The Fiat 500L is a five-door, five passenger, front-engine, front-wheel drive, high-roof B-segment MPV (compact minivan) manufactured in Kragujevac, Serbia by FCA Srbija and marketed globally since its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Based on a variant of the FCA Small Wide platform, the 500L uses Fiat’s Multiair variable valve timing engine technology and monovolume cab forward architecture: a packaging concept that prioritizes passenger and cargo volume. The 500L is noted for its high H-point seating, high roof, tall greenhouse, double A pillar, wide field of visibility — and its reconfigurable interior system marketed as Cargo Magic Space.
In 2013, Fiat began marketing a lengthened 7-seat variant, the 500L Living, in Europe. For model year 2018, the 500L received an intermediate facelift, with revised front and rear fascias along with In-car entertainment (ICE) updates and interior revisions. By early 2018, production reached 500,000 units.
The 500L derives its name from Fiat’s widely known 500 models, including the original 1957 Fiat 500 and the current Fiat 500, introduced in 2007. Underscoring its increased length and overall size over other 500 variants, the suffix L denotes “large.”