As the biggest and roomiest model in Fiat’s lineup, the 500L hasn’t been a great seller in the United States. In 2014, it handled to move 12,413 systems but that figure has decreased because, with just 3,118 units sold last year. The company is hoping the facelifted model will help enhance sales, although there’s no confirmation it will make its method to the U.S.
The Fiat 500 effectively reanimated an icon with its adorable appearances and nostalgic beauty. Instead of piggybacking on that success, the bigger and more ambiguously styled 500L crossover fizzled here in the U.S.
Facelifted for 2018 for Europe, the upgraded 500L uses a bounty of options for prospective consumers in terms of trim, color, and powertrain. Fiat also states 40 percent of the 2018 500L’s parts are brand-new to boot.
2018 Fiat 500L Design
Fiat declares the interior is new, however it looks pretty close to the old one. The updates are moderate, focusing on light visual updates to this MPV’s excessively round form. There are new accents in the headlights, new running lights and a lower grille with some chrome-looking mesh. Out back, the reverse lights are now lower on the bumper. Depending on the trim level chosen, different bumpers are available, but none are what I ‘d call “pretty.”.
2018 Fiat 500L Trim Levels and Features
3 trim levels are available: Urban, Wagon, and Cross. Urban emphasizes city owning while Wagon provides a seating arrangement for seven individuals. Cross is the most off-road capable with almost an inch of increased ground clearance in addition to a brand-new bumper style and brand-new front and rear skid plates.
Fiat is doubling down on the 500L’s crossover appeal in the Cross setup. It uses 3 driving modes by means of the 3.5-inch screen in the instrument cluster: Normal, Traction+, and Gravity control, which preserves speed while owning down a slope.
Fiat’s City Brake system is used throughout the range, offering automated braking in case of an impending accident. It also features an upgraded rear-parking video camera for better exposure.
A 7-inch touchscreen controls Uconnect HD Live. The infotainment system is compatible with both Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Uconnect likewise features Bluetooth connection and AUX and USB ports.
2018 Fiat 500L Engine
For Europe, powerplant options abound. The top of the line is a 1.4-liter inline turbocharged four-cylinder producing 120 hp. Fiat likewise uses LPG, methane, and diesel options. Transmission offerings include a 5- or six-speed manual. Fiat’s Dualogic robotic automatic transmission is likewise available.
2018 Fiat 500L Release Date and Price
Fiat has actually not yet revealed when the 2018 500L will go on sale in the U.S. or just how much it will cost. Stay tuned for more U.S.-specific information.