Fiat 500L MPW revealed

18 Jun, 2013 5:12pm Jack Rix

Stretched, seven-seater version of the Fiat 500L is the sixth member of the expanding 500 family

The Fiat 500L MPW has been officially unveiled. It is the sixth and largest member of Fiat's rapidly expanding 500 family.

The seven-seater 500L joins the 500, 500C, 500 Abarth, 500L and 500L Trekking in the 500 line-up, and don't forget the seventh member, the 500X compact SUV, is due before the end of the year.

Essentially a stretched version of the 500L, the 500L MPW dimensions are 4350mm - 203mm longer than the 500L, but 170mm less than the Ford Grand C-MAX. That's allowed engineers to squeeze in a third row of seats, but don't expect acres of space back there, Fiat is calling it a 5+2 layout, hinting that the third row is reserved strictly for kids. The optional seats fold flat into the floor leaving a level load area with 638-litres of space. 

Engine options include two petrols, a 94bhp 1.4 and the 104bhp 0.9 TwinAir, as well as two diesels - the 104bhp 1.6 MultiJet and 84bhp 1.3 MultiJet. Two trim levels will be available - Pop Star and Lounge, along with 19 different colours (11 of which are two-tone combos), six interior trims and 15 types of alloy wheel design. If you're feeling flush, kit like leather upholstery, sat-nav and a rear camera are available as optional extras. 

The order books for the 500L MPW will open next month, at the same time the car makes its official debut at a private event. The price has yet to be revealed, but expect a small hike over the 500L, which starts at £14,995 for a 1.4 Pop Star.  

The 500L MPW is called the 500L Living in the rest of Europe. MPW stands for Multi Purpose Wagon.