Words: Rohan Patil
Fiat UK has announced that the 500L MPW (Multi Purpose Wagon) will start at a sticker price of 15,795 GBP.
The 500L which is known in other markets as the 500L Living, is nothing but a longer 500L which is also offered with an optional seven-seat configuration. However, it is important to note that the two seats at the back are suitable only for people up to 1.65m tall. This Multi Purpose Wagon from the Italian automaker is 212mm longer than the regular 500L and as a result of the added length cargo space has increased from 410 liters to 638 liters.
This 500L MPW measures 4352mm in length, 1784mm in width and 1667mm in height and is available in UK with a choice of four engines: 95 bhp (71 kW) 1.4-liter gasoline, 105 bhp (78 kW) 0.9-liter TwinAir gasoline, 85 bhp (63 kW) 1.3-liter MultiJet and 105 bhp (78 kW) 1.6-liter MultiJet.
It will be sold in Pop Star and Lounge trim levels, with standard equipment such as 16-inch alloys, cruise control, air conditioning, six airbags, five-inch touchscreen infotainment system and rear parking sensor. In addition to this, Lounge gets rear electric windows, dual-zone automatic climate control, front fog lights, rain sensors, automatic headlamps, rear privacy mirror and an electric glass sunroof.
The 2014 UK-spec Fiat 500L MPW is offered with nine exterior paint schemes and several roof/mirror color combinations plus a few alloy designs available in different sizes and with various colors.
Though the Fiat 500 is brought to us via CBU, its pricing never appealed the Indian crowd and hence it had very low sales.