Fiat 500L (2013–)
- February 2012: Fiat 500L revealed
- December 2012: Pricing announced
- July 2013: Fiat 500L Trekking launched
- February 2014: New engines added to 500L range
- January 2018: Fiat 500L Mirror introduced
Fiat 500L revealed
The L stands for ‘Large’ and the 500L is the next car in the 500 family. 4,140mm long x 1,780mm wide x 1,660mm high. Based on Punto platform. 95 PS 1.4 four cylinder petrol, 105PSA 875cc TwinAir, 75PS or 95PS 1.25 Multijet engines, 105PS 1.6 Multijet. 5 seat and (later) 7 seat XL/MPW versions.
In Fiat speak: "With MPV passenger space combined with the feel of a small SUV on the road and the restrained dimensions and efficiency of a B segment car, the new Fiat model defies the conventional distinctions between the various segments, combining the typical characteristics of different categories in order to create a distinctive alternative to the traditional B and C segments."
The new 500L starts at just £14,990 OTR for the 1.4-litre 500L Pop Star or Easy – a price that includes a long standard equipment list featuring 5-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth, six airbags, ESP stability programme, body-coloured electric door mirrors, cruise control, leather gearknob and steering wheel.
The new 500L – L stands for Large – starts with two trim levels, Pop Star and Easy, which cost the same but have different additional features. In addition to the standard list, new Pop Star features a body-coloured dashboard, alloy wheels and side door mouldings to appeal to a cool, young audience, while Easy gets rear parking sensors, a soft-touch dashboard and electric rear windows in addition to the standard equipment, to attract drivers looking for greater comfort.
The top-of-the-range Lounge model is loaded with even more features, adding to the standard list: climate control air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, side mouldings, rear parking sensors, electric rear windows, a largest-in-class fixed glass roof, light sensor, rain sensor, front fog lamps and a rear armrest.
Longer than a Fiat Punto and as wide as a Fiat Bravo, the soundly engineered new Fiat 500L, complete with 5-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating, goes well above and beyond the usual expectations of a mini-MPV. It’s unmistakably a member of the Fiat 500 family, but its roominess and flexibility will appeal to young families, and drivers who need the functionality of a family car, but who desire the coolness and cheeky fun-loving attitude which the iconic 500 city car embodies.
The new Fiat 500L aims to appeal to a broad spectrum of customers, not defined by age, job or income, nor tied to convention. Fiat 500L customers will still want to show their personality and passion – something that will be easily achievable thanks to the new car’s huge customisation possibilities. Among an extensive options list are: Fiat’s ground-breaking eco:Drive Live system, a powerful Beats by Dr Dre audio and even a Lavazza on-board coffee making machine.
The Fiat 500L will be available initially with a choice of four low emissions engines (Euro 6 petrol and Euro 5+ diesel), with Start&Stop as standard on TwinAir and MultiJet engines. The full engine line-up comprises the award-winning TwinAir 0.9-litre petrol (105hp), 1.4-litre 16-valve petrol (95hp), 1.3-litre 16-valve MultiJet diesel (85hp) with manual or MTA transmission, and 1.6-litre 16-valve MultiJet diesel (105hp).
With striking contemporary styling to match its spacious looks, all versions of the new Fiat 500L feature colour coded front and rear bumpers for a more sophisticated image, and a choice of 10 stunning colours including Heavy Metal Grey, Opera Red, Bashment Blue, Vocal Green and New Age Cream.
All versions come with the choice of body colour, white or black roof, and the option of silver, white or black alloy wheels, meaning customisation opportunities are huge. A 1.5 square metre glass roof (standard on Lounge) is also available for enhanced cabin ambience and panoramic passenger visibility.
