Meet the 500L & 500L Trekking

on by FIAT USA

When you’ve perfected small, the only place to go is large – enter the all-new 2014 FIAT 500L and FIAT 500L Trekking. Introduced at this year’s LA Auto Show, the 500L’s extra room, power and iconic style combine to create a versatile four-door automobile, while the 500L Trekking’s athletic touches take the 500 lineup in a rugged new direction.

The 500L’s exterior is more than 26” longer, 6” higher and 6” wider than the base FIAT 500, with two extra doors and an expansive greenhouse providing easy accessibility and an almost 360 degree panoramic view. An available dual-pane sunroof adds to the open feel of the 500L’s interior, which seats five in 42 percent more space than the Fiat 500 hatchback.

Powered by FIAT’s 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine rated at 160 horsepower and 184 ft.-lb. of torque, the all-new Fiat 500L offers performance well beyond what is expected. Greater efficiency is achieved in part through the engine’s turbocharger, which creates extra power by using exhaust gasses to power a compressor, which increases cylinder airflow. Emissions are also reduced through the MultiAir engine’s innovative electro-hydraulic variable intake-valve technology, which controls airflow for an overall lighter touch.

A six-speed manual transmission also boosts efficiency, while allowing drivers greater control and precision. A unique six-speed dual dry clutch transmission (DDCT) is optional.

The FIAT 500L’s engine and transmission options are also available on the 500L Trekking, although it blazes its own trail from there. Its aggressive front and rear fascias are trimmed in Nero (black), with  larger 17” aluminum wheels on all-season performance tires mounted under wheel arches also trimmed in Nero.

Inside the FIAT 500L Trekking, Nero pairs with Marrone (brown) for a distinctive, two-tone effect, while the interior’s centerpiece is the all-new Uconnect 5.0 with an easy to use 5” touchscreen interface and media hub to keep your iPod or media player easily connected..

Upping the ante is the all-new Uconnect 6.5 system that is also available, and features a larger 6.5” touchscreen, dealer-activated navigation and premium media hub with SD card capability.

Testaments to just how much can be done with new “small-wide” platform, the same iconicly styled sheet metal and lots of Italian ingenuity, the FIAT 500L and 500L Trekking will arrive at U.S. FIAT studios in mid-2013.

  • http://twitter.com/paulmerrill Paul Merrill

    Great car! If it’s as fun to drive as the 500 I rented this summer, I’m in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vtladybug Paula Sargent Piper

      ahhh I still like 2 door. I dont like grocery wagons, I loveeeeee the 500C my personal fav..

  • Duke5

    Wait? More torque than my 500 Abarth and a six-speed vs. my five-speed? Argh.

    • MOE

      Wait , your Abarth is the same as this in H-power and torque and half the size , and the Abarth 5 speed C510 is made in Italy for the track it is the best of what Fiat offers , this 6 speed is for maximum fule efficiency , keep in mind that the sport button on yothe dash is to give you all the power , make sure you ask your dealer for the most recent computer update from Fiat .

  • Phyllis Britton

    I’ll stay with my 500c Gucci edition. Love my Fiat.

  • http://www.fvcnoticias.blogspot.com/ Jacob Paes

    This car is ‘just’ beatiful for a minivan.

  • Bob Diehl

    The stylists have missed the mark in the headlight area. Too stretched out, IMO. Otherwise it’s a great looking vehicle and I look forward to purchasing one when they are available. To me, it should look more like this.

  • Bob Diehl

    And I thin the front treatment for the electric 500 would look better like this or something like it. All that white with perforations is just odd looking to me.

  • BMAN

    Is 4wd or awd available? I heard it will be. My 2012 500 is a ball to drive. The worse mpg I get is 32.9! And I do DRIVE that little sucker!

  • Matt

    This looks like a more curvy second generation Scion xb.

  • Carl

    THE 500L is nice and worth noting . Like to know about the “DOBLC”Van

  • BlaznFattyz

    I want to buy a 500L , open the panaromic sunroof, and travel the world with it while enjoying all the sights, sounds and smells of every destination I encounter.

  • THERESA HINKELMAN

    wondering what the price will be when they get to the US in mid 2013 been thinking about spending my tax refund on a kia soul maybe i should wait

  • http://twitter.com/erichatch Eric Hatch

    I like the car, and wish it had a 4WD option. The problem Fiat faces with the car is weight vs. performance vs. fuel economy — hence the six-speed manual. Those extra doors and wheel base really do add the pounds, which limits the performance with the same 160 HP engine. Maybe I’ll get an Abart and leave the dog at home.

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