It took BMW's Mini nine years to birth a four-door sibling to the Cooper hatchback in the Countryman, part of an Octomom-like propagation that dealt us two- and four-seat convertibles, a coupe, a panel wagon, two more hatchbacks, an electric-car test program and the Countryman.
2014 Fiat 500L Photo Gallery
Chrysler-Fiat is on its way there. The 2014 Fiat 500L, on sale this weekend, is a larger four-door version of the original 500 — which, in just the second model year since the company's U.S. return, has already spawned a convertible 500C, an all-electric 500e and now the four-door 500L.
Unlike the Minis, which share the same interior and (more or less) driving experience, the 500L is significantly different inside and on the road compared to its two-door sibling.