more and more crossover and SUV that we see on our roads. Fiat used the base aesthetics and great performance of the urban Fiat 500 to launch, several years ago, the Fiat 500L and the 500X. Despite the fact that they are not the best selling models in their respective segments, what is certain is that the strategy she has gone wrong to the Italian firm. Now, five years later, the Fiat 500L receives a restyling that puts the day varying slightly in aesthetics, but upgrading significantly their equipment.
tells Us Fiat which introduces nothing less than 40 % of all the parts of the car, despite the fact that its aesthetic is still quite similar. Also change their names Fiat 500L, 500L Trekking and 500L Living by Urban, Cross and Wagon respectively. In general, the exterior looks modified with new air intakes, upgraded lights and chrome elements for the Urban and Wagon, being shades of gray in the Cross. If something works, why change it? Fiat has simply touched the right.
Fiat 500L: three bodies, three styles
Fiat 500L Urban
version focused on urban life is the Fiat 500L Urban. Its body has dimensions of 4,24 meters long, 1,78 wide and 1,66 tall, in addition to a battle of 2,61 meters. Is the body shortest of the three, though not by this means that has a passenger compartment reduced. The space of the trunk of 455 liters.
Fiat 500L Cross
The 500L also has a body more adventurous, who answers to the name Cross. Measures 4,28 meters long, 1.80 wide and 1,68 tall. Keeps its distance between axes of 2,61 meters, but win 2.5 inches in ground clearance, which gives better angles of entry, exit and ventral in the case of escape from the asphalt. It also brings new exterior details, as well as protections plastic in the lower body. Important is also your Mode Selector switch, to adapt the response of the vehicle to the ground conditions. trunk of 455 liters.
Fiat 500L Wagon
This is the body more familiar, spacious and versatile, with capacity to accommodate up to seven seats. The Fiat 500L Wagon has an approach that is more focused on those who made regular trips with a heavy load. Its exterior length is 4,38 meters long, making it the 7 seater more compact on the market. The cargo space is 638 litres in the version of 5-seater and 416 in the variant with 7 seats (when the third row is depressed).
Changes in the interior
The interior of the 500L is still very recognizable, and maintain the personality that is inherited from the Fiat 500. There are some changes, as the lower part of the dashboard or around the box of watches that now includes a color TFT screen of 3.5 inches between the two dials the main. The steering wheel has also been renewed.
the years pass and the system of infotainment, something so fashionable in recent times, it was beginning to be left behind. Fiat has updated and you can now have a touch screen up to 7 inches, and multiple applications that are managed from the new entertainment system Uconnect HD Live, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and browser. It also adds information about weather and traffic status in real time.
Improvements in safety and comfort
in Addition to updating the technology of infotainment, the Fiat 500L receives improvements in your active safety. The main novelty introduced in its three bodies available is the security system City Brake, which brakes the car autonomously when we have high chances of crashing whenever circulemos less than 30 km/h. Although it may not appear so, it is also a matter of security lighting, and, we recall, has been introduced LED lighting for the drl front. The reversing camera now you get a better resolution in low light conditions.
In terms of the comfort, we can highlight the new mirror of “supervision of children” (as it is referred to as Fiat), mirrors, thermal and electrically folding in addition to the interior lighting with new light environment.
The family of engines of the Fiat 500L 2017 is composed by versions of gasoline, LPG and diesel. In gas we have the 1.4 95 HP and the twin-cylinder 0.9 TwinAir 105 CV. Versions adapted for LPG are the 1.4 TJet 120 HP and the 0.9 80 HP. In diesel are offered the 1.3 95 BHP (also available with automatic transmission) and the 1.6 MultJet of 120 HP.