Fiat is hoping to recapture the spirit of the Fiat 500 Jolly beach cruiser with their Fiat Portofino Concept, set to debut at this year's Dusseldorf Caravan Salon. Based on the Fiorino van platform, the Portofino carries with it a nautical theme like the one found on the VW Caddy Topos Sail. In this case, getting nautical means swapping the floors out for wood and swapping out the seats with a natural fiber that goes through a special waterproofing process. There's not much of a roof and the doors have been replaced by pieces of rope, so we'd recommend the use of seatbelts.
The Italian carmaker claims the Portofino is purely a study, though they've apparently hinted they'd also make a covered version sometime in the future, which is something one likely wouldn't say if there were no plans to introduce a beach-friendly Fiat. [FIAT via CarScoop]