The Fiat 500 is a great little car for anyone who is going on a solo mission, but anyone with a couple of kids in tow may need to look elsewhere. Fiat, well aware of the gap in their lineup, will be addressing this issue at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March with the 500L- an all-new model that expands the appeal of the brand’s iconic Fiat 500.
The new 500L (L stands for "Large") is a five-passenger model that expands the brand’s style and efficiency in the growing B-segment. It will be 163.0 inches long, 70.1 inches wide, and 65.4 inches tall. Under the hood, Fiat will place a choice of two petrol engines - the 101 HP 1.4 liter in-line four-cylinder engine from the standard 500 and a TwinAir version - as well as one diesel turbocharged 1.3 MultiJet II engine.
The Fiat 500L will be produced at the FIAT plant in Kragujevac, Serbia, and will arrive in the United States in 2013.
UPDATE 04/27/2012: Ford has unveiled three new videos for their brand new 500L. The three videos were produced during the "500L: a Fiat design approach" event and include interviews with the Fiat designers: Giolito, Guasco, and Wuppinger.
UPDATE 07/10/12: A fresh new batch of photos of the Fiat 500L has been released by the Italian automaker. Head on over to the gallery to check them all out!
UPDATE 12/18/12: Arguably the funniest music video/car promo now belongs to Fiat and the 500L. The video, called, "The Motherhood ft. the Fiat 500L", stars a young mother with her three infant children, telling us the reality of being in the toughest hood of them all: the motherhood. It’s a ball of laughter through and through, so check it out after the jump!
The Motherhood Ft. The Fiat 500L