Sao Paulo Motor Show: Fiat Mio

October 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

Another smart, small Fiat (see below), but this one’s just conceptual. The 98 inch-long Mio, on display this week at the Sao Paulo Motor Show, has been developed by Fiat’s Brazilian division in a kind of open-source process: over 17,000 Fiat fans registered to contribute ideas via Facebook and Twitter, with 2million people from 160 countries viewing the project.

The end result is this two-seater with lounge-style cabin, sofa-like seats, autonomous guidance, multimedia and phone integration, head-up displays, touchscreen controls and eco-friendly, sustainable-source construction materials. But is it rather retrograde-looking, like the ‘future cars’ of the 1990s? More on the project at fiatmio.cc.

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