Fiat’s 500 supermini will reportedly come in a larger version, to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The Italian brand is gearing up to release a wagon version of the tiny model, reports Automotive News.
Although details on the model are currently scarce, it’s believed to be a more roomy version developed specifically for the US market and is likely to come with a high-performance variant from sister brand Abarth.
Recent pictures from Italy suggest that the automaker could be planning to borrow elements of both the 500 and the new Fiat Panda for the new models, if one shot captured at a ski resort is anything to go by.
Last year, it emerged that Fiat was planning a B-segment (a supermini, or subcompact model) vehicle called the ‘Ellezero’ to compete with the likes of the Ford B-Max, with analysts predicting a 1.4-liter engine (the same as the Fiat 500) and five- or seven-passenger capacity.
However, any new model is unlikely to sport quite the dimensions of Milan engineering firm Carrozzeria Castagna’s reinterpretation of the Fiat 500 as a stretch limo, revealed by Italian magazine Quattroruote last week.
The larger-than-life 500 LimoCity, Landaulet and LimoSun have been formed of multiple Fiat 500 units to build a 500 that can measure up to a staggering 5.3 meters in length.