Cutting CO2 is child's play for Fiat
The stand itself is based on designs by children, and comprises houses built on clouds and a rainbow that welcomes visitors to the stand.
New engines on display
The centrepiece – housed in a special tree-shaped installation – is a brand new turbocharged two-cylinder petrol engine. This is the first of a new family of two-cylinder Twinair engines that will eventually offer power outputs from 64- to 104bhp.
Fiat says that, thanks to the same Multiair technology already used by Alfa Romeo, the new engines emit 30% less CO2 than a conventional unit of equivalent power.
Fiat 500 is first to benefit
The first model in its range to use the new engine will be the 500, in a version that's expected to be launched in September. Its 84bhp unit will emit just 95g/km of CO2.
Also on the stand will be a collection of other engine developments, including a dual-fuel 1.4-litre Doblo MPV and a face-lifted version of the Bravo with a 1.4-litre Multiair engine and an engine stop-start system that combine to limit its CO2 emissions to 132g/km.
Alongside this will be two new versions of the Punto Evo – one using the same 1.4 Multiair engine and another powered by a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine with an Eco pack that helps it emit less than 100g/km CO2.