litre, 5 cylinder
The Fiat Mio - which started out life named the FCC III
concept - is the product of a worldwide design collaboration
hosted by Fiat.
From August 2009 to October 2010, more than two million
people, from 160 countries, visited the company's dedicated
Fiat Mio website. 17 thousand registered with the site,
and more than 10 thousand ideas were posted in an effort
to design a new compact car for Latin America.
The Fiat Mio was developed on an open platform which uses
Creative Commons licenses, and because of the worldwide
collaborative design effort, the concept is more flexible
with respect to copyright rights. In essence, no one company
or person has total ownership of the design.
After Fiat compiled the suggestions of the visitors to
their Mio website, and got a feel for what the majority
wanted, the actual styling and design work began.
According to the participants, the car should be an urban
vehicle, compact and economical. In terms of sustainability,
it should use clean energy and ecological materials. In
dealing with information, it should have, at least, mobile
phone integration, a media player, GPS and other gadgets
available through its own operating system. To complement
this array of technology, the designers also chose to
equip the Fiat Mio with a touch screen display, a head-up
display (HUD) and self-diagnosis system.
The overall design of the Fiat Mio concept is one which
looks sleek and futuristic, while at the same time retaining
the practical single-volume box shape which is most efficient
in terms of interior space. The headlights, when not in
use, are camouflaged within the gloss black panel at the
front of the vehicle. This has the effect of giving the
Mio a very clean and uncluttered appearance when viewed
from the front.
The covered wheels of the Fiat Mio are designed to help
improve the aerodynamics, which in turn would increase
the vehicles efficiency.
The interior of the Fiat Mio concept has space for two
people. Inspired by stylish lounge seating, it is designed
to offer plenty of light thanks to the large glass windows
and roof. All the control interfaces and gadgets are ergonomically
placed and easily accessible. Everything about the vehicle
was designed for a world where the driver can be simply
a passenger and the vehicle can be driven autonomously
The dimensions of the Fiat Mio concept are:
2,500 mm (98 inches) long
1,560 mm (61.4 inches) wide
1,530 mm (60 inches) high
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