Monday, June 13, 2016

2016 Fiat 500L 1.4T Automatic Tested: Where Others Have Gone Before

-With its mini-minivan-like body and Fiat 500 city car–inspired mug, the 2016 Fiat 500L is a love-it or hate-it affair. And if sales are anything to go by, American consumers fall largely in the hate-it camp. Last year, Fiat moved fewer than 8000 500Ls off U.S. showroom floors—down 37 percent from the previous year. To put that into perspective against the 500L’s closest competitor, Kia sold nearly 20 times as many Souls in 2015. Even the Fiat 500X crossover SUV, a model that didn’t go on sale until the middle of 2015, found more buyers than the 500L did last year. Things aren’t looking up for the 500L this year either, as sales are down more than 60 percent through May 2016. READ MORE ››

from Car and Driver Blog

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