New Fiat 500L video revealed

The new Fiat 500L will be revealed tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show but a video of the car has been unveiled today to whet the appetite of those who want a bigger, more practical Fiat 500.

The Fiat 500L uses similar design language to the smaller Fiat 500 but includes four doors and a boxier rear end to accommodate adult rear passengers in comfort.

It measures over four metres long and 1.8 metres wide and includes a boot of almost 400 litres as Fiat targets the growing trend for compact people carriers.

Fiat says the Fiat 500L is the first ever Fiat 500 to be ideal for family use and will sit above the new Fiat 500, which is aimed at young buyers predominantly based in the city.

The Fiat 500L uses a large glass roof – the largest in the segment according to Fiat – to open up the interior of the car for the passengers.

Other additions include Fiat’s frugal ‘TwinAir’ petrol engines. At just two cylinders, the engine was the first petrol to offer sub-100g/km CO2 emissions in the UK for the Fiat 500 and subsequently qualifies for free road tax and exemption from the London congestion charge.

It will also be offered with a larger, 1.4-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel unit when it goes on sale in the UK later in 2012 at Fiat UK dealerships.

New Fiat 500L prices have not been revealed but the car will make its first official European appearance at the Geneva Motor Show from tomorrow.

A video of the new Fiat 500L can be viewed here