Bigger is better, or so goes the classic mantra of the American motorist. So, can Fiat improve its fortunes by going just a wee bit bigger with an extended version of its 500 minicar?
Company officials confirm they will reveal the stretched version of the Cinquecento at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, what is expected to be called the Fiat 500L likely to land in U.S. showrooms in 2013.
At just over 163 inches, the new model will measure only about 2.5 inches more than the current model, yet Europeans will be offered both a 2-row 5-seater and a 3-row 7-seat version.
One of several sources confirmed that current plans call for offering only the 5-seat model when the Fiat 500L jumps the Atlantic.