Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, FIAT reminds you to never stop wanting for more. But what’s to want when you already have an award-winning vehicle with iconic styling and Italian ingenuity………?
Enter the all-new 2014 FIAT 500L, designed with a new architecture for more interior space, more doors, more passengers, more fun and more freedom. Look outward with nearly 360 degree panoramic views, while onlookers feast their eyes on your exterior — iconic Cinquecento cues exuding the finest in contemporary Italian design.
The 500L’s exterior is more than 26” longer, 6” higher and 6” wider than the base FIAT 500, with two extra doors and an expansive greenhouse providing easy accessibility and an almost 360 degree panoramic view. An available dual-pane sunroof adds to the open feel of the 500L’s interior, which seats five in 42 percent more space than the Fiat 500 hatchback.
Powered by FIAT’s 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine rated at 160 horsepower and 184 ft.-lb. of torque, the all-new Fiat 500L offers performance well beyond what is expected. Greater efficiency is achieved in part through the engine’s turbocharger, which creates extra power by using exhaust gasses to power a compressor, which increases cylinder airflow. Emissions are also reduced through the MultiAir engine’s innovative electro-hydraulic variable intake-valve technology, which controls airflow for an overall lighter touch.
A six-speed manual transmission also boosts efficiency, while allowing drivers greater control and precision. A unique six-speed dual dry clutch transmission (DDCT) is optional.
Upping the ante is the all-new Uconnect 6.5 system that is also available, and features a larger 6.5” touchscreen, dealer-activated navigation and premium media hub with SD card capability. With the innovative 5″ touch screen of the Uconnect multimedia system, managing your media content on board the 500L is child’s play.
Every 500L seat can be configured in 8 different ways, for a total of over 1500 possible combinations. The passenger seat, can be fitted with a folding backrest that transforms into a handy table inside your car, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee, doing homework or playing cards. Your four-wheel loft is extremely versatile, with plenty of room to spread out – it’s up to you how you use it.
Thanks to ESC, the electronic stability control system, the 500L guarantees ultimate grip even in the toughest conditions, like poor grip surfaces or during sudden, unexpected manoeuvres. The 500L also offers Rear Park Assist for added safety.