Over the past three years in Italy, Italians managed to sell 149 cars per 819 liters.
Family Fiat The 500L with five doors does not withstand competition within its own company. With the advent of the Fiat 500X crossover line, the popularity of the minivan in Europe began to decline. As a result, over the past three years, the Italians managed to sell 149 cars per 819 liters and 500 units of the 274X crossover in the Old Continent. At the same time, demand for L has halved over the past year. The trend is clear. That's why the president of Fiat Automobiles said that the compact minivan might not have a direct successor.
Fiat 500L hit the market in 2012. For seven years in Europe 496470 cars were sold from a compact minivan. In the United States, demand is only a few thousand people: from 2013 to 2019, Italians sold a total of 34 101 units.
According to the head of the company in Turin, they are preparing a relatively large crossover instead of two Fiat models - 500L and 500X. It will probably be a car that will compete with models such as Skoda Karoq, Kia Seltos and crossovers similar in size and price. That is, the Fiat 500XL (the future crossover, as the top manager called it) will have a length of about 4400 mm, and the wheelbase will reach 2650 mm. The dimensions of the current Fiat 500X do not exceed 4273 and 2570 mm, respectively. The new model will receive a new platform, which was originally developed not only for internal combustion engines, but also for hybrid and electric modifications.
The Fiat 500XL series will likely also have a version with a 1.0 petrol turbo engine, a 12-volt BSG starter and an 11 Ah lithium battery. Hybrids Fiat 500 and Panda already have such equipment.