2018 Fiat 500L Facelift Spotted Testing With Heavy Camouflage. It is not a secret that Fiat 500L is not a definition of successful. It is targeted for customers who want something bigger than Fiat 500. But somehow, it is still lacking, and in the end, people prefer 500X which is a lot larger than 500L.
To improve 500L’s brand image, Fiat is currently refreshing the car. And along with the 7-seat 500L Living, it was spotted testing, dressed in a very heavy camouflage.
2018 Fiat 500L Facelift Specifications
The camouflage is so thick that we cannot see anything significant in the design. But since the 2018 Fiat 500L Facelift car is heavily criticized both for its styling and awkward shape, we can expect some improvement in those departments.
Even though the front light part is covered, it is believed that Fiat has ditched the old light bulbs for more sophisticated LED. It will give some modern vibe, but not enough to make the car more aesthetically pleasing. In addition to the new lighting, the grille is restyled as well. The new grille comes with narrower lower portion and grows wider on the top.
The spy shots couldn’t reveal anything about the cabin. However, it seems like the interior will follow the formula of the last refreshed Fiat 500. Consequently, we can expect new steering wheel, seats, center console as well as the up-to-date infotainment system. It is also possible that the cheap hard plastic will be ditched and replaced by more premium materials which will be necessary to put the car on a better level.
In terms of powertrain, nothing has been confirmed yet but let’s not expect significant changes. It is possible that 2018 Fiat 500L redesign version will come with two petrol and two diesel mills in its engine lineup. The petrol engine probably consists of a 0.9 L and 1.4 L engine while a 1.3 L and 1.6 L mill will be in charge for the diesel lineup.
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We know nothing yet about the power figure. But Fiat needs to make the significant improvement in this department if they want to increase 500L sales. As a matter of fact, from all Fiat models currently in sale in US market, the outgoing 500L is the worst of the bunch.
Release Date and Price
The sales don’t even reach 100 units in last November. And, the sale volume even went south by almost 60% in 2016. Since we can’t expect too much from the design, the performance—and maybe with some help with the better interior material—is the last hope for this model to make it big once it is launched.
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