Fiat has finally slapped a price tag on the big, mini-MPV version of its 500 supermini. The Fiat 500L (the L stands for ‘large’ in case you hadn’t guessed) will go on sale for a starting price of £14,990 on the road – £5,050 more than the standard car.
It’s a lot of cash to part with, but the 500L is sure to be a big hit with those who love the standard Fiat 500 but hate the fact the rear is only big enough for dwarves.
The 500L’s Pop Star and Easy trim levels cost the same, but come with different specs. Pop Star includes a body-coloured dashboard, alloy wheels and side door mouldings designed to appeal to a younger audience, while the Easy spec swaps all that for rear parking sensors, a soft-touch dashboard and electric rear windows.
The range-topping Fiat 500L Lounge comes with all of these goodies plus climate control, 16-inch alloys, side mouldings, the largest fixed glass roof in its class, light and rain sensors, fog lamps and an armrest in the rear, but you’ll need to pay £16,390 for the privilege.
That price rises higher still if you decide to splash out on one or more of the 500L’s vast range of optional goodies, which include everything from a Beats by Dre audio system to a Lavazza on-board coffee machine.
Power will come from a choice of four engines. These include the 0.9-litre 105hp TwinAir and 1.4-litre 95hp petrols, and the 1.3- and 1.6-litre diesels, which produce 85hp and 105hp, respectively. The Fiat 500L will go on sale in April 2013. Start saving your pennies now.