Leaked: Fiat 500XL shows up

Article by Christian A., on April 29, 2013

An image of the seven-seat Fiat 500XL (a stretched version of the 500L) has recently been leaked. It appears to have been taken inside Fiat’s plant. This model has longer rear quarterlights. According to online reports, the 500XL is longer than the 500L. Sources told Autocar previously that the 500XL is a “further development of the 500L.”

It will be offered together with the 500L and it will be set up in the same way as the Ford C-Max/Grand C-Max and Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic.

Fiat has yet to officially confirm it but it’s believed that the new Fiat 500 variant will offer an engine lineup similar to that of the 500L. This means that it’s likely to be available with the 105bhp 0.9-litre TwinAir and 95bhp 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel.

The Fiat 500XL will be the third bodystyle in the Fiat 500 range. In 2014, a 500 Trekking is expected to be launched. This will be comparable to the rugged appearance of the Panda 4x4. The 500XL crossover, which is expected to compete with the Mini Countryman, is slated to have its launch in early 2014.

Since it was first released, it is estimated that 800,000 units of the Fiat 500 have been sold across 110 countries around the world. Indeed, the 500 has become a vehicle that is able to hold new needs as well as new experiences. As a super-compact car, the 500 is the best option for young people and those living in the city. However, the new 500L will be the first from the 500 range to be able to contain the smallest of pleasures and even the greatest of life’s emotion together.

Be it with the children, friends, and community. It could be going on a journey or simply listening to music. As a brand, Fiat has long been known to experience a string of “records.” This started with the 600 Multipla, released during 1956.

In fact, this is where the 500L project was mainly based on as it reveals some of the “archetypal” components with the particular morphological root and the support of the multi-functional use. These include the 500 during 1957, the 127 launched in 1972, and even the Panda of 1980. Then there is the Uno of 1983 as well as the Multipla of 1998.

No wonder this new model reveals the most innovative, if not the most radical, of car tuning. Looking into the history of Fiat, one is likely to see a core topic that relates various experiences and moments. This is the path where personalities are moved by a deep sensitivity with the capacity to interpret the evolution of the vehicle given the contribution.

The brand has also been known to be committed when it comes to defining products that have design experiences with a large wealth of technical experiences. In addition, the model aims to protect that unique “inventive aptitude.” This has been identified as one of the many reasons why Italian design has been a success worldwide. It’s a success that began with Dante Giacosa and that goes all the way to the new road that Fiat Design has taken.

Topics: fiat, fiat 500l

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