Italian auto maker, Fiat has officially unveiled the first official photos of the Fiat 500L MPW (called 'Living' in the rest of Europe). The company is aiming to expand its 500 lineup, and the new model will be previewed globally in July on the sixth anniversary of the 500 family. The first Fiat 500 was launched in 2007, and since then the car has been doing wonders for the company. The new 500L Living is a car which targets the masses with loads of new features, functionality and design.
The new Fiat has all the charm of the 500, the agility of a city-car, compact size, comfort and ingredients of a C-segment station wagon or saloon and the space and the versatility of an MPV. The standard 500L has a five passengers seating configuration while the new 500L MPW comes with an additional third row of seats, making it 5 + 2 seater MPV. It is 435 cm long, 178 cm wide and 167 cm high. What’s more, despite being 20 cm shorter than a C-segment Station Wagon, the Fiat 500L MPW ensures exceptional values in terms of comfort, space and load capacity, as demonstrated by a volume of 638 litres.
The Fiat 500L Living will be powered by the two petrol engines - a 95bhp, 1.4-litre engine and a 105bhp 0.9-litre TwinAir Turbo engine. The car will also get two turbo-diesel engines - a 105bhp, 1.6-litre MultiJet II and a 85bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet II, the latter also with automatic transmission.
The range includes two trim levels (Pop Star and Lounge), both with 5 or 7 seats, 19 body colours (including 11 two-tone combinations) and 6 interior trims, 15 different types in terms of alloy wheels and hub caps: in total, no fewer than 282 combinations are possible. The new Fiat 500L MPW offers equipment worthy of a higher segment, as demonstrated by the new leather interiors, integrated navigation system and rear camera to assist with reversing manoeuvres.
The Fiat 500L MPW will be produced in the new Serbian factory at Kragujevac, while orders will open in July in Italy, to be extended progressively to the other countries of Europe.