The Fiat 500L is a bit of strange one, almost the marmite of the car world, from Fiats point of view it makes sense to offer the 500 based mini MPV but despite Peter Kay carsharing it on our screens, it’s not exactly selling by the transporter load. However despite this, Fiat is pushing ahead giving the 500L an update.
The Fiat 500L has been spied on test by Mobil1 and the mini MPV will soon receive minor revisions inside and out, with spy photographers catching a camouflaged 500L prototype undergoing cold weather tests in Europe.
The photos indicate the 500L will receive updated front and rear fascias that will help it appear more up-to-date and modern. With an exterior facelift usually comes an interior update as well, so we’re expecting Fiat to address some of the common complaints of the 500L’s cabin with a more up-to-date version of Fiat Chrysler’s UConnect infotainment system and additional soft touch materials.
Fiat sold 82,150 500Ls in Europe last year, not a bad figure for a car you don’t see a lot of on the roads, as for its competition, it’s somewhat spacier than the Mini rival so for now the sums must add up for Fiat. What we’d like to see is a return to the original Fiat 600 and maybe a camper van version?! Now that could be fun!