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Fiat 500L is longer, wider, taller and heavier than standard 500

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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The Fiat 500L is 27-inches longer, 6-inches wider, 6-inches taller and 800 pounds heavier than the standard 500.

The Fiat 500L is 27-inches longer, 6-inches wider, 6-inches taller and 800 pounds heavier than the standard 500.



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The models are Pop, Easy, Trekking and Lounge with prices starting at $19,100 for the Pop to $24,195 for the Lounge.

The models are Pop, Easy, Trekking and Lounge with prices starting at $19,100 for the Pop to $24,195 for the Lounge.



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The 4-door Fiat 500L provides extra room for passengers in the back seat.

The 4-door Fiat 500L provides extra room for passengers in the back seat.



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John Montgomery is the Benson Studio Manager. He shows the range of colors available for the Fiat brands.

John Montgomery is the Benson Studio Manager. He shows the range of colors available for the Fiat brands.



John Montgomery expected the Fiat 500L to be a fast seller. But he didn’t expect six of the first eight cars to be gone so quickly.

Benson Fiat Studio held a preview and test drive party with Italian food last Friday to introduce the four-door Fiat 500L.

“So far our sales of this new model have been outstanding,” Montgomery, Benson Studio Manager, said. Eleven more are due imminently.

The L stands for large. The 500L is 27-inches longer, 6-inches wider, 6-inches taller and 800 pounds heavier than the standard 500.

The models are Pop, Easy, Trekking and Lounge with prices starting at $19,100 for the Pop to $24,195 for the Lounge.

Six speed manual or six speed automatic is offered with the “Easy” model. The 500L is rated at 27 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway. “With gas going up we get an extra push with these cars,” Montgomery said.

A professional camera crew filmed interviews with anyone wanting to speak about their Fiats.

The 500L was introduced in Europe last year.

Benson Fiat opened last June at 500 West Wade Hampton Blvd., and has sold over 300 new Fiats and 100 used cars.

The Alfa Romeo 4C, a compact rear-wheel drive vehicle, is scheduled to return to the U.S. market during the fourth quarter. Fiat is the parent company of the Alfa Romeo. Only 1,500 of the 4C will be made annually and priced near its closest competitor, the Porsche Cayman, starting at about $53,000.

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