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Fiat 500L

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The Fiat 500L – the L stands for ‘Large’ – is the new addition to the 500 range, and it will have its world preview at the Geneva Motor Show 2012 on 6 March.

It will be introduced to Europe in the last quarter of 2012, with an engine range which will initially comprise two petrol engines (TwinAir and 1.4-litre) and a turbodiesel engine (1.3 MultiJet II).

The 500L extends the 500 range with the aims of appealing to more customers.

With MPV passenger space combined with the feel of a small SUV on the road and the dimensions and efficiency of a B segment car, the new Fiat model intends to create a distinctive alternative to the traditional B and C segments.

The 500L has a 5-seater single-volume structure which is 414 cm long, 178 cm wide and 166 cm high. It is a further development of the concept of ‘cab forward’ introduced by Fiat with the 600 Multipla, a precursor to the concept of the compact people carrier.

Produced at the Fiat factory in Kragujevac, Serbia, the company says the 500L is a ‘first car’ for people who want Italian style, a functional design and efficient engine technology.

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