Fiat 500L revealed ahead of Geneva debut image

After being spied for a few times and with rumors about it increasing, the Fiat 500L has been recently revealed, ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The Fiat 500L, the Ellezero or the 500 MPV as it was previously known, isn’t that much of a surprise for us, and we’ve actually caught it while it was being parked in an Italian ski resort. But the car manufacturer is now placing it into the spotlights by announcing some official details on it and also revealing two images of the future competitor of the MINI Cooper Countryman or the Buick Encore.

The Fiat 500L is a five-door MPV with the feel of a small SUV and it can “carry” five people with its dimensions of 414 cm long, 178 cm wide and 166 cm high. According to the Italian based automaker, the Fiat 500L is powered by a choice of two petrol engines, the TwinAir and the 1.4 liter, and a diesel engine, the turbocharged 1.3 liter MultiJet II.

The new model has been described by Fiat as a further development of the 600 Multipla, a model which ended production back in 1969. The new Fiat 500L will make its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, and the vehicle will go on sale across Europe in late 2012.