Fiat's forthcoming Ford B-Max rival will be launched at the Geneva motor show
3 March 2012

The forthcoming Fiat Ellezero mini-MPV has been spied undergoing winter testing near the Arctic Circle. It is due to be launched at the Geneva motor show.

The new rival to the Citroën C3 Picasso and Ford B-Max bears a clear resemblance to the latest Panda in its six-window styling, while the nose treatment is similar to that of the Fiat 500.

Engines are likely to include the 84bhp turbocharged two-cylinder TwinAir, the 75bhp and 94bhp 1.3 Multijet diesels and the 99bhp 1.4-litre petrol unit.

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26 January 2012

if its anyway as good as the new Panda, it should be a cracker of a car! Fiat finally could be back on form & hopefully will reverse its long decline in Europe.

26 January 2012

Looks good but it is going to have to be a step up in both ability in quality to differentiate it from their other small MPV, the Qubo.



It's all about the twisties........

26 January 2012

Let's hope they sort the ride too.

26 January 2012

[quote TegTypeR]their other small MPV, the Qubo[/quote]

The Qubo is very much a utilitarian vehicle that does nothing to disguise its commercial vehicle roots. This is going to play more in the territory of the Venga, IX25, Jazz, BMax and original A-Class; an overdue replacement for the Musa and the Idea.

Let's hope it's good and let's hope it comes with a decent auto'box since it's going to be targeted at people who live in congested cities but need more space than in a Punto

It'd be interesting to see how the 7-seater version comes out. Most 5+2-seaters (Grand Picasso, Grand Scenic, new Zafira, C-max7) are now close to the size of an Ulysse; the Touran is the only one that (just) stays under 4.40 metres so if the ElleZero, thanks to its supermini underpinnings, can offer decent packaging and a spare wheel, it's potentially on to a winner.

26 January 2012

Hmmm, that clunky sat-nav on the dash will need to go!

Where has all Japanese design went to?

26 January 2012

So long as FIAT keeps the price low, it should do well.

An Abarth version would be a bit of a laugh...

26 January 2012

Is this the long-rumoured 5 door, bloated version of the 500? AE 'pictured' a version of this recently, and it didn't look too nice (in my opinion).

If it is, I wonder if it will be as well received on this forum as the MINI Countryman.

26 January 2012

Am I being a bit slow here.... "Ellezero"...?

Elle...L, ie roman numerals for 50.....50 zero...50..0?

It is the big 500!

26 January 2012

[quote giulivo]if the ElleZero, thanks to its supermini underpinnings, can offer decent packaging and a spare wheel, it's potentially on to a winner.[/quote]The Multipla was ahead of its time on this front - shorter than the Bravo of the day, but with six seats. It's a shame the British public weren't adventurous/humorous enough to buy them.

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