2014 Fiat 500L, 500L Trekking Unveiled Ahead of Debut: 2012 LA Auto Show

Jason Siu
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2014 fiat 500l 500l trekking unveiled ahead of debut 2012 la auto show

Ahead of their 2012 LA Auto Show debut, Fiat has unveiled its 500L Trekking model and showed off its North American 500L model.

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.”

GALLERY: 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking

GALLERY: 2014 Fiat 500L

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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