Seven-seat version of the Fiat 500 to go on sale later this year

A seven-seat version of the Fiat 500L has been revealed. Called the Fiat 500L MPW (for Multi Purpose Wagon) in the UK, it will be known elsewhere in Europe as the Fiat 500L Living.

Fiat describes the 500L MPW as a 5+2 seater, emphasising the part-time nature of the rear seats. It is 210mm longer than the 500L on which it is based, and 10mm higher. The width remains unchanged. Boot space with rear seats down is 638 litres, 238 litres more than the 500L. No luggage capacity for the car with the rear seats up has been given.

Engine options mirror those of the 500L, meaning 94bhp 1.4 and 104bhp 0.9-litre TwinAir petrols, plus a 104bhp 1.6-litre and 84bhp 1.3-litre diesels. The latter is also available with an automatic gearbox.

The Fiat 500L MPW will be sold in two trim levels, called Pop Star and Lounge, with buyers having 19 exterior colours to choose from and six interior colour options. Emphasising the car's customisation options, it will also be sold with 15 different styles of wheel.

The Fiat 500L MPW is the sixth member of the 500 family, joining the standard 500, 500C, 500 Abarth, 500L and 500 Trekking in the line-up. A Fiat 500 SUV is expected to go on sale in 2014.

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18 June 2013

Why don't they just weld two of these monstrosities together and call it the Fiat 500 Q7?

 

18 June 2013

Um, this is a 7 seat version of the Fiat Panda actually, NOT the 500, it uses a modified Panda platform, like the 500L, theyre just calling it a 500, come on Autocar !

18 June 2013

typos1 wrote:

Um, this is a 7 seat version of the Fiat Panda actually, NOT the 500, it uses a modified Panda platform, like the 500L, theyre just calling it a 500, come on Autocar !

But isn't the 500 also based on the Panda?

18 June 2013

Well, that doesn't look like an afterthought at all, does it. And the all black rear seats in a otherwise two tone interior? Classy. Classy all the way.

Also, it's a good thing that they changed the name for the UK. 500L Living makes it seem like it has a speech impediment.

 

 

18 June 2013

...for you, Fiat. How about a 500 saloon? If we can have an A3 saloon, what could be wrong with having a 500 saloon?

18 June 2013

it is not as ugly as some of Mini's bowel movements.

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

18 June 2013

omg fiat. with alfa you're my favourite boyhood car compaines. what have you done?! its so ulgly and banal.  have more confidence that you can create 'new wonders' and not just 'up-scale' your two curremt hits - panda and 500.  

18 June 2013

When the question was asked, how many elephants can you fit in a mini, it was meant as a joke. Perhaps BMW and now Fiat thought it was a design brief?

What exactly is the purpose of such cars? Who signs off a car which has seats that nobody can sit in? No doubt this car will receive a NCAP 5* award, yet anything stronger than moth hits the front bumper and the rear most occupants will find their knees smashing the rear window.

18 June 2013

I'm sure they must have considered calling it the the XPanda

18 June 2013

JIMBOB wrote:

I'm sure they must have considered calling it the the XPanda

 

Nice!

 

Today we see a diesel Maserati, and now this. Not a good day for Italian cars. 

 

 

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