Fiat expanded the 500L lineup with the addition of a new Pro version, which has been described as the "ideal solution for carrying goods and passengers." The model is only offered in a four-seat configuration and is priced from €10,300 (about $13,500 at the current exchange rates).
The new 500L Pro is 4,150 mm (163.38 inches) long, 1,780 mm wide (70.07 inches), 1,660 mm high (65.35 inches) and has a 2,610 mm (102.75 inches) wheelbase, so it offers a great interior space and a 400-liter (14.1-cubic-foot) cargo area with rear seats up. The cargo area expands to a roomy 1,310 liters (46.26 cubic-feet) with the seats folded down. Making loading cargo nice and simple is a 670 mm (26.4-inch) loading height.
The interior morphs into 1,500 different configurations that allow items up to 2.4 meters (94.5 inches) long to slide into the cargo area with ease
Under the hood, the new 500L Pro offers the same engine lineup as the base version, including the base 1.4 16v Fire engine with an output of 95 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 127 Nm (94 pound-feet) of torque at 4,500 rpm. The top-line engine is a 1.3 16v MultiJet 2 that delivers a total of 85 horsepower at 3,500 rpm and 200 Nm (148 pound-feet) of torque at a super-low 1,500 rpm.
The 1.4-liter Fire engine delivers a fuel consumption of 6.2 liters per 100 km (38 mpg) and 145 grams of CO2 per km. The 1.3-liter powerplant is rated at 4.2 liters per 100 km (52 mpg) and emits just 110 grams of CO2 per km.
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The latest addition to the 500 lineup is the new 500L version. When compared to the standard version, the new L version is 27.7 inches longer and offers 42 percent more interior room. Customers can choose between four trim levels: Pop, Easy, Trekking and Lounge.
The 500L is powered by a a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
On the U.S. market the 500L is priced from $19,100.
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Orders are opening today for Fiat 500L Pro, the new model which combines the unmistakable Italian design with the special features of Fiat Professional products - low running costs, outstanding ergonomics, low emissions and fuel consumption, reliability and robustness at the highest levels.
Available in the four-seat configuration only, Fiat 500L Pro is the ideal solution for carrying goods and passengers. It is N1 type-approved directly at the factory for use in cities and out, and fits two brilliant, efficient engines: the 85 HP 1.3 16v MultiJet 2II turbo diesel and the 95 HP petrol 1.4 16v Fire.
The price for Italy starts from € 10,300 for Fiat 500L Pro 95 HP 1.4 16v Fire.
Among the new car’s strong points are its excellent external dimensions - it is 415 cm long, 178 cm wide, 166 cm high and has a 261 cm wheelbase - and great interior space (inside the passenger compartment and the boot): it features a 400 litre boot, which becomes 1310 litres by folding down the rear seats. There are more than 1500 configurations of the internal space. For example, material up to 2.4 metres long can be easily carried by folding the front passenger seat and only one rear seat. Finally, operations are facilitated by a particularly low loading threshold (670 millimetres).
Fiat 500L Pro is also the by-word for efficiency and productivity, which for customers equates to particularly low running costs (fuel consumption and servicing) combined with good pick-up and flexibility at low rpm even with a full load. In detail, the 1.3 16v MultiJet 2 delivers 85 HP at 3,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1,500 rpm. All this with low fuel consumption and emissions: the figures in the combined cycle are 4.2 litres/100 km and just 110 g/km of CO2 respectively. Robust and reliable, the 1.4 16v Fire engine delivers 95 HP at 6000 rpm and reaches a top torque of 127 Nm at 4500 rpm (in the combined cycle, consumption is 6.2 litres/100 km and CO2 emissions 145 g/km).
When it comes to safety, new 500L Pro is once again at the top of its category. Proof of this is the complete standard equipment, which includes front airbags and window bags, three-point seat belts with double pretensioners and load limiters, adjustable front and rear head restraints. ABS with BAS (Brake Assist System) and the sophisticated ESC for stability control, complete with Hill Holder, ASR/ MSR, DST and ERM functions, complete the equipment.
The 500L Pro may be equipped on demand with the new eco:Drive LIVE, which lets you receive feedback on your driving style in real time in order to make immediate improvements in terms of consumption and emissions.