We caught wind recently that Fiat is planning to bring a wagon variant of their 500 to the market. Further information has now surfaced which reports that the car will be called the 500L - with the L standing for large.

We caught wind recently that Fiat is planning to bring a wagon variant of their 500 to the market. Further information has now surfaced that the car will be called the 500L - with the L standing for large.

Two version of the 500L are planned by Fiat, one with five seats and one with seven seats, the latter of which will not make it to US shores. It will feature five doors, a high roof and front end styling that will mimic the current models in the 500 line-up.

The 500L will ride on a platform that is based off the Fiat Punto sub-compact, it will be 4150mm long which is 60 mm longer than the three-door 500 hatchback. The five-door variant will be an additional 10mm long.

According to the report, the engine line-up will include Fiat's TwinAir turbocharged two-cylinder 900cc with 85hp ( 63 kW / 86 PS ), a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 77hp ( 57 kW / 78 PS ) or 105hp (78 kW / 106 PS ) and a 1-3-liter diesel with 75hp ( 56 kW / 76 PS ) or 95hp ( 70 kW/ 66 PS ).

Fiat are planning on producing 100,000 units of the 500L in the first year and it will be built at their plant in Kragujevac, Serbia. The world debut is slated for the Geneva Motor Show in March.

 

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