Putting the fun back into functionality, the new 500L starts at just £16,490 Pop Star or Easy a price that includes a long standard equipment list featuring 5-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth, six airbags, ESP stability programme, body-coloured electric door mirrors, cruise control, leather gearknob and steering wheel.
The new 500L – L stands for Large – starts with two trim levels, Pop Star and Easy, which cost the same but have different additional features. In addition to the standard list, new Pop Star features a body-coloured dashboard, alloy wheels and side door mouldings to appeal to a cool, young audience, while Easy gets rear parking sensors, a soft-touch dashboard and electric rear windows in addition to the standard equipment, to attract drivers looking for greater comfort. Pop Star or Easy – a price that includes a long standard equipment list featuring 5-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth, six airbags, ESP stability programme, body-coloured electric door mirrors, cruise control, leather gearknob and steering wheel.
The top-of-the-range Lounge model is loaded with even more features, adding to the standard list: climate control air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, side mouldings, rear parking sensors, electric rear windows, a largest-in-class fixed glass roof, light sensor, rain sensor, front fog lamps and a rear armrest.
Longer than a Fiat Punto and as wide as a Fiat Bravo, the soundly engineered new Fiat 500L, complete with 5-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating, goes well above and beyond the usual expectations of a mini-MPV. It’s unmistakably a member of the Fiat 500 family, but its roominess and flexibility will appeal to young families, and drivers who need the functionality of a family car, but who desire the coolness and cheeky fun-loving attitude which the iconic 500 city car embodies.
The new Fiat 500L aims to appeal to a broad spectrum of customers, not defined by age, job or income, nor tied to convention. Fiat 500L customers will still want to show their personality and passion – something that will be easily achievable thanks to the new car’s huge customisation possibilities. Among an extensive options list are: Fiat’s ground-breaking eco:Drive Live system, a powerful Beats by Dr Dre audio and even aLavazza on-board coffee making machine.
The Fiat 500L will be available initially with a choice of four low emissions engines (Euro 6 petrol and Euro 5+ diesel), with Start&Stop as standard on TwinAir and MultiJet engines. The full engine line-up comprises the award-winning TwinAir 0.9-litre petrol (105hp), 1.4-litre 16-valve petrol (95hp), 1.3-litre 16-valve MultiJet diesel (85hp) with manual or MTA transmission, and 1.6-litre 16-valve MultiJet diesel (105hp).
With striking contemporary styling to match its spacious looks, all versions of the new Fiat 500L feature colour coded front and rear bumpers for a more sophisticated image, and a choice of 10 stunning colours including Heavy Metal Grey, Opera Red, Bashment Blue, Vocal Green and New Age Cream.
All versions come with the choice of body colour, white or black roof, and the option of silver, white or black alloy wheels, meaning customisation opportunities are huge. A 1.5 square metre glass roof (standard on Lounge) is also available for enhanced cabin ambience and panoramic passenger visibility.
“There has been growing interest in this car, so I am delighted now to be able to reveal price details,” says Elena Bernardelli, marketing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK. “Fiat 500L represents a new chapter in the history of the remarkable Fiat 500 range and we are confident that we are offering a fun yet versatile new family member that oozes style and personality, at competitive prices.”