The novelties of Fiat for Russia may be replenished in 2018-2019 with a stylish and original subcompact vein Fiat 500L. In the review of photos and videos, the price and specifications, the technical characteristics of the Italian crumbs minivan Fiat 500 L. It is interesting that Russian motorists will be offered at once three versions of the Fiat 500L – the usual Fiat 500L with a 5-seat interior, its all-terrain version Fiat 500L Trekking and an extended version of Fiat 500L Living with 7-seater interior as an option (basic equipment 5-seater).
The exact date for entering the Russian market of the subcompact vein Fiat 500L is not yet announced by the representatives of EFSI RUS, as well as the cost of the novelty, but … The Fiat 500L received the go-ahead from Rosstandart (certificate OTTS – type approval of the vehicle), valid until December 14, 2019. So maybe in the very near future the Italian novelty will appear in the Russian salons Fiat and expand the company’s lineup. To date, Russian motorists are offered only two Italian cars: a subcompact hatchback Fiat 500 and a pickup Fiat Fullback , which is a rebuilt version of the Mitsubishi L200 5th generation .
In Germany, the Fiat 500L is offered at a price of 15,990 euros, stylized for the crossover Fiat 500L Trekking from 19950 euros, and an extended version of the Fiat 500L Living from 19890 euros. Such a high cost, perhaps, will become a stumbling block for the Italian subcompact van of the European B-class to enter the Russian market. Universal Ford Focus Wagon with a more modest price tag and minivan Citroen Berlingo Multispace are clearly less. Yes for such money it is possible to buy two hatch Datsun mi-DO or pair of versatile persons Lada Kalina Wagon , also money will remain. But we do not take into account the fact that Fiat 500L is not going to compete with budget cars, but is aimed at confrontation with British counterparts – Mini Countryman and Mini Clubman , each of which costs 2 million rubles.
Most likely it does not make sense to describe the exterior design of the body and the interior design of the Italian subcompact, which is the sister brother of the bestseller of the European market Fiat 500 (the model is sold like a cool soda in the summer heat, in the last 2016 in Europe, sold more than 183,000 copies). At the same time, we note that the whole family of Fiat 500L looks very respectable and stylish, and especially the all-road version of Trekking.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of Fiat 500L 2018-2019 are 4147 mm in length, 1784 mm in width, 1658 mm in height, with 2612 mm of wheelbase.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of Fiat 500L Trekking 2018-2019 are 4270 mm in length, 1800 mm in width, 1679 mm in height, with 2612 mm of wheelbase.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of Fiat 500L Living 2018-2019 are 4352 mm in length, 1784 mm in width, 1667 mm in height, with 2612 mm of wheelbase.
- The track of the front wheels is 1522 mm and the track of the rear wheels is 1519 mm in all versions the same.
Salon models of the Fiat 500L family in spite of the modest exterior dimensions of the body pleases with a solid stock of free space and an impressive maximum volume reaching 3.17 m3 (for the Fiat 500L Living version – 3.89 m3). The driver and passengers are allocated enough space for comfortable seating, and the volume of the luggage compartment reaches an impressive value of 560-638 liters behind the backs of the second row (depending on the position of the rear seats that can move along the passenger compartment) in the five-seat version of the extended version Living up to the maximum values of 1584 Liter. With a 7-seat cabin configuration and with passengers at all places, the trunk can take about 190 liters.
Finishing materials used in the interior are simple, but high-quality and pleasant tactile. The architecture of the front panel and the center console is somewhat old-fashioned (the age of the model is debunking back in 2012), but all equipment is placed logically and correctly.
The basic equipment is quite modest, with a look at the price tag of the Italian subcompact: multifunctional steering wheel with leather trim, cruise control, remote central locking, air conditioning, front electric windows, rear-view mirrors with electric and heating, front and side front airbags, ABS and EBD, TCS and ESP, Brake Assist and Hill Assist Control, Uconnec multimedia system with 5-inch color touch screen (Bluetooth, USB, AUX), fabric seat trim, steel 16-inch wheels with hoods.
In richer versions of leather interior, two zone climate control, a sunroof or panoramic roof, light and rain sensors, fog lights with the function of highlighting turns, alloy wheels R16.
Specifications Fiat 500L 2018-2019 year.
At the heart of the Italian compact car is a budget platform with an independent front suspension (McPherson strut) and a rear semi-independent suspension (torsion bar), an electric power steering dual drive with city mode, disc brakes front and rear.
Certified for the import of Fiat 500L to Russia will receive three engines.
A pair of petrol four-cylinder: atmospheric 1.4-liter (95 hp 127 Nm) and turbocharged 1.4 T-Jet (120 hp 215 Nm) working in tandem with 6 MKPP.
Diesel 1.3 Multijet (95 hp 200 Nm) works in tandem with 5 MKPP or proposed as an alternative version of the 5-step robot Dualogic.
The newest gasoline three-cylinder engine is 0.9 TwinAir Turbo (105 HP 145 Nm) and a powerful diesel engine 1.6 MultiJet (120 HP 320 Nm) certification in Russia did not pass. I wonder why these motors were not certified. After all, the best option for a subcompact with a body weight of 1320 kg, in our opinion, is a 120-hp diesel, with excellent torque indicators, a modest fuel consumption (4.6-4.9 liters in city mode), the ability to provide Novelty with a maximum speed of 190 km / h and acceleration dynamics from 0 to 100 km / h for 10.7-10.9 seconds. Perhaps this engine is already very bully and not already a modest price for the Fiat 500 L?