Family MPV Fiat 500L off the Assembly line in 2012.
Currently, this “pyatidverka” very difficult to compete with other models, so Fiat decided not to create a direct heir.
The President of Fiat Automobiles Olivier Francois said in an interview with Auto Express.
According to statistics, last year sales of the Fiat 500L “dipped” in half. Thus, according to the head of Fiat, instead of two of its models, the 500L compact MPV and compact 500X cross – brand create a versatile crossover, combining these two formats.
The new Fiat 500XL will get a modern electric mobility platform with a flat floor, which will help to make the novelty is not smaller than the 500L.
The experts noted that the current 500L and 500X are not in a hurry to leave the conveyor, and in the near future and all will get hybrid versions. Remember, the same electric 500E is not removed from the model range of Fiat petrol “five hundredth”. Both cars will be produced in parallel.
As for the future of the Fiat 500XL, the experts do not expect high sales due to the quite tight competition and a pretty high price tag judging by the 500e. On the date of the debut of “green” novelties while there is no information.
Most likely, electricross will appear only after a year.