Fiat will expand its 500L minivan range with the new 500XL

Posted on Monday, 13 August 2012 , 13:08:01 byEmil

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Fiat will expand its 500L minivan range with the new 500XL


It seems that the Fiat brand has big plans concerning the 500L small minivan range. In the gallery you can see the ideas they have for the future model. The first sketches represent the five-seat Fiat 500L, a model that was already revealed. European dealerships will receive it at the end of September or even October, depending on the country, of course and the North American market sometime next year. Actually, the new model is quite easy to recognize. It is a small minivan capable of seating 7 passengers and different sources say it will be called the Fiat 500XL. The third row it has was offered for children, most likely. The new 500XL is 150 mm longer in comparison with the 500L- five seat and this is how it has so much space. It seems that the Fiat 500XL has the same wheelbase as the 500L, but it has extra length in the rear overhang. Nothing is for sure yet, but the new model might enter production before the end of next year and the customers will be mostly Europeans and not only, but for sure the North Americans will not be interested in buying such a small seven-seat model. The carmaker is thinking even of a third variation of the small MPV called the 500L Trekking. This model is a light crossover version of the 5-seat 500L. The name is not really new, as the specialists used it over the years. The Trekking will probably have a raised suspension and also an electronically controlled front differential, but it will not be offered with all-wheel drive. This is not all. Fiat is also offering the front wheel drive 500X and the all-wheel drive option as well. We had the opportunity to see them not long ago in Italy, Turin during a presentation. carscoop.blogspot



Fiat will expand its 500L minivan range with the new 500XL image Fiat will expand its 500L minivan range with the new 500XL image
Fiat will expand its 500L minivan range with the new 500XL image Fiat will expand its 500L minivan range with the new 500XL image
Fiat will expand its 500L minivan range with the new 500XL image Fiat will expand its 500L minivan range with the new 500XL image