The Geneva auto show saw a small new model make a big splash when Fiat unveiled its 500L. Obviously, the L stands for ‘Large’ and it is a new addition to the 500 range with more flexibility for drivers who need more space.
With what’s described as MPV-like passenger space, combined with the feel of a small SUV on the road, but the dimensions B segment car, the new Fiat 500L merges the distinctions between traditional B and C segments.
The new car is a five-seater, single-volume structure that is only 163” long, 70” wide and 65” high. It is a further development of the ‘cab forward’ concept introduced by Fiat with the 600 Multipla.
Produced at the Fiat factory in Serbia, the 500L will be introduced to Europe in the last quarter of 2012, with a powertrain range which will initially comprise two gasolines engines (TwinAir and 1.4-liter) as well as a turbo-diesel (1.3 MultiJet II) and advanced technology from Fiat Group.