The 2014 Fiat 500L will introduce a larger, more family friendly car to the Italian line that now includes four distinct models.
The new Fiat 500L has grown a couple of feet and put on a couple of pounds according to a Chrysler group press release. Add two more doors and a back seat row that can comfortable fit three adults, and you have the new, family friendly, Fiat.
With a starting price of $19,100- the new Fiat has taken the "DNA" of its original model and transforms the 500 L into the big brother of the Italian car line. The exact measurements total 27 additional inches in length and six inches more height and width. The car also features "Loft" styled windows which over a nearly 360 degree panoramic view. And the new Fiat was meant to stay fit with all the accessories necessary for adapting to an active lifestyle.
At the lower price point is the Fiat 500 L Pop, which packs a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with six-speed manual transmission. Fun features include the Uconnect 5.o, which offers a 5-inch touch screen with radio voice command features and a text message reader. The 500L Easy adds standard 16-inch aluminum wheels, deep-tint rear glass, interior upgrades, and a "premium" audio system with 520-watt amplifier for the starting price point of $20,195.
At the highest price point is the Fiat 500L Lounge. The upgraded model introduces a Euro Twin Clutch six-speed transmission in addition to "lifestyle" interior and exterior upgrade. A "Premier Package" can be added on to any of the models, which includes a Multi-Air Turbo engine, a more sophisticated version of the "Uconnect," and a Beats by Dr. Dre audio system.
The car has been deemed economical and fuel efficient, although its style could be less popular in the North American market.