Fiat 500XL Spotted on Factory Floor Pending Production
The little city car has already spawned a five-door sibling that's already roaming the streets of Europe and will soon also arrive in the US via Fiat's Mexican plant. The next step is this, the 500XL, with even more space inside, thanks to a 200 mm longer wheelbase than the 500L.
The MPV is still no bigger than a Golf, but is supposed to seat up to seven people at once. In case you were wondering what the 500 would look like if it carried so many people and had to grow to the size of a family compact, this leaked photo that emerged online should set you straight.
The car is 4,340 mm long, but because it's so tall, the appearance is quite different to a regular 500. Groovie taillights, blacked out roof pillars and a bunch of other cosmetic tricks work well to hide the horror that is a box van.
Inside, the 500XL will be taught the same tricks as its smallest relative. The shiny dash and customization options from the 500 will all be available, making this a car like no other for its occupants.
As far as we know, Fiat hasn't got any new engines planned, so the XL will have to make do with a 95 PS 1.4-liter, the 0.0-liter TwinAir with 105 PS and various stages versions of the small 1.3-liter Multijet diesel.
Photo via Coche Spias via Carscoops