2017 Fiat 500L Unveiling – Video
Having uncontestably led its segment for five years, here comes the new Fiat 500L. By capitalising on the features which have cemented it’s European dominance and constantly rising market leadership, the roomiest 500 of all is now even more full of technology and connected, and has even more character and personality. These characteristics thrive and combine in the three personalities of the car: Urban, Cross and Wagon.
The 500 style is even more obvious in this updated version, on which 40% of all components are new. It was designed to reinforce the family feeling of the model by emphasising its key stylistic characteristics, for a highly distinctive identity. The 500L successfully combines best-in-class versatility with genuine 500 values and distinctive features. These alone are sufficient to make it unique, but are complemented even further by the typical 500 flair: the 500L combines all the style and excitement of the 500 with the spaciousness and functionality of an MPV. City streets worldwide are the natural habitat of the iconic Fiat and the 500L combines its famed compact style with the crossover look of the new Cross version. It features a Mode Selector for choosing three different response modes according to driving style and road conditions: Normal, Traction+ and Gravity Control. Everyone who chooses to drive the new 500L, on city streets or rough terrain alike, has the same, very current need: to stay connected, share the thrills of the journey, communicate, listen to their favourite music and receive traffic and weather information in real time. In the 500L you can do this and more while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road using UconnectTM HD Live with 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen, Apple Car Play integration and Android AutoTM compatibility.
The Cross version adds a new dimension to the personality of the 500L. In addition to the Mode Selector, the adventure-loving character of the car is emphasised by specific equipment, 25 mm more ground clearance and style details delivering a genuine crossover look: new bumper design, new side protections and new front and rear skid plates. The Cross is accompanied by the purest of city versions, Urban, and the Wagon, in which roominess and versatility are taken to the highest levels with seven, fully reconfigurable seats.
These are not just three versions; they are three authentic identities, created to delight different people and serve different needs. All three share outstanding safety features, such as Autonomous City Brake, the automatic braking system operating in cities at speeds under 30 km/h, and the largest boot in its class. The internal configuration is also extremely flexible, enabling customers to create up to 1,500 internal customisations. Exclusive packs, developed ad hoc, also enable every customer to customise his or her 500L by enhancing its style, connectivity, comfort and safety features. Petrol, LPG, methane and diesel engines, delivering up to 120 HP, paired with five or six speed manual or Dualogic robotic automatic transmissions are available across the range.