Rossella Guasco, Head of Color & Material - Fiat Group Design, tell us the key words of the search and development of Fiat 500L interior: three-dimension, tactility, contrast of materials, contemporary approach, iconic identity, chromatic contrast and the presence of the body colour in the interior as a continuity element from the Fiat 500.
2014 FIAT 500L Living - Pierallini
Fiat 500L Living
.The largest 'living space' in its category: 5+2 seats in just 4 metres 35
.The first vehicle for the whole family: the Fiat 500's unmistakeable
design combined with the optimum balance between internal space and
.The agility and compactness of a mid-sized car, the comfort and content of
a station wagon and the space and versatility of an MPV.
The new 500L Living is the superlative expression of Fiat's characteristic
ingenuity in creating vehicles that make everyday life more simple, and a
bit more fun as well. The family feel is clear right from the external
style, which rejects sharp edges in favour of "rounder" shapes, maintaining
the friendly, cheerful look of the Fiat 500. But inside, the new vehicle is
full of surprises, guaranteeing exceptional comfort, space and load
capacity. That's why the 500L is the perfect first vehicle for the whole
family, a model which appeals to a wide range of consumers, thanks to its
combination of style, functionality and efficiency.
The 500L Living demonstrates Fiat's ability to design and produce
innovative vehicles with maximum space efficiency. It is not by chance that
the new model is leader among mid-sized MPVs in terms of the ratio between
exterior dimensions and interior space, including both the passenger
compartment and the boot. With the addition of the third row of seats, the
new vehicle is the most compact '5 + 2-seater' MPV in its category: it is
435 cm long, 178 cm wide and 167 cm high. Despite being 20 cm shorter than
a C-segment Station Wagon, the Fiat 500L Living ensures exceptional
comfort, space and load capacity. And thanks to its compact dimensions, the
new car guarantees handling and practicality in urban driving - parking in
tight spots, smooth lane changes, agility on corners and in narrow streets
- that make it unique.
The truth is that the Fiat 500L Living cannot be confined to a traditional
segment, as it takes the best of different categories, reinterpreting it to
offer all of the following in a single solution: the charm of a 500, the
agility and compactness of a mid-sized car, the comfort and content of a
C-segment station wagon and the space and versatility of an MPV. These are
the components of the new magic formula, which expands both the winning
formula of the 500, a style icon offering continuous innovation and premium
quality, and that of the 500L, which adds even more functionality to all of
The interior environment is therefore a welcoming place, an extremely
pleasant place to be, thanks to the wide range of colour combinations,
dedicated solutions and exclusive accessories, such as the 6 interior
upholstery options. For each trim level, the customers can choose between
two special fabrics: Black/Red or Grey/Black for the Pop Star version,
Grey/Grey or Grey/Beige for the Lounge version. Upon request, you can also
customise your 500L Living even further, with two elegant leather
upholstery options (Grey/Grey or Grey/Beige). Both trim levels come with
black fabric seats on the third row.
The passenger compartment is filled with light from the glass roof, which
can be operated electrically, and is no less than 1.5 metres squared.
Finally, the new model is also easy to customise on the outside, with a
choice of 19 exterior colours, including 11 two-tone options (black or
white roof), and 15 different alloy or steel rim options, 16" and 17", for
a total of 282 possible combinations.
The Fiat 500L Living boasts top class interior capacity and comfort, as
well as offering innovative seating configurations to facilitate the
transporting of both passengers and loads. To satisfy the most diverse
needs, the new model is available in two configurations: 5 seats (as
standard) or 5+2 (on request). In the latter case, the two additional seats
can comfortably accommodate two passengers of medium height. What's more,
access to the third row is facilitated by the large door surround and the
'one hand' mechanism which permits the seat to be folded down completely.