I love espresso. I love Fiat. But do I love them both enough to option the in-car espresso kit on the new Fiat 500L. Expected to arrive in the U.S. beginning next year, the 5 passenger 500L offers an integrated Lavazza Coffee Experience Kit as part of its option package. Although the decision to offer the in-car espresso kit to the American market has not yet been made, it will be available to European buyers. The kit promises a fresh brewed true Italian espresso made in vehicle, no barista required.
Coffee loving motor-heads like the idea of having an “espresso to go” but those concerned about distracted driving think that this is taking convenience to the extreme. Fiat representatives report that the system could be used only when the car is stopped and that the machine has a docking station in which the system remains locked. To brew or not to brew may be the question the next time you’re out for a drive in your new Fiat 500L where we’re told the L stands for long . . . not Lavazza.