2014 Fiat 500L was revealed at the 2012 LA Auto Show. This new Fiat car is likely to be seen as a strong competitor to MINI Cooper Countryman, Volkswagen Tiguan and Ford Focus hatchback. The 500L will possess a 160 hp turbocharged 1.4 liter four cylinder engine mated to a six speed manual or a six speed dual clutch automatic transmission driving its front wheels. To be available at company showrooms by mid 2013, Fiat 500L will have additional interior space and enhanced boot space as well.
Cargo floor of the new 500L sits 26.2 inches off ground surface and this offers better lift over heights in its segment. Interiors allow for integrated narrow corner windows fitted into thick A and D pillars offering 360 degree sidelines. A new Uconnect system is seen in the 500L with 5 inch or 6.5 inch screens enabling Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming with navigation system.
Fiat 500L is offered in seven fabric and two leather upholstery options with an optional dual pane moonroof that open out to both front and rear seats while other options include Beats audio and backup camera. Fiat is yet to confirm when will they launch the 500L in India. They might miss the 500L for India, and go for the 500XL, a seven seater, which will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, and Duster seven seater.