2014 Fiat 500L

Rising the 500 clan

"L" stands for Love!"

"500 with 2 extra doors"

"Fiat wonderland"

Pros:

Spacious
Stylish
Good visibility 

Cons:

Weak acceleration

Rivals: Mini Countryman, Kia Soul, Subaru XV

Fiat presents the new 500L Beats Edition special series and the new 2014 Fiat 500L range, which rationalizes the offer with new colors, interior trims and new options for new members of the 500 family.

2014 Fiat 500L
The introduction of the new 500 goes back to 2007. The 500 and its enthusiastically popular Abarth versions have allowed Fiat to at last produce decent premium-subcompact profits since these cars have become personalized trend and fashion statements worldwide. I've driven this defiant 2014 Fiat 500L.

I've been under the hollow that the L in the 2014 Fiat 500L stands for Large. The L truly stands for numerous things. The first thing is leveraging. Whereas the furthermost new trimmings to the Fiat 500 lineup helped the brand charm a broader audience, the 500L will give it significant leverage by comprising families and outdoor people in the circle. I was inclined to think the 500L is an overextended version of the normal 500, but it's undeniably not. The 500L utilizes an all new "small-wide" architecture that adds two extra doors, 27 inches of length, and 6 inches of height and width that add up to 42 percent more interior volume.

For the launch of the new Fiat 500L Beats Edition and new 120 HP engine versions, the 500L model range is getting an update, with a rationalized offer which includes some important new product features like the brand-new Venezia Blue metallic body color also available combined with white roof and always matched with the new grey/black fabric and leather upholstery. 

Depending on the market where it is sold, the new 2014 Fiat 500L model range comprises three trim levels (Pop, Pop Star and Lounge) and the 500L Beats Edition special series. What's more, numerous optional and accessories are available that, for the customer's convenience of choice and economic advantage, can also be purchased in specific packs such as the 'Pop Star Pack', 'Lounge Pack' and 'Trekking Pack'. The many contents offered on request include the Uconnect CD/MP3 radio with 5" touchscreen, parking sensors, 17" alloy wheels, knee bags, heated windscreen, Premium Beats audio system, Lavazza coffee machine, heated front seats, electrically controlled Skydome sun roof and baby surveillance rear-view mirror.

In the same way, the following are included as standard equipment to enhance comfort: steering wheel adjustable in height and depth, electric front windows, Dualdrive electric power steering with City function, driver's seat adjustable in height, central locking system and remote control for opening the doors. The Fiat 500L Pop Star trim level also offers the split (40/60) sliding rear seat accommodating three passengers that can be closed using the Fold&Tumble System function, handy storage compartments on the dashboard (one open and two with flap closing) and the useful cargo "magic space". Completing the equipment of this version are the Start&Stop system (on the 0.9 Twin Air and 1.3 MultiJet), audio set-up with four speakers and two tweeters, rear window wiper and Fix&Go system.

2014 Fiat 500L Beats Edition
If the special series of the iconic 500 are a byword for 'fashion', those of the 500L start from the world of technology which, according to the Fiat brand, must always feature sophisticated content but be easy to use, to make everyday life simpler and more enjoyable.

The Fiat 500L Beats Edition offers a sound system that is revolutionizing the way music can be experienced inside the car. Legendary artist and record producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Records chairman and record producer Jimmy Lovine, worked side by side with Fiat Group sound engineers to develop and calibrate the sound system introduced for the first time last year on the 500L model. The result is a system that offers a listening experience marked by premium sound that only two music experts like Dr. Dre and Lovine could have achieved.

On the outside, the Fiat 500L Beats Edition is characterized by the refined two-tone grey/black livery - matte or glossy - enhanced by red and satin chrome elements for a modern, metropolitan look. The same style is found inside, in particular in the distinctive 'total black' environment and the new fabric and eco-leather black trim with red stitching.

For the launch of the new Fiat 500L Beats Edition and new 120 HP engine versions, the 500L model range is getting an update, with a rationalized offer which includes some important new product features, like the brand-new Venezia Blue metallic body color and the new fabric and leather interiors, as well as new option packages that ensure more and more benefits to those who become part of the 500 family.

Drivetrain
In order to continue in its leading role in the segment, the 500L range too - including the 500L Trekking and 500L Living models, the two developments of the 500's identity that lead the 500 family to explore new territory, breaking the conventional segment barriers - expands with the new petrol engine: the 1.4 T-Jet petrol engine.

The 120 HP 1.4 T-Jet is characterized by reliability, compact dimensions and the optimum balance between outstanding driving and running costs.

Specifically, the 1.4 liter engine is a worthy expression of the concept of 'downsizing', thanks to the addition of consolidated, reliable technological solutions such as Fire and Turbo. Today, the more than 500,000 Turbocharged Fire engines produced testify to the success of a technological choice which has become a point of reference in all markets and all applications. With Euro 6 type approval, the 1.4 T-Jet on the Fiat 500L delivers a maximum torque of 215 Nm from as low as 2,500 rpm and enables the 500L to achieve significant performance: maximum power of 120 HP at 5,000 rpm, top speed of 189 kph, acceleration from 0 to 100 kph in 10.2 sec, combined consumption of 6.9 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 159 g/km.

The extreme versatility of the Fire plus Turbo combination has also permitted the development of a petrol/LPG version of the 1.4 T-Jet, which will be available in the coming weeks on 500L models. In particular, the dual-fuel power unit ensures torque and power on a par with that of the corresponding petrol version, with the addition of the advantages offered by a fuel which represents an effective solution in terms of environmental and financial balance. Additionally, thanks to the adoption of the most advanced technology, the dual-fuel 1.4 T-Jet complies with the strict Euro 6 standard, increases the available range and ensures impressive performance: maximum power of 120 HP at 5,000 rpm, top speed of 189 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.6", combined consumption of 8.9 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 144 g/km.

Exclusive Mopar products
Transform your car into a unique, personalized item thanks to the wide range of exclusive accessories created by Mopar, the reference brand for services, customer care, original spare parts and accessories for the Fiat-Chrysler brands in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Among these are specific accessories for the new 500L Beats Edition, like the brand-new satin-finish molding on the bonnet, the polycarbonate kick plate and the velvet mats with 500 logo. What's more, Mopar Vehicle Protection is available for the 500 family as well. This exclusive service offer is designed to take care of the vehicle throughout its entire useful life, guaranteeing that all maintenance operations are carried out at authorized dealerships and workshops within Europe by highly qualified and specialized technicians, using original parts.

Verdict
Overall, this is a brand addition that should work in my opinion, agreed on the L's positives avowals. Lots of people love big vehicles. So this is why all cars lovers were waiting for a bigger, spacious version of the cool Fiat 500. Still, everybody thought the same thing when Mini started making bigger cars, and those have been a success. Fiat should try the identical prescription!

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