95 - 120 CV
4,5 - 6,9 l/100km
162 - 183 km/h
FIAT 500L: the Dolce Vita in family format
Going against the tide of the SUV trend that is sweeping the urban car market, the Turin manufacturer offers the revamped FIAT 500L, a family version of its legendary FIAT 500, which takes the keynote features of its illustrious big sister and makes them better.
Fiat 500L: the Fiat 500 of families
If urban SUVs are gradually replacing small minivans in the hearts of the French, some manufacturers, foremost among them FIAT, are resisting. It must be said that with more than 80,000 units sold on average each year in Europe, the revamped FIAT 500L is an undeniable success. In terms of design, the changes are very subtle with, for example, a brand new shield on the front, a completely redesigned grille, as well as a distinctive luminous and modern look. The stern of this restyled FIAT is not to be outdone, with a body-coloured finish instead of its predecessor’s black plastic. All new colours as well as redesigned rims complete the picture.
FIAT 500L : A family size urban SUV
In petrol or diesel, in Lounge or Sport version
FIAT 500L: FIAT quality at all levels
The attention lavished on the exterior of this Fiat Crossover is echoed in its interior. In addition to a completely new steering wheel, the dashboard has been totally redesigned for a more modern and functional result. The dashboard has also benefited from an inspired change, with a brand new 7-inch touch screen as well as a new and highly intuitive UConnect multimedia system.
Compared to its illustrious big sister, this FIAT retains identical settings for the chassis and running gear for appreciable dynamism and excellent road behaviour. Equipped with a diesel engine (1.6 MultiJet 120 horsepower), this revamped FIAT has particularly low fuel consumption, averaging around 6l / 100 km… a fantastic opportunity to make great savings in fuel. This family Crossover measures 4.24 metres in its short “Urban” version and 4 centimetres more in its “Cross” variant. In terms of engine, three engines are offered, namely in petrol, a 4-cylinder 1.4-litre 95 horsepower and in diesel, the 1.3-litre 95 horsepower and the 1.6-litre 120 horsepower.
FIAT 500L Crossover: A quirky family car
If this new FIAT offers an unprecedented driving experience, it has other assets that will delight small families. Note that this FIAT crossover is also available in a Sport version. In addition to the Sport badge proudly displayed on the fender of the vehicle, this model has 17-inch black alloy wheel rims (optional) as well as titanium mirror caps. In this crossover, the quality of the upholstery will not be outdone, in black technoprene denim decorated with the red 500 logo.
The revamped FIAT 500L does not neglect the comfort of its occupants. Indeed, the space on board is particularly generous, with its headroom allowing 2 adults to sit comfortably in the back. This remarkable roominess is complemented by a beautifully modelled interior: its stand-out feature is a sliding adjustable bench seat of 12cm [sic] which allows a variation between the 455-litre capacity boot volume and the available legroom. Very well equipped and offering significantly improved roominess, this Fiat family crossover is definitely worth a detour.