petrol engine of the class. The engine develops maximum power of 120 HP and torque values at the top of the category (206 Nm (151 lb-ft) at 2000 rpm). It features 7-seater cabin, which strengthens the family space positioning of the model.