New Fiat Has Espresso Maker in Cup Holder

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Could a car stereo dealer find himself in the coffee business one day?

Fiat 500 coffeemakerFiat will be adding a new option to the upcoming 500L due in 2013: a built-in espresso maker developed with Lavazza.

Fiat espresso machineRight in the cupholder of the 500L, the successor to the new Fiat 500, is a pod-style mini coffee maker complete with a spoon holder.  There’s no visible cables and it plugs directly into the power source between the seats, reports Autoblog in the UK.

The new 500L will also have some high tech infotainment with a next gen UConnect system with an audio system designed in conjunction with Dr. Dre.

Although the 500L (a larger version of the Fiat 500)  will be heading for the U.S. next year, there’s no immediate plans to bring the coffee maker to the U.S., said Fox News, which called the coffee maker, the first of its kind offered by an auto maker.

We’re just doing some advanced trend spotting here for you…

Source: Autoblog, Fox News

 

 

 

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