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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Breaking News: Fiat 500L Official Images Revealed!

Fiat 500L official image

Here are the first official pictures of the new Fiat 500L. The Fiat 500L will be unveiled next month at the Geneva International Motor Show and will eventually make its way to the US as a 2013 model.

Here are the preliminary details below, courtesy of Fiat SpA:

Fiat 500L: world preview at the Geneva Motor Show
  • The new model in the 500 range
  • In Europe in the last quarter of 2012
Fiat presents the first official images of the 500L, the new model which will have its world preview at the International Geneva Motor Show on 6 March this year.

Fiat 500L side view

500L - the L stands for ‘Large’ - is the new addition to the 500 range, which, following the Abarth and Cabrio versions, furthers the brand’s strategy, with the aim of extending its offer by introducing models in a position to satisfy different types of customers.

With the ‘L’, the 500 expands and grows together with customers, to accommodate new experiences and needs once more.

With MPV passenger space combined with the feel of a small SUV on the road and the restrained dimensions and efficiency of a B segment car, the new Fiat model defies the conventional distinctions between the various segments, combining the typical characteristics of different categories in order to create a distinctive alternative to the traditional B and C segments.

Fiat 600 Multipla 1955-1960
Fiat 600 Multipla 1955-1960

With the 500L, the Fiat brand demonstrates its creative spirit once more: a marriage of functionality and emotion, it features a 5-seater single-volume structure which is 414 cm long, 178 cm wide and 166 cm high. It is a further development of the concept of ‘cab forward’ introduced by Fiat with the 600 Multipla, a precursor to the concept of the compact people carrier.

Produced at the Fiat factory in Kragujevac, Serbia, 500L is a ‘first car’ for those who won’t settle for anything less than Italian style, the versatility that comes from a functional design and engine technology that sets the bar in terms of efficiency.

The Fiat 500L will be introduced to Europe in the last quarter of 2012, with an engine range which will initially comprise two petrol engines (TwinAir and 1.4-litre) and a turbodiesel engine (1.3 MultiJet II) and the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology from Fiat Group Automobiles.

Turin 2 February 2012


ttownbigbear said...

I wish it looked a little more Fiat 500 and a little less Mini Cooper.snimm

Eduardo Palandi said...

wow, this is hideous. only a mother could love it...

TK said...

Looking through the spy shots, it looks to have 5 bolt wheel hubs. I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

are we getting a oil burnerin the usa