n terms of looks, subjective as it may be, the Punto is a swan and the Fiat 500L is a gargoyle. Alright, that’s pushing it quite far but then again, we’re finding a report from CarMagazine hard to digest. The report states that the Fiat 500 series range of hatchbacks will eventually replace the Punto range by 2016 and not just any 500 hatchback, but the 500XL in particular will be what the Punto will be replaced with. If this report indeed highlights the future strategy of Fiat, we’re looking at a whole bunch of very unhappy Fiat owners and enthusiasts. In a sense, the Fiat range of the future, according to the CarMagazine report, could primarily be led by the Panda and the 500 range of hatchbacks. 2014 Fiat 500L Hatchback We already have seen Fiat expand the 500 range with the addition of the 500L 5 seat hatchback, in a bid to make the Fiat 500 more appealing in terms of everyday usability and practicality, traits that the Fiat 500 two door hatchback missed. The upcoming Fiat 500XL MPV/large hatchback is expected to woo family car buyers, the same folks who would have otherwise have considered the Punto. From the sporty Punto to the wagon like 500XL, Fiat seems to be making a big leap of faith. In a similar vein, the Fiat 500X crossover will replace the Fiat Sedici(Known as the Suzuki SX4 Crossover in certain markets). This seems like a much better upgrade than the Punto making way for the 500XL. 2014 Fiat 500X Crossover The Fiat Panda series of hatchbacks are aimed at easing out the Bravo range by 2016. Given that the 500 XL will replace the Punto, the Panda could spawn a car that will occupy the space vacated by the Punto in the B+ segment hatchback space. This makes the most sense from the new strategy of the Fiat outlined above. As Fiat is making a new beginning in the Indian car market, the global strategy could eventually be adopted in the Indian car market as well. Until then, the current range of cars such as the Linea and the Grande Punto are expected to motor on as the Italian bran’s primary offering for the Indian car market. Source You searched for 500l - Indian Cars Bikes : Indian Cars Bikes CarMagazine - - - Merged Post - - - I hope this news die as a rumour..