The Fiat 500L MPV will abound into a accomplished ancestors of new models – and Auto Express has the pictures to prove it. These are the aboriginal images of a new seven-seater version, which we were accustomed admission to at the company’s Turin architecture studio.
It follows on from the five-seater 500L, and additionally goes on auction aboriginal abutting year – but there are affairs for a adventurous Nissan Juke-rivalling SUV, too.
The seven-seater has the aforementioned 500-esque administration as the accepted car and the aforementioned wheelbase. But it gets a 20cm best rear overhang to fit a third row of seats, as you can see in our pictures.
“The 500L will become a ancestors and a sub-brand for Fiat,” architecture administrator Roberto Giolito told Auto Express. “All of the seats in the seven-seater will tip and bend flat. This car will address to a altered bazaar than the five-seater.”
The seven-seater confirms that Fiat is accretion the ability of the 500 range, aloof as MINI has done with models like the Countryman SUV. The five-seat 500L replaces the slow-selling Fiat Idea and rivals cars like the Ford B-MAX and C-MAX; the seven-seater replaces the Multipla and targets models like the Grand C-MAX.
“We looked at accomplishing a 500 Estate like the old Giardiniera, but it concluded up actual complex,” Giolito told us. “It would additionally accept been a actual baby niche, so we absitively to advance the 500L alongside it.
“The abutting footfall is to do a affairs vehicle, article with added of a 4×4 look.”
Fiat has already produced abstraction sketches, assuming a beefed-up, Juke-rivalling adaptation of the 500L with a aloft ride height, beyond admixture auto and roof rails.