Chrysler announced that the Fiat 500L will go on sale in June for the starting price of $19,900.
The Fiat 500 was brought back to the US market in 2011 and the 500L, coming in June, is the second model, slightly longer and larger than its predecessor. Although Fiat has developed other variations of the Fiat 500 and came up with the Fiat Abarth performance package, they are all the same size. The 500L is 26-inches longer, 6-inches taller and has 4 doors. The automaker will introduce another version, with a more rugged look, called the 500L Trekking, with a starting price of $21,995.
“The all-new Fiat 500L expands the reach of the Fiat brand, appealing to customers who like the contemporary Italian style, but need more space and functionality,” Jason Stoicevich, head of Fiat’s North American sales, said in a statement.
The 500L can seat five passengers, has with 42% more interior space and is fitted with a 160-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with a six-speed transmission. The model will rival the Mini Cooper hatchback, the Mini Countryman, the Nissan Juke and the Kia Soul. This year so far Fiat’s sales in the US were up 6.5% from last year.
Source : freep.com