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 |  Sep 09 2014, 4:03 PM

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Fiat is having trouble moving its new people mover from dealer lots. 

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 |  Jul 31 2014, 9:34 AM

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Chrysler Group is calling back about 30,000 Fiat 500L vehicles over an issue with its knee airbags. 

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 |  Jul 28 2014, 2:36 PM

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A unique Fiat 500L made its debut at this year’s Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.

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 |  May 06 2014, 8:03 AM

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Godzilla’s making a stop on his way to the big screen to grab lunch as part of a new commercial campaign.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 3:04 PM

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Even Fiat featured a pair of interesting looking vehicles at the 2013 SEMA show this year focusing on the active lifestyle that the 500L is catered to.

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 |  Nov 06 2013, 3:03 PM

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Fiat’s 500L is still fresh on the market, and while the inflated Italian is plenty interesting on its own, the company saw fit to bring a couple of specially modified 500Ls to SEMA.

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 |  Oct 29 2013, 7:31 AM

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The all-new 2014 Fiat 500L and Jeep Cherokee have been named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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 |  Jun 22 2013, 9:01 AM

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The new Fiat 500L is heading to America and the Italian automaker’s newest commercial for its five-door model asks the question: “How different would America have been if the Italians invaded instead of the British?”

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 |  Jun 19 2013, 9:32 AM

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Fiat has officially announced its 500L Living, adding a third row to its 500L model to offer seating for seven.

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 |  May 24 2013, 3:23 PM

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The Fiat lineup is growing with the addition of the 500L which will arrive at American dealerships in June, 2013 with a starting price of $19,100, plus an $800 destination fee. 

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 |  Dec 18 2012, 3:15 PM

To celebrate the lives of the mothers who will drive them, Fiat has just released a music video entitled “The Motherhood’ feat. Fiat 500L,” which the brand says is “dedicated to all those women who have to be all things to all people and live it large on a daily basis.”

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 3:21 AM

Ahead of their 2012 LA Auto Show debut, Fiat has unveiled its 500L Trekking model and showed off its North American 500L model.

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 |  Nov 23 2012, 9:02 AM

Fiat will be introducing a 500L Trekking model at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, adding a soft-roader variant to its model lineup.

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 |  Jul 12 2012, 3:55 PM

The Fiat 500L is the big brother of the Fiat 500, and along with the added size, comes some added convenience, in the form of an incorporated espresso maker right in the car. 

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 |  Mar 18 2012, 6:17 PM

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The Fiat brand has had a bumpy start in the U.S. market, but the Italian automaker hopes to change things around now that its dealer network has finally expanded.

Last year, Fiat 500 sales only hit 19,769 cars, way below its target goal of 50,000. But now with the Abarth 500 on the horizon, the recently revealed 500L wagon coming next spring, and the Fiat 500 EV coming next year, the Italian brand looks poised to become a formidable player in the compact car market.

Fiat U.S. brand chief, Tim Kuniskis, recently revealed that the American lineup may increase to three models. While Kuniskis wouldn’t detail what the third model is, he did say that styling will always be their emphasis and that “any car we sell has got to be different.”

So what could it be? Our guess is that Fiat will bring a crossover to America. It’s only a fitting addition to their existing subcompact coupe/convertible and incoming four-door wagon.

Fiat now has 142 dealers and hopes to reach 200 by the end of next year.

GALLERY: Fiat 500L

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 |  Mar 05 2012, 7:47 PM

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The Fiat 500L was revealed ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut last month, but now on the eve of its debut the Italian automaker has released its first video showcasing the vehicle bumper to bumper.

The wagon variant of the Fiat 500 has the “L” in its name for “Large” and is the replacement for the 600 Multipla. It is about two feet longer than the standard 500 Coupe and will go on sale in Europe in the last quarter of this year. Engine choices include a 1.4L and TwinAir standard gasoline engine in addition to a 1.3L turbo MultiJet II.

The Fiat 500 family now consists of a standard three-door, a cabriolet, a high-performance Abarth version, and now the 500L. Stay tuned to Autoguide as we’ll be at the official unveiling of the 500L at the Geneva Motor Show.

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GALLERY: Fiat 500L

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 |  Jan 27 2012, 8:00 PM

Not too long ago, reports came in that Fiat is developing a 500 five-door wagon for the US market and now it appears that the Italian automaker will be reviving the 500L model name for the upcoming five-door 500.

The new five-door model gets an L added to its name for being large, and is scheduled to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Additional details on the model were also reported, stating that the 500L will sport a front end similar to the standard 500 model, but the vehicle will be wider and about 2.4-inches longer.

America will only be seeing a five-seater variant of the 500L, but it’s believed that the European market will also receive a seven-seater 500L. Fiat believes – and rightfully so – that American buyers wouldn’t have much interest in a seven-seater with such a small footprint.

Chances are the 500L in America will feature a 1.4L, four-cylinder engine with around 105-hp. The 500L badge originally came on Fiats produced from 1968-1972, but back then the L stood for Lusso, which is Italian for luxury. Now it’ll just be large.

[Source: Automotive News]