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Fiat 500L Gets a Jolt

Posted by: Jennifer Morand

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Do you add a half hour to your morning commute because you are a caffeine junkie? Are you sick and tired of waiting in the drive through only to pay $5.50 for the grande latte mochaccino? Fiat feels your pain.

Fiat 500L owners can and add that giddy up and still get to work on time, even while battling rush-hour traffic, thanks to a newly available option. For 2013, Fiat of Europe buyers can tick the order sheet and get an espresso coffee machine right in their vehicle. The advanced espresso machine is made by Italian coffee importer Lavazza - often referred to as "Italy's favorite coffee."

Chrysler hasn't said if the personal espresso machine will be available on the American 500L version, scheduled to hit dealerships in 2013, but we will get a Beats Audio (Beats by Dr. Dre) premium sound system.

What do you think about Fiat's decision to add built-in espresso machines in the new 500L models? Does this raise concern for distraction behind the wheel or will it help with driver alertness? Leave your comments here, drop us a message on Facebook or tweet us at @ChiAutoShow.

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