It’s no fluke that the Fiat 500 has been adored by so many for over 55 years. Even so, Fiat continues to enhance its style, fuel economy, and driving pleasure. In fact, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L has more than 42% more interior space and could now seat five people. It comes with appealing driving dynamics, a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with a best-in-class 160hp and two six-speed transmission offerings that all have a contemporary Italian design.
Since the global debut of the modern Fiat 500 in 2007, the automaker has reported sales of over a million units in 110 countries. The all-new Fiat 500L now offers a new approach to the car’s uniqueness when it comes to style, to how it communicates with the outside world, and to how it achieves a new on-board experience.
The “L” in the model name refers to the six dimensions of the Fiat 500L. The first is “Leveraging,” which represents the brand's approach to the iconic Cinquecento design DNA. "Large," talks about functionality and space with its new "small-wide" vehicle architecture. "Loft," stands for the trendsetting environment with exclusive panoramic views and the segment's biggest dual-pane sunroof (20.7 sq.ft. or 1.92 m2 dual-pane glass system).
"Lifestyle" indicates the four unique models such as the all-new Fiat 500L Trekking that completely merges rugged styling and versatility for a Cinquecento that suits those with a highly active lifestyle. "Light," is a reference to eco-friendly technology.
The sixth dimension, "Liters," cites the model’s fuel-efficient MultiAir Turbo engine that offers the highest output-per-liter and best-in-class standard hp (160 hp) and torque (184 lb.-ft.) in the segment. The Fiat 500L provides an even better driver precision and control with its six-speed manual transmission, or segment-exclusive six-speed dual dry clutch transmission (DDCT).
The 2014 Fiat 500L boasts a design that is purposeful, simplistic, and distinctly Italian. It is an embodiment of Fiat’s "Simply More" tenet and through the unprecedented forms of the modern Cinquecento (500) style, it reformulates the brand’s history of small-car ingenuity in order to meet the standards and requirements of growing families and of those who life active lifestyles.
According to Roberto Giolito, FIAT Brand Design Head, just like the Fiat 500, this all-new 500L has design personality traits and strengths that are attributes of the iconic Cinquecento family. He said that their new 5-passenger Cinquecento showcases versatility through innovation, which helps develop Fiat’s identification even further while also paying tribute to smart city-friendly vehicles in the history of the brand.
From the original Fiat 500 design of Italian car designer Dante Giacosa in the 1950s up until the "Simply More" philosophy that FIAT Design has adopted now, the 2014 Fiat 500L’s design ties various experiences and moments of the brand's innovations with its iconic style for a much more versatile and spacious Cinquecento offering.
Under Giolito’s guidance, the Fiat 500L designers have taken a look back at Fiat’s commitment to develop and evolve automobiles. They focused on the mantra "vocation for invention," which can be linked and traced to Fiat design throughout the years and which defines the global success of Italian design.