Fiat unveils the 500L

Fiat 500L-ACP-1
The Italian press called it “Ellezero” from L-zero, the project designation and photographers spent months trying to get an undisguised shot while artists produced their concepts of what Fiat’s new Mini-Fighter would look like. Today, Fiat took the wraps off Ellezero, the new five-door, five-passenger 500L. The “L”...
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The Beetle gets a diesel

VW Beetle TDi-1-ACP
The Volkswagen will introduce the third “Newer” Beetle at the Chicago Auto Show. The latest Käfer, which goes on sale this summer, features Volkswagen’s TDI Clean Diesel engine that gives the car an estimated 39 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city. If the Beetle...
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Ellezero still elusive

Fiat Punto-2012
While artists’ conceptions and spy shots of camouflaged cars abound, images of the real Fiat Ellezero (L0 or L-zero) remain hard to come by even though it’s just about 42 days from its debut during the press previews at the Geneva Auto Show. The Ellezero is supposed to...
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Volvo demonstrates new Road Train technology

Volvo has released a short video demonstrating the progress in the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project. The video includes scenes from testing of road train with 3 and 4 vehicles in up to 90 km/h (about 56 mph) at Volvo’s Hällered proving ground in Sweden...
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