Combining style with practicality was obviously an aim for the 500L’s designers and they’ve done a good job of giving buyers a decent chunk of both.
Squircles – Fiat speak for rounded squares – feature predominantly throughout the interior and there’s a large panel of body coloured plastic on the passenger side of the dashboard that’s a clear nod to the original Fiat 500.
Everything oozes style and there's lots more space than in a regular 500
You wouldn’t have got a infotainment system in the classic model, but in the 500L all cars come with one of sorts. To get a colour display, though, you’ll have to avoid the basic model – everything else gets a five-inch display with a Bluetooth phone connection. DAB radio and sat-nav cost extra, but the system’s home buttons make it easy to use and the graphics are clear in all but bright sunshine where it can suffer from glare.