Italian carmaker introduces the longest ever Cinquecento. It’s got three rows of seating!
Not satisfied with its bloated 500L, Fiat has supersized the enlarged hatchback with the new 500L Living, which adds a third row of seats allowing room for seven passengers. Outside of Europe the car will be known as the Fiat 500L MPW (standing for Multi Purpose Wagon) and while the Italian carmaker has added some functionality and space by stretching overall length by around eight inches, this has been at the expense of luggage capacity and some would argue the Cinquecento style that has made the new 500 such a success.
The 5+2-seater MPV is the most compact in its class and at launch will come with two gasoline units – a 95-hp 1.4-liter and 105-hp 0.9-liter TwinAir Turbo – as well as a pair of turbodiesels: a 85-hp 1.3-liter and 105-hp 1.6-liter. Pop Star and Lounge trim levels will be available with 19 body colors, 6 interior trims, and 15 alloy wheel and hub cap combinations. The Fiat 500L MPW will be rolled out in the summer to European markets, but there’s no word on whether it will be offered stateside where it would face competition from the likes of the Mazda5 and Ford Transit Connect.