Editorial Review of Fiat 500L
Its no secret that Fiat is looking for a hit in India and the new 500L fits the bill perfectly though Fiat will bring a seven seater version of this new MPV. But the basic looks will stay the same and it means the Italians know how to make even MPV's look cool. One look and you can see the styling cues taken from the 500 hatch.
The Fiat 500L has a massive 1,500 configurations of interior space combined with the 22 compartments of different sizes. The design is pure Italian and we love it. The red look to the cabin will not be to all tastes but rest assured you will have other colour options.
The numerous adjustments of the seats are practical with different modes, starting from that of the driver that offers, as standard, a longitudinal configuration and reclining backrest. The front passenger seat, on the other hand, can be fitted with a folding table backrest.
The rear seat has a 60/40 split folding backrest that can be adjusted in 12 positions which is neat.
When it comes to engines expect a turbodiesel engine, the 85 HP 1.3 MultiJet. Whether Fiat will offer an auto-box is uncertain though but certainly will increase its appeal. Worldwide the 500L comes in 11 exterior body colours, 3 different shades for the roof (black, white or selected body colour), 4 trim levels (Pop, Pop Star, Easy and Lounge), 3 rim colours (black, white, grey), 3 engine versions and 7 different interior configurations in addition to 140 accessories specially created for the model are available. Its clear Fiat is marketing it as a trendy vehicle.
The Indian version will be the seven seater but it certainly have the style and the uniqueness of the 500L sold elsewhere. Expect the 500L to be priced between 8-10 lakhs. Game on.