The vehicle, which offers 42 percent more interior space than the Fiat 500 city car, will start at $19,900, including an $800 destination fee, and increase with different options and trim levels. About a quarter century ago, FIAT was selling over 100,000 cars annually in the United States. If you said you saw one of those old FIAT cars on the road today, people might ask you to get your eyes checked. The reason FIAT had to leave the US, and then reintroduce itself, has everything to do with FIAT's quality control problems at the time.
Finally, the range-topping Lounge trim comes with an Euro Twin Clutch six-speed transmission, chrome side molding and mirror caps, heated leather seats and unique 16-inch wheels, just to name a few features, for a price tag starting at $24,195.
Indeed, the European-spec Fiat 500L we sampled in France comes with only two cylinders that add up to just under a liter of displacement. U.S.-bound models will get a larger 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers significantly more punch.
The Fiat 500L Easy adds aluminum wheels, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, a front center console with an armrest, premium sound system, and upgraded interior materials in the form of premium cloth seats, a vinyl-wrapped dashboard, leather-wrapped shifter, and a unique leather-wrapped steering wheel.