Fiat prices up 500LFiat

Fiat's five-door version of the 500 will cost from £14,990 when it arrives in UK showrooms next year.

The 500L range – a larger more spacious 500 with five-doors – will start at a whisker under £15k for the 1.4-litre Pop Star model and rise to £18,890 for the 1.6-litre MultiJet Lounge.

To confuse things slightly, Fiat has decided to offer its Pop Star model and Easy models at the same prices but they offer different levels of specification. As standard the 500L get a five-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth, six airbags, ESP stability programme, body-coloured electric door mirrors, cruise control, leather gearknob and steering wheel.

Pop Star adds a body-coloured dashboard, alloy wheels and side door mouldings "to appeal to a cool, young audience", says Fiat, while Easy gets rear parking sensors, a soft-touch dashboard and electric rear windows in addition to the standard equipment, "to attract drivers looking for greater comfort".

Top-draw Lounge versions get climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, side mouldings, rear parking sensors, electric rear windows, a largest-in-class fixed glass roof, light sensor, rain sensor, front fog lamps and a rear armrest.

There's also the choice of four engines: 0.9-litre TwinAir petrol (105bhp), 1.4-litre 16-valve petrol (95bhp), 1.3-litre 16-valve MultiJet diesel (85bhp) with manual or automatic transmission, and 1.6-litre 16-valve MultiJet diesel (105bhp).

Due to its eco credentials, TwinAir models start at £16,409 – £1,500 more than the 1.4-litre petrol.

Customers can pick from a colour palette of 10 shades, while the options list even includes a Lavazza on-board coffee making machine.

Elena Bernardelli, marketing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK, said: "Fiat 500L represents a new chapter in the history of the remarkable Fiat 500 range and we are confident that we are offering a fun yet versatile new family member that oozes style and personality, at competitive prices."

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