2013 Fiat 500L gets preview before Geneva debut

Everyone that was waiting for a longer version of the Fiat 500 can rest at ease – at least in Europe. At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Fiat will finally unveil the much-rumored 500L with the ‘L’ simply standing for ‘Large.’

The 2013 Fiat 500L offers “MPV passenger space combined with the feel of a small SUV on the road and the restrained dimensions and efficiency of a B segment car, the new Fiat model defies the conventional distinctions between the various segments, combining the typical characteristics of different categories in order to create a distinctive alternative to the traditional B and C segments,” Fiat said in a statement.”

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The model is a 5-seater and measures 414 cm long, 178 cm wide and 166 cm high. Engine choices will initially include two gasoline engines (TwinAir and 1.4-liter) and a turbo diesel (1.3 MultiJet II).

Sales will kick of in Europe in the last quarter of 2012. No word if it will make it to the stateside.

– By: Omar Rana