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SPIED: Fiat Ellezero

2012-01-19 12:29

MULTIPLA REPLACEMENT: Fiat plans to launch a five and seven seat variant of its Ellezero for 2013.


2012 Fiat Abarth

2012-01-13 08:26

The Fiat Abarth 500, 695 Tributo Ferrari and essesse kit have been launched in South Africa,


Fiat is set to replace three models, including the Multipla, with the launch of its new Ellezero MPV at the Geneva Motor Show.

Designed to compete with the Ford's B-Max (not sold in South Africa) and Opel Meriva (set for reintroduction here in May, 2012), the Ellezero is slated to feature styling derived from stable mates, the 500 and Panda hatchbacks.


The model captured in our spy images is about four metres long and is reported to ride on the CUSW (Compact US Wide) platform. The model is likely to be powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine.

The Ellezero will be manufactured in Kragujevac, Serbia and should be launched in Europe later in 2012.

The Italian manufacturer aims to replace its European issue Idea and Lancia Musa offerings with the Ellezero and, when a seven-seat version is launched, introduce a Multipla MPV in 2013. 

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