Ahead of 2012 Geneva Motor Show which will be held in March, Italian Carmaker, Fiat, unveils its all-new sub-compact model. It is the larger and more versatile 500L. The new model comes following other models like the three-door hatch, the Cabrio and the Abarth models as the latest addition to the 500 range. It is produced with aim to satisfy different types of customers, furthering the brand’s strategy. It also offers versatility that comes from a functional design and engine technology.
The new Fiat 500L, which the letter ‘L’ in the name stands for ‘large’, is a five-door hatchback which is based on the platform of the B-segment plunto. It measures 4,140mm long, 1,780mm wide ad 1,660 tall or 594mm longer, 153mm wider and 175mm taller that its sibling, the three-door 500.
The all-new five-door Fiat 500L is a five-seater model and this is the only model that will be offered in the US. However, it is reportedly that the company will also present a longer version of the model with seven seaters later this year. The five-seater 500L is expected to be available on sale starting in 2013. The small MPV will be launched in Europe in the fourth quarter of this year. It will be powered by an engine range that consists of two petrol engines, two-cylinder TwinAir and a 1.4-liter inline-four, as well as a 1.3-liter turbodiesel and equipped with the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology from automaker.
As it was said by the company, the model that will be produced at Fiat’s factory in Kragujevac, Serbia, is designed to offer MPV passenger space which is combined with the feel of a small SUV on the road and the restrained dimensions and efficiency of a car in B segment. In addition, it is aimed as an alternative to the traditional B and C segments as it brings a combination of the typical characteristics of different categories.
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