Blog: Fiat 500XL papped inside its plant
Glenn Brooks | 29 April 2013
Pics of what is claimed to be the forthcoming 500XL, a rival for the VW Touran, have appeared on the web.
This model has been a long time coming, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne having told analysts in April 2010 that the Mirafiori plant in Italy would build the Multipla replacement.
Marchionne contradicted himself in July 2010, stating that both this model and the replacement for the smaller Idea minivan (since revealed as the 500L) would be made in Serbia. The image of the 500XL was reportedly taken inside Kragujevac a few days back. Expect an official announcement from Fiat very soon.
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