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Old 02-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default Fiat 500L previewed ahead of Geneva Motor Show

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Fiat has finally tipped its hand on the 500L. After months of watching painful renderings of the five-door hatchback float to the surface, the company has dished a few official details ahead of the vehicle's debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.

The 500L is 162.9 inches long, a smidge over 70 inches wide and 65.3 inches tall. Fiat says the four-door 500 combines an SUV driving experience with B-segment fuel efficiency and could easily serve as a first car for those who like the 500 but need a little more functionality. The Fiat 500L will begin production in Europe in the last quarter of this year. When it does, two gasoline engines and a turbo-diesel will find their way behind the headlights.

The Italian automaker isn't saying much about the company's plans for the 500L in the U.S., but we've previously heard American buyers will be able to sample the five-seater soon. Believe it or not, a seven-seat version is also planned for Europe. Follow the jump for the full press release and stay tuned for the unveil on March 6.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:04 PM   #3
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Aw, it's like a baby Mini.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #4
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I wonder if BMW knows FIat spies stole their entire playbook.

Up next, the Fiat abarth doorman.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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Up next, the Fiat abarth doorman.
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Aw, it's like a baby Mini.
It's the same size as the Countryman.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #7
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It looked like a Fiat Panda at first.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #8
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Doesn't look to bad, maybe these will sell better the the 2drs
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:10 PM   #9
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IMO, it's hideous.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:31 PM   #10
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It might sell better in the U.S. than the regular 500 as it has more room and is more functional. However, Fiat still needs time to establish brand image in the U.S. as much of the current generation hasn't heard of the Fiat brand.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #11
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IMO, it's hideous.
I wouldn't go quite this far, but I don't like it. Far too busy, especially the taillights and the headlights. And the black and chrome strip down the side. And the wheels.
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How in the world is this going to sell? It looks cheap and unattractive.
Its too european for me.If rather buy small cars from ford and chevy.
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Panda would have been a much better way to go...
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