“There’s good news on the mechanical front with the 500L S-design being paired exclusively with Fiat’s 1.4-litre petrol engine with 6-speed manual transmission, producing 95hp.”
The range is also aligned to that of the new Fiat 500X, which sees the ene range renamed as Urban, reflecting its design inspiration, as well as the introduction of the City Cross trim level.
The City Cross trim is the new entry point to the Cross look Fiat 500L. With a raised stance, it offers SUV styling which is enhanced with front and rear bumpers with skid plates, side mouldings and wheel arch mouldings from the Cross trim.
The City Cross also offers the latest in-car connectivity, adding Uconnect 7-inch HD LIVE touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto to its standard spec.
AVAILABILITY The new Fiat 500L S-design lands in showrooms this month, priced from £18,610 on the road, while the Fiat 500L range now starts from £16,710 OTR for the Urban 1.4 95hp model.
WHO WOULD BUY ONE? Anyone with a family who admires the cute and retro Fiat 500 but who needs extra space and the latest tech should put the 500L on their consideration list.
And if you’re more of an SUV person than an MPV, the 500L S-design, with its more rugged Cross-based spec and added style might just be the car for you.