|Model||Total OTR Total|
|1.4 Pop Star (95hp)||£14,990|
|0.9 TwinAir Pop Star (105hp)||£16,490|
|1.3 MultiJet Pop Star (85hp)||£16,490|
|1.3 MultiJet MTA Pop Star (85hp)||£17,390|
|1.6 MultiJet Pop Star (105hp)||£17,490|
|1.4 Easy (95hp)||£14,990|
|0.9 TwinAir Easy (105hp)||£16,490|
|1.3 MultiJet Easy (85hp)||£16,490|
|1.3 MultiJet MTA Easy (85hp)||£17,390|
|1.6 MultiJet Easy (105hp)||£17,490|
|1.4 Lounge (95hp)||£16,390|
|0.9 TwinAir Lounge (105hp)||£17,890|
|1.3 MultiJet Lounge (85hp)||£17,890|
|1.3 MultiJet MTA Lounge (85hp)||£18,790|
|1.6 MultiJet Lounge (105hp)||£18,890|
Fiat 500L Trekking launched
- 500L Trekking 1.4 95HP £17,095
- 500L Trekking 0.9 TwinAir 105HP £18,590
- 500L Trekking 1.3 MultiJet 85HP diesel £18,590
- 500L Trekking 1.3 Multijet Dualogic auto £19,490
- 500L Trekking 1.6 MultiJet 105HP £19,590
New engines added to 500L range
Two new 120PS engines are added to the 500L range - 1.6 MultiJet II diesel and the 1.4 T-Jet petrol.
The new 1.6 MultiJet II has 120PS and 320Nm of torque which sees the 0-62mph time drop to 10.7 seconds (compared to 11.3 seconds with the 105PS engine.Average fuel consumption dips only slightly to 61.4mpg (versus 62.8mpg) while CO2emissions of 120 g/km (+3g/km) ensure it remains in the same tax and BIK band as the 105PS engine.
The EU6-ready 1.4 T-Jet petrol offers an identical 120PS but its maximum 215Nm of torque is available from just 2,500rpm, ensuring a broad and flexible performance range. Top speed is 117mph while the 0-62mph dash takes just 10.2 seconds, with combined-cycle fuel economy figure of 40.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 159g/km.
There is also a new model - the 500L Beats Edition. It combines the chunky styling of the 500L Trekking with a two-tone, grey/black colour scheme finished in a choice of gloss and matte finishes. Further styling enhancements include 17-inch alloy wheels, wheel arch extensions, side skirts and bumper inserts, all finished in black, as well as mirror fairings, front “whiskers” and the tailgate handle in satin chrome. Red brake callipers and red inserts in the mirror fairings complete the look.
The interior of the 500L Beats Edition gets automatic dual-zone climate control as standard, as well as a matte-grey dashboard panel and a Total Black interior pack which includes special black fabric/eco-leather seat upholstery complete with red, embroidered '500' logos on the front backrests. A premium BeatsAudioaudio system is also standard.
Based around the Fiat 500L Trekking, the new 500L Beats Edition also features the Trekking’s revised suspension, Mud and Snow tyres, City Brake Control and Traction+ traction control system as standard. Additional features, also standard on the Trekking, include rear electric windows, front fog lights, a touchscreen Uconnect infotainment system, automatic headlights, rain sensors and rear privacy glass.
Finally, for 2014, two new packs are now available on the Fiat 500L and 500L MPW. The new Premium Pack offers £1720-worth of luxury equipment for just £1300. Full beige or grey leather upholstery; a ParkView rear parking camera and a five-inch touchscreen Uconnect system with DAB and satellite navigation are all included in the pack, which is offered on the Lounge model only. In addition, a new Living Pack, comprised of heated front seats, height adjustable front seats, driver- and passenger-seat adjustable lumbar support and a front arm rest, can be combined with the Premium Pack for an additional £450, a saving of £125 versus the standard combined price of these options.
Fiat 500L Mirror introduced
Comes with UconnectTMLINK technology which is Apple CarPlay-ready and compatible with Android AutoTM as standard.
Available for the first time on a Fiat model, Mopar Connect combines remote assistance services and control functions in one app, to guarantee peace of mind when on the road and away from the car.
Characteristic chrome details, chrome mirror caps, a Mirror badge on the pillar and fog lights are all standard on the 500L Mirror, building on the Pop Star specification. The new bi-colour Venezia blue paintwork and grey roof is exclusively available as an option, adding grey mirror caps. The Fiat 500L Mirror engine line-up features the 1.4 95hp petrol and the 1.4 T-Jet 120hp.