The Fiat 500L MPW - Fiat Living large


Just as we are about to get the larger 500, the 500L, Fiat introduces the next thing in 500s. With the name dependant on where you live, Fiat will introduce the new 500L Living (MPW or Magic Purpose Wagon in Italy) multipurpose vehicle (MPV) that is basically a stretched 500L that will comfortably seat seven in a vehicle that is the size of a compact wagon (see pic below). People-mover vehicles are very big in Europe and the 500L MPW (I kinda like this name) is the latest entry in the category with some style and flair. The 500L MPW will come in two trim levels, Pop Star and Lounge, that will both be available with 5 or 7 seats. Nineteen different colors and eleven two-tone combinations are available with six interior combos and fifteen alloy wheel and hubcap choices. In other words, personalization and choice are key attributes of the 500L MPW. In Europe the 500L MPW will come with four engines (two gas, two turbo-diesel) and a manual or an optional automatic transmission. If the 500L MPW comes to the US, it would get the 500L drivetrain which isn't offered in Europe, the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four (160 hp, 184lb.-ft. of torque) that comes mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 500L MPW would make an interesting addition to the Fiat line-up providing US consumers access to seven-passenger vehicles that get excellent mileage when compared to the ever growing minivans available today. It will probably depend on how well the regular 500L is received. Press releases are similar and the pics are fairly high-res, so click away.  More to come...

Source: Fiat/News-Press - Press releases after the jump. Previous 500L post.




Press Release (Fiat):
Fiat 500L Living: the new model of the 500 family
  • The wider 'living space' of its segment: 5 + 2 seats in only 4 meters and 35 centimeters.
  • The only car in the segment with a load capacity of 638 liters.
  • The first car for the whole family: the unique Fiat 500 design combined with the best interior space/external dimensions ratio.
  • Agile and compact as a mid-size car, comfortable and capable as a Station Wagon, roomy and functional as an MPW (Magic Purpose Wagon).
Fiat presents the first official photos of the Fiat 500L Living, the new model that will have its world preview in July on the sixth anniversary of the 500 family. A development of the icon launched in 2007, the new car is for living to the full, a car which reaches out directly to a diverse public, attentive to new features and looking for a balance of functionality and design, to make room for their many interests and intended uses without compromising on style.

The new Magic Purpose Wagon by Fiat has all the charm of the 500, the agility of a city-car, as compact as a mid-size car, the comfort and contents of a C-segment station wagon or saloon, the space and the versatility of an MPV. These are the ingredients of a new conception of the car, which is not based solely on technical specifications, but also and above all how it is experienced in life: the 'living space' that determines its name thus takes centre stage in this car.

The 500L Living is therefore the perfect marriage of effective use of space and unmistakeable 'made in Fiat' design. With an additional third row of seats, the new car is the most compact '5 + 2-seater' MPV in its segment: it is 435 cm long, 178 cm wide and 167 cm high. What's more, despite being 20 cm shorter than a C-segment Station Wagon, the Fiat 500L Living ensures exceptional values in terms of comfort, space and load capacity, as demonstrated by a volume of 638 dm3.

The new model therefore assumes its position as the first car for the whole family which reaches out to all consumers, able to win over both men, thanks to its characteristics of functionality and efficiency, and women, due to its beauty, intelligence and style. And it's bound to please children as well: to their eyes it will be attractively immense. In short, the Fiat 500L Living is the superlative expression of Fiat's characteristic ingenuity in creating vehicles that make everyday life more simple, and a bit more fun as well.

At launch, the Fiat 500L Living will be quipped with two petrol engines - 95 HP 1.4 16v and 105 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo - as well as two turbodiesels: 105 HP 1.6 MultiJet II and 85 HP 1.3 MultiJet II, the latter also with automatic transmission.

The range includes two trim levels (Pop Star and Lounge), both with 5 or 7 seats, 19 body colours (including 11 two-tone combinations) and 6 interior trims, 15 different types in terms of alloy wheels and hub caps: in total, no fewer than 282 combinations are possible. What's more, the new Fiat 500L offers equipment worthy of a higher segment, as demonstrated by the new leather interiors, integrated navigation system and rear camera to assist with reversing manoeuvres.

The Fiat 500L Living will be produced in the new Serbian factory at Kragujevac, while orders will open in July in Italy, to be extended progressively in the other countries of Europe.


Press Release (News-Press):
FIAT 500L MPW: THE NEW MODEL OF THE 500 FAMILY

  • The wider ‘living space’ of its segment: 5 + 2 seats in only 4 metres and 35 centimetres
  • The only car in the segment with a load capacity of 638 litres
  • The first car for the whole family: the unique Fiat 500 design combined with the best interior space/external dimensions ratio
  • Agile and compact as a mid-size car, comfortable and capable as a Station Wagon, roomy and functional as a Multi Purpose Wagon
Fiat presents the first official photos of the Fiat 500L MPW (called ‘Living’ in the rest of Europe), the new model that will have its world preview in July on the sixth anniversary of the 500 family. A development of the icon launched in 2007, the new car is for living life to the full, a car which reaches out directly to a diverse public, attentive to new features and looking for a balance of functionality and design, to make room for their many interests and intended uses without compromising on style.

The new Fiat has all the charm of the 500, the agility of a city-car, is as compact as a mid-size car, has the comfort and contents of a C-segment station wagon or saloon and the space and the versatility of an MPV. These are the ingredients of a new conception of the car, which is not based solely on technical specifications, but also on how it is experienced in life, to create a magic combination.

The 500L MPW is therefore the perfect marriage of effective use of space and unmistakeable ‘made in Fiat’ design. With an additional third row of seats, the new car is the most compact ‘5 + 2-seater’ MPV in its segment: it is 435 cm long, 178 cm wide and 167 cm high. What’s more, despite being 20 cm shorter than a C-segment Station Wagon, the Fiat 500L MPW ensures exceptional values in terms of comfort, space and load capacity, as demonstrated by a volume of 638 litres.

The new model therefore assumes its position as the first car for the whole family which reaches out to all consumers, able to win over both men, thanks to its characteristics of functionality and efficiency, and women, due to its beauty, intelligence and style. And it’s bound to please children as well: to their eyes it will be attractively spacious. In short, the Fiat 500L MPW is the superlative expression of Fiat’s characteristic ingenuity in creating vehicles that make everyday life more simple, and a bit more fun as well.

At launch, the Fiat 500L MPW will be equipped with two petrol engines - 95 HP 1.4 16v and 105 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo - as well as two turbodiesels: 105 HP 1.6 MultiJet II and 85 HP 1.3 MultiJet II, the latter also with automatic transmission.

The range includes two trim levels (Pop Star and Lounge), both with 5 or 7 seats, 19 body colours (including 11 two-tone combinations) and 6 interior trims, 15 different types in terms of alloy wheels and hub caps: in total, no fewer than 282 combinations are possible. The new Fiat 500L MPW offers equipment worthy of a higher segment, as demonstrated by the new leather interiors, integrated navigation system and rear camera to assist with reversing manoeuvres.

The Fiat 500L MPW will be produced in the new Serbian factory at Kragujevac, while orders will open in July in Italy, to be extended progressively to the other countries of Europe.