Itís facelift oíclock for Fiatís crossover! The new 2017 Fiat 500L has been revealed and those who like a good game of Spot the Difference will be in luck.

Fiat claims that 40% of the 500Lís components are new and three different versions will go on sale later this year: Urban, Cross and Wagon.

The 500L still looks like a 500 thatís eaten one too many pies and features the city carís halo-ring daytime running lights and Ďmoustache-with-grilleí face.

Whatís the difference between the 500Lís versions?

The Urban Ďepitomises stylish metropolitan motoringí, apparently, and looks the most like what we consider to be a regular 500L. Thereís the usual chunky body styling, big alloy wheels and lots of chrome.

Cross variants are the rough-and-ready 500L models, so thereís chunkier body cladding on the bumpers and a face reminiscent of a boxer with a mouth guard in. Thereís a slightly raised ride height and the Cross model comes with diamond-cut 17-inch alloy wheels.

Then thereís the Wagon, which has more junk in its trunk than Beyonce dancing to Single Ladies. Itís available as a five- or seven-seat car and is 100mm longer than the Cross version to account for the extra space.

Fiat 500L engines:

  • 0.9-litre TwinAir 104bhp petrol
  • 1.4-litre 94bhp petrol
  • 1.4-litre T-Jet 118bhp petrol
  • 1.3-litre MultiJet 94bhp diesel
  • 1.6-litre MultiJet 118bhp diesel

Whatís new about the Fiat 500L?

Fiatís Uconnect infotainment system has had a thorough going over and is now available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and you can upgrade the infotainment to include Beats Audio speakers.

Thereís a whole host of customisation packs which alter the style of your 500L, plus a huge swathe of Mopar accessories including bike raks, surf board racks and protective bumpers.

Source: Car Magazine UK