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Fiat 500L – first video

Mon, 05 Mar 2012

Fiat 500L - first video

The compact people carrier version of Fiat’s trendy 500 is heading to Geneva as the Fiat 500L, and we have the first video.

If MINI can make their car a Maxi in the Countryman, Fiat can make their 500 bigger by basing it on a different car altogether and calling it the Fiat 500L, and we had the first photo of the 500L last month. Now it’s time for the 500L video.

The Fiat 500L (L is for long) gets built on the Punto platform, which adds 594mm to the length of the 500, enough Fiat hope to persuade buyers that the 500L will make a compact people carrier for seven (although they’re only going to market it for five in the US). And they’re probably right; calling this new baby MPV the 500L probably gives it a better marketing edge than Punto MPV.

Engine options are fairly predictable - although none the worse for that – with the new TwinAir two-pot, the 1.4 litre petrol and a 1.3 MultiJet diesel.

So far we have no prices for the 500L – or an on-sale date – but when the 500L hits the floor in Geneva in the next day or so we should get both bits of information, and probably a gallery of photos too.

By Cars UK