FIAT is introducing a new version of the 500L, called the Multi Purpose Wagon (MPW) “Living”, the FIAT 500L MPW Living has seating for seven, yet, it maintains much of the look and feel of the regular FIAT 500L. We’re just getting used to the FIAT 500L in the United States, so it’s a bit premature to spring it on unsuspecting consumers. Still, there are a lot of gems in this package and I think a three row, cheap Italian ride could be a blast!
You can read about our favorite FIAT, the FIAT 500 Abarth (here).
“At launch, the Fiat 500L MPW will be equipped with two petrol engines – 95 HP 1.4 16v and 105 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo – as well as two turbodiesels: 105 HP 1.6 MultiJet II and 85 HP 1.3 MultiJet II, the latter also with automatic transmission. The range includes two trim levels (Pop Star and Lounge), both with 5 or 7 seats, 19 body colours (including 11 two-tone combinations) and 6 interior trims, 15 different types in terms of alloy wheels and hub caps: in total, no fewer than 282 combinations are possible. The new Fiat 500L MPW offers equipment worthy of a higher segment, as demonstrated by the new leather interiors, integrated navigation system and rear camera to assist with reversing manoeuvres. The Fiat 500L MPW will be produced in the new Serbian factory at Kragujevac, while orders will open in July in Italy, to be extended progressively to the other countries of Europe.” – – FIAT Media
The total load capacity of 638-liters (22.53 cubic feet) is considered best in class.
Does North America need the tiny, three row FIAT 500L MPW Living? Well, why the hell not? If they price it within reach of people who cannot afford an overpriced crossover or minivan. Currently, the cheapest three row vehicle for sale in the United States is the Mazda5, which bases at $19,940. The regular FIAT 500L starts at $19,100. It’s possible that IF the FIAT 500L MPW came here, it might match the Mazda5’s price.
I have had some experience in the new FIAT 5ooL and I like its zany character and over-the-top design. It is a unique car and it has the potential to do one thing that I value in an automobile above all else, it has the potential to deliver fun. If that is the case, the possibility of getting the FIAT 500L MPW sounds mighty good.
The world premier of the FIAT 500L MPW will be this July.
Speaking of the FIAT 500L – here’s a fun video with Roman testing one!
I like this idea, but I wish they would bring the FIAT Panda line over – it looks like a blast to play with!