Geneva motor show 2012: Fiat 500L

* Fiat 500L MPV * Will make debut at Geneva motor show * On sale in late 2012...

Geneva motor show 2012: Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L has been unveiled, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

The five-door model is based on the Fiat 500 city car and will be a rival for the Citroen C3 Picasso and Nissan Note.

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The 500L is 59cm longer, 15cm wider and 17cm higher than the 500. Fiat hasnt yet released any images of the cars interior, but wed expect some features to boost practicality, including plenty of storage areas and a versatile rear seat folding mechanism.

Fiat has confirmed that the 500L will be available with 0.9 Twinair and 1.4-litre petrol engines and a 1.3 diesel, but it hasnt released any more technical information.

The 500L will go on sale in Europe in late 2012, and is likely to arrive in the UK in early 2013.

More information on the 500L will be revealed nearer to the Geneva motor show.

Leo Wilkinson