SAY S FOR SUPERMINI: FIAT ADDS MORE STYLE TO THE 500L MODEL RANGE
Fiat’s 500L – the big brother to the iconic Fiat 500 – has had a revamp, with a new S-design model adding glamour to the range
WHAT’S NEW? Most people are familiar with the Fiat 500L by now. Take one regular 500, pump it full of growth hormones and what you’re left with is the 500L – a compact MPV style car, or a compact super-mini with a higher roof if you prefer.
Whatever the moniker, it is in itself a more practical take on the hugely popular little city car for anyone with a family.
Fiat has continually refined the 500L, adding a range of new models and editions, including the rugged and more Suv-like 500L Cross and an estate version called the 500L Wagon.
Now, Fiat has decided to inject a dash of style into the range with the latest S-design model.
on the Cross trim level, the 500L S-design stands out for its exclusive matt paint, dark accents and wheels, which, when combined with the latest technology, are aimed at offering a car more suited to modern families who want dynamic looks and to stay connected.
So what you get with the new edition includes exclusive matt Donatello Bronze paint paired with black roof and Myron finish accents, including side mouldings, door handles, front grille, rear light cluster bezel, and door mirror covers.
The sporty look is further enhanced by dark tinted rear windows and new exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels with Myron finish.
In addition to the exclusive bi-coloured matt Bronze paintwork with black roof, the new 500L S-design is also available in metallic Donatello Bronze paired with a black roof and in pastel Darkwave Black.
UNDER THE BONNET There’s good news on the mechanical front, too, with the 500L S-design being paired exclusively with Fiat’s 1.4-litre petrol engine with 6-speed manual transmission, producing 95hp.
The 1.4 95hp engine complies with the latest euro6d emissions standard, which means it is generally very efficient and reasonably non-polluting.