The Fiat 500 Zagato Coupe

Fiat to offer 9 variants of the 500 by 2014

American Fiat dealerships had a tough task early on – operate successful business with just a single vehicle to sell – but the Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to fix that in a major way by 2014, with 9 different versions of the Fiat 500 in dealerships within two years according to Automobile Magazine.

Right now, the Fiat brand dealerships in the US offer the basic Fiat 500, the Fiat 500C convertible and the high performance Fiat 500 Abarth – a small lineup that has allowed Fiat dealerships around the country to combine for record sales in each of the past few months. However, by 2014 Fiat plans to add 6 more 500 models including an Abarth version of the 500C convertible, the 500L, the 500XL, the 500X Fouristrada, the 500 Zagato coupe, and the 500 Elettra EV. We know that some of these models are likely on their way to production, including the 500L and the 500 EV while others, like the 500 Zagato, have already debuted as a sexy concept car.

The first of these new Fiat models expected to arrive in American dealerships is the 500C Abarth later this year. Considering that the 500C already exists as does the Abarth modification package, it shouldn’t be hard for Fiat to get the open aired, high performance model to market.

The Fiat 500L has already debuted as a roomy concept with more seating and cargo room but in 2013 it is expected to arrive as a production model.

The Fiat 500XL is similar in design to the 500L that we have seen as a concept but, as the name would suggest, the 500XL is an even larger version of the Fiat 500L. The 500XL is expected to offer seating for 7 and with that much room, we would expect the 500XL to look more like a small minivan than a big Fiat when it arrives in 2013.

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and the new inbetween model the 500T Sport

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