Fiat 500 MPV due in 2012

* Fiat 500L five-door mini-MPV * Five- and seven-seat models * Likely to be at Geneva motor show...

Fiat 500 MPV due in 2012

A new MPV based on the Fiat 500 is likely to go on sale in 2012.

Speculation suggests the car will be called the 500L. The new model will be a five-door rival to the Citroen C3 Picasso and Nissan Note. It could come iin either five- or seven-seat layouts in Europe, with the latter being just 10mm longer than the standard model.

The 500L could make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March, although Fiat UK has so far refused to confirm any details.

Rosie McMahon