New Fiat boasts a built-in espresso maker
July 16th, 2012
11:45 AM ET
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Drivers love fancy technology extras packed in their car and Fiat is hoping their latest innovation may be the best yet – one that can save you a trip to your favorite coffee store.

But the car designers new innovative addition to their latest line, due out in Italy in October, is landing them in some hot water with some consumers concerned about it adding to a mounting list of things that distract drivers. However, the car maker says, don't rush to judgement, you can't brew up a cup unless your car is stopped.

Their new crossover model the Fiat 500L boasts a whole range of accessories, but the one drawing the most attention and perhaps concerns, is their built-in espresso machine. That's right. Forget your Starbucks runs, or trying to rush out the door to work with your homemade brew. Instead, inside your console you'll find a "new coffee machine created in collaboration with Lavazza," considered to be the Starbucks of Italy.

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  1. Oliver O. Oliver

    My wife wants one of these cute little cars. I've been a little resistive because, well, its a Fiat and it's too much like a clown car. So just like the clown car, where did they find room for an espresso maker?

    Fiat says as a safety concern espresso can only be made when the car is standing still. I can't see that slowing breakfast down in most city morning traffic. My complaint with this idea is there is no optional toaster.

    July 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • angrybabykitty

      What about a waffle maker? Or possibly a mini fridge?

      These things tend not to hold up very well in accidents.

      July 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
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