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