• Oct 21, 2008


Click above to view more of the Fiat Bugster concept

South America is a vital market for Fiat, and with the Sao Paulo International Auto Show coming up, the Italian automaker's Brazilian subsidiary has cooked up an intriguing concept. Called the Bugster, it looks like the love child from a grappa-induced affair between a KTM X-Bow and a Jeep Wrangler.

Few details are known at this point, save to say that its green color isn't accidental. Its undisclosed powertrain is good for zero-emission transportation, and the body panels (if you could call them that) are made out of renewable natural fibers. More details are bound to surface as the Sao Paulo show nears its opening at the end of this month. In the meantime, you can check out the pair of design renderings in the gallery below.


[Source: CarScoop]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Look great, i am not sure if anything sellable can be made out of this, but it looks good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      MMMMMMM

      Renegade mixed with X-bow. I want one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great, it looks like the VW Bug dune buggy concept, and then the other VW dune buggy concept, and that thing from jeep, and a million other cool concept cars. Now, for the love of god, will one of them, just one, actually produce said car. I don't care if it would slightly overpriced, I want one damnitt!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agree fully. although that stupid green Jeep last year just looked silly. Now the HX hummer concept....I would order now if I could.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Right on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where do you see any piece, angle or anything for that matter that looks like a Jeep? Oh ok the tire.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The fenders aren't going to stop the passengers from getting pelted with debris either,but they look cool.

      PS ..and a socialist.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Like as mix of KTM X-Bow and Jeep Renegade (concept viewed at NAIAS), no?
      We will see... It's electric!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh, I think your directional tread is running the wrong direction.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hahahaha that is exactly what I noticed. Excellent that someone caught it first post :).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Another car we will never see, great. They should have called it the "stupidoverpricedster."

      Enough with the zero emmisions, natural materials, etc. Its a car. We all understand its going to use something in its creation and it should burn something to move forward. Its a marketing ploy, nobody cares. Let me guess if it were built it would cost way more than it should because its "green."

      Going green always has to cost more. What a screw.

      Create a phony problem and use it to charge people more for basic things? Sounds good to me!

      p.s. - Obama is a fraud.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Calling something "green" isn't what makes it more expensive, it's the more advanced materials or processes involved in creating it. Newer technology is more expensive, imagine that.

        p.s. - This is AutoBlog, keep your politics to yourself.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This was a **very common** type of car in Brazil before the introduction of imported cars. It is made from a VW sedan (the beetle) without the top part. Look for "buggy" or "bugre" in google and you'll see lots of them. A good site to try is www.planetabuggy.com.br. Interesting that these are LEGALIZED cars and there are a whole industry of do-it-yourself buggies. Some are beautiful, some are passable, some are a wreck in 4 wheels :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      It seems that everyone wants to make a copy of the Meyers Manx dune buggy again, now that Bruce Meyers updated it a few years ago and called it Manxter. Now, he's already working on his next project, tha Finale, so I expect this copy (the Fiat) to be trumped big time.
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