Fiat Project L-Zero Coming in 2013 [Updated]
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Not much is known about the car, but Fiat North America's Laura Soave said in an interview with Motor Trend that the new B-segment contender is likely to debut in 2013, but hasn't mentioned whether the car will come in the form of a sedan or a hatchback.
Now that Fiat is working hard on expanding its American lineup, rumors regarding a possible merger between Fiat and Chrysler emerged again and CEO of both companies Sergio Marchionne hasn't denied such a possibility
“Who knows? In the next two or three years, we could be looking at one entity. It could be based here,” he was quoted as saying by Autonews. "[We're considering a number of] alternatives and scenarios. First we need to integrate them operationally and then look at governance," he added.
In the meantime, Fiat is also gearing up for the 2011 Geneva Auto Show this March, a moment that will mark the revival of the Lancia brand, with some of its models to be based on Chrysler platforms. Lancia will thus present a whole new lineup at the Swiss show, including redesigned versions of the Thema, Flavia, Flavia Convertible and Grand Voyager.
Update: the Project L-Zero is to take place in Serbia startin in May or June of 2012. Read the full story here!
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On 17 April 2011 at 22:29 UTC, Marko said:
New Fiat L-Zero will be manufactured exclusively in Serbia, at the same factory that once produced famous Yugo, also once sold in America.
On 21 September 2011 at 16:26 UTC, Amos said:
@Marko, you really can't say 'the same factory' that made Yugo. $1 billion was or will be invested in that factory until L-zero production starts. So it's different owner and completely new factory.
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