Fiat SpA announced that the 500L minivan will be available in Europe in July and will start at 15,550 euros.
This 5 seater 500L is a B segment model which will compete with the likes of Ford B-MAX and Opel Meriva. It is built on the Punto platform.
At 4,140mm long (163 inches), 1,780mm (70 inches) wide and 1,660mm (65.3 inches) tall, it’s 594mm (23.4 inches) longer, 153mm (6.0 inches) wider and 175mm (6.9 inches) taller than the three-door 500.
It’s also 32mm (1.3 inches) longer, 99mm (3.9 inches) taller and 9mm (0.4 inches) slimmer around the waist than the more upscale and expensive Mini Countryman.
There will be three engine options for the small MPV in Europe and these include Fiat’s 0.9-liter two-cylinder TwinAir turbocharged petrol engine that produces104hp and a 1.4-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 94hp (95PS) and a 1.3-liter turbodiesel engine that delives 84hp (85PS).
Four configurations will be available for the 500L, the Pop, Star, Easy and Lounge and the model will get 11 body colors and 3 variants of the roof.
The Serbian plant will produce some 600 cars a day.
According to Mauro Pierallini, Fiat Group’s head of engineering, Fiat has invested 1 billion euros in developing the 500 L project. “We spent around 200 million units in research & development and another 800 million euros to refurbish the plant,” Pierallini said.
The 500L will be sold in the United States starting in the second semester of next year and the company ‘is betting on the family trekking, crossover version of the car’, said Francois.
‘The model sold in the United States will also be produced in Serbia’.