The 2018 Fiat 500L is a five-door, five passengers, front-engine, front wheel drive, high roof B-segment MPV in Kragujevac, Serbia produced by Fiat subdivision of FCA and since its debut worldwide market at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012. Based on a variant of the GM Fiat Small platform, the 2018 Fiat 500L use Fiat’s Multiair variable valve timing engine technology in a taxi ahead architecture: a packaging concept that closet priority.
With a total passenger and cargo volume of 121.1 cubic feet, the 500L features high H-point seating, high roof and greenhouse splits to (A) pillar with glass and plastic rear (D) a pillar and a reconfigurable interior design as Magic cargo market space that a three-level rear cargo floor panel includes, fold-flat front passenger seat as well as AFT sliding, folding and tumbling, table back seat. In 2013, Fiat started marketing of an extended 7-seat variant, the 500L Living in Europe.
The Fiat 500L 2018 models derive its name from Fiat’s renowned 500 models, including the original 1957 Fiat 500 and the current 2018 Fiat 500, which underline its increased length and overall size over other 500 variants in 2007, the suffix L indicates “large.”
2018 Fiat 500L Design
During its development, beginning released when Fiat its 2010-2014 product development plan in April 2010, the 2018 500L internally designated the M0 or Ellezero and is intended as a replacement for the Fiat Idea and its rebadged variant, the Lancia Musa. announced two variants, five and seven passengers, the latter aimed at North America.
The 2018 Fiat 500L platform is based on Fiat’s “Small” platform, first used by the Fiat Grande Punto, and further developed since its launch in 2005. With the 500L, the platform is both more and wider, the 500L’s cabin forward architecture to accommodate. The draft priority interior volume and reducing the volume of the vehicle dedicated to chassis, moving the cab forward, towards the front of the car.
Designers of the 500L said its development was inspired by Villa Savoye, modernist house in the 1930s designed by Le Corbusier, located in Poissy, France. Fabrizio Vacca, senior interior designer with Fiat’s Centro Stile in Turin describes a common “low” theme to each, including a base, a small window means with extensive visibility and an available, large, dual-panel panoramic sunroof. The Fiat 500L’s canopy is 10.8 of the largest in its class. The designer calls the split A-pillar as to contribute a significant portion to the interior’s open feeling, visibility and a sense of transparency.
2018 Fiat 500L Models
Fiat 500L marketed in several trim levels worldwide, began in 2014 in the US with four trim levels: Pop, Easy, trekking and Lounge – then consolidated into three levels with the model year 2017. Trim levels are available worldwide, including in Sports Canada instead of Easy – and Pop Star in Europe. Engine and transmission vary by country and model year.
The standard (entry) trim level, typically marketed as 2018 Fiat 500L Pop, includes power windows and door locks, UConnect 5.0 system with 5-inch touchscreen interface, hands-free calling, Bluetooth streaming audio, voice-controlled radio; Hill-start assist; and market a reconfigurable interior design as Magic cargo space a three-level rear cargo floor panel includes, fold-flat front passenger seat and slide for AFT, fold and tumble, table back seat. The standard trim level typically offers no alternative packages.
2018 Fiat 500L Engines
For most markets, the 500L is available in a variety of gasoline and diesel engines; the 2-cylinder 0.9 L-Twin Air and the 4-cylinder 1.4 L petrol and 1.3 L and 1.6 L Multijet II rail diesel engines. In North America, the 500L is only available with a 1.4 L turbocharged petrol engine, is available in Europe. A “natural power” methane powered version of the 0.9 L-Twin Air is available in selected European markets.
The 1.3 L diesel available with five-speed manual or a 5-speed semi-automatic gearbox with the name “MTA Dualogic”. The Fiat 500L 1.6 diesel is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 1.6 Multijet II 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) and 1.4 T-Jet 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) engine versions for the 500L, 500L Trekking, and 2018 Fiat 500L Living is unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show.