The all-new 500L Trekking will make its world premiere at the show, while the 500L will debut in North American form. The 2014 Fiat 500L offers 42 percent more interior space than the compact 500 model, with spacious seating for five. The sedan is powered by a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed dual dry clutch transmission.
As for the Trekking model, the Italian automaker outfits the 500L with distinct, rugged looks with a two-tone interior scheme. The front and rear bumpers sport a different design while flared wheel arches and 17-inch wheels gives it a bolder appearance.
Four models, including the Trekking, will be available for the 500L and Fiat will release pricing information closer to the models’ North American launch in mid-2013.
“The all-new Fiat 500L the reach of the FIAT brand in North America and will keep our customers within the brand as their lifestyle needs expand,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Fiat Brand North America – Chrysler Group LLC. “Those who love the style and performance that only the Italians can create, can now enjoy space for five, functionality, practicality and value. The Fiat 500L is the whole package, and it now brings its unique flavor to the American market.”