Press release by: Fiat Chrysler Automobile SA (FCA)
- The landmark car is a Fiat 500L Cross 1.6 MultiJet 90 kW bicolour Sicilia Orange with a glossy black roof.
- Launched in 2012 and refreshed in 2017, the model has been firmly at the top of its segment in Europe for five years running and an absolute leader in Italy and Spain.
- As a whole, since 2017, the Fiat 500L has gained a market share of approximately 22 percent in Europe, and 52 percent in Italy. In January 2018, the sales in Europe were up 5 percent year-on-year.
- Ideal for modern families, the Fiat 500L embraces the ‘Cool & Capable’ concept by combining iconic 500 style and Made in Fiat design’s functionality.
The 500,000th Fiat 500L rolled off the production line at the plant in Kragujevac, Serbia, today. The landmark car is a 500L Cross 1.6 MultiJet 90 kW in bicolourSicilia Orange with a glossy black roof. This landmark confirms the success enjoyed by this model since its launch in 2012. The model has been firmly at the top of its segment in Europe for five consecutive years and an absolute leader in Italy and Spain. In 2017, the Fiat 500L gained a market share of approximately 22 percent in Europe and over 52 percent in Italy. The new Cross and City Cross models launched in 2017, and which accentuated the crossover personality of the model, are contributing to these excellent results.
Sales for the first month of 2018 appear equally positive. In Europe, they were up 5 percent year-on-year, whilst in Italy the market share was more than 50 percent in its segment.
To reaffirm its market leadership, the Fiat 500L was refreshed in 2017 and is now even more spacious, more technologically advanced and more packed with personality. It is the ideal car for the diverse needs of modern families and perfectly embraces the ‘Cool & Capable’ concept by combining iconic 500 style and Made in Fiat design functionality. Currently, the 500L range includes three versions: the Cross with its crossover looks, 25 mm more ground clearance and a new Mode Selector; the Urban, which is perfect for city living; and the Wagon, which is available with seven seats. The range is completed by the 500L City Cross, the urban crossover for exciting city adventures, and the new 500L Mirror special series with UconnectTM LINK technology, fitting the UconnectTM 7″ HD LIVE touchscreen system, which is Apple CarPlay-ready and Android AutoTM compatible.
The new record was scored in the Kragujevac plant, which was completely renovate for producing the 500L. It was opened in April 2012 following three years of intensive work and a billion Euro investment to upgrade the infrastructure, to renovate the buildings and the new production departments and to install state-of-the-art machinery and manufacturing systems. Today, Kragujevac is one of the most advanced FCA plants in the world.