The 2014 Fiat 500L may be coming to our shores, but one compact people-mover we likely won’t get is Europe’s three-row 500L Living (also known as MPW for the U.K.), which boasts a surprising seven-passenger capacity.
Like the $19,900 500L that will be offered here in the ‘States, which will start at $19,900 when it arrives later this month, the 500L Living is a compact four-door hatchback with styling cues from the standard 500. The difference is that the 500L Living gets a set of seats behind the second row, where two passenger can rub shoulders in the hatch area. The seatbacks of the second-row bench folds, and the seat can be lifted up to access the rear seats. Likewise, the third-row seats can be folded when you need a usable cargo area.
The 500L Living will be offered in two trim levels, including Pop Star and Lounge, which can be had in 19 different body colors and 11 two-tone combinations. Leather interior, a navigation system, and a rearview camera are available. A number of engine options are offered for the Euro-market people-mover, including gasoline engines such as a 95-hp 1.4-liter and 105-hp turbocharged 0.9-liter TwinAir Turbo, and diesel mills including 105-hp 1.6-liter and 85-hp 1.3-liter MultiJet II engines. The 500L Living will be produced in Fiat’s new Kragujevac plant in Serbia, and will first be available in Italy with a full rollout in other European countries to follow.
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