The New Fiat Multipla | Part Two

New Fiat Multipla

Fiat Multipla

Smart ideas for exceptional driving comfort

Good ideas need not take up precious space. Another great strength of the new model is its innovative architecture that makes it the only true 3 + 3 seater in its segment. The original design of the passenger compartment transforms a vehicle that measures a little over four metres in length into a true MPV. Suffice it to say that the New Multipla can carry up to 6 people in two rows of three seats, each with plenty of space and freedom to move. Even the passengers seated at either side have plenty of headroom and do not feel a sense of constriction. And more: the view of the outside improves and you can see the road right up to the base of the vehicle (this effect is aided, at the side, by a very low waistline and windows that descend half way down the vehicle).

A modular effect created by tilting the seats or removing them altogether allows the creation of a luggage compartment that extends up to 1300 litres. Not to mention the fact that interior passenger room is the best in the segment: more than 3 cubic metres in fact. All this versatility and passenger room does not affect the standard of driving satisfaction offered by the model.

Such smart solutions make the New Multipla a superlative place to socialise and enjoy on-board life. It is the ideal car for a trip with friends when you need 6 seats and a roomy luggage compartment. It is a leisure vehicle that allows the number of seats to be adapted to the number of passengers (three, four, five or six) so that all the remaining space can be used to carry possessions. For example, the car could carry three passengers so that the rest of the completely flat floor can be left free for long, bulky items. It is also an ideal car for everyday driving in town traffic due to its compact size and great visibility under all conditions.

So many cars packed into one. Because the New Multipla can be converted to meet your current needs and become a station wagon, MPV, saloon or van for as long as you need one. As its name suggests, it multiplies the potential for expression and movement and allows free and inventive use of interior space.

In the New Multipla, freedom also means the greatest driving safety. The new model is the first in the Fiat group to adopt a handsfree set with Bluetooth technology. This sophisticated system, available from the accessory range, means that you can use your phone (provided it is a Bluetooth model) even if it is in your jacket pocket or bag. It automatically lowers the radio volume (if turned on) so that you can hear the voice of the person you are talking to through the stereo speakers. And more. The Bluetooth handsfree system developed for the New Multipla blends perfectly into the facia and operates even if the car only comes with wiring for a sound system so that the customer is free to purchase the radio he or she wishes. The system can also manage to store up to three mobile phones at the same time so that more than one of the people using the same car can make direct use of the handsfree facility.

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Published 12 June 2004 Melanie Carter

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