After the slew of spy pictures we’ve been seeing, Fiat has finally come out with the official images of the 500L, the new model which will have its world preview at the International Geneva Motor Show on the 6th of March 2012.
500L ( L for Large) follows the 500 Abarth and Cabrio versions and will further the brand’s strategy.
Fiat says the 500L will have MPV passenger space, the feel of a small SUV on the road and the compact dimensions and appreciable fuel efficiency of a B segment car. Combining the typical characteristics of different categories the 500L is a unique and interesting alternative to the traditional B and C segment cars.
Fiat says the 500L has 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 popular compact people carrier.
The Fiat 500L, to be manufactured at the Fiat factory in Kragujevac, Serbia, 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.
The extra space in the Fiat 500L should find favour with consumers in India, so we see no reason why Fiat shouldn’t bring the 500L as soon possible!