Fiat 500L Trekking Heading to 2012 LA Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Fiat will be introducing a 500L Trekking model at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, adding a soft-roader variant to its model lineup.

Based off the long-wheelbase 500L, the Trekking model will feature a raised ride height, different body moldings, and a larger grille. The 500L is expected to go on sale in America next year and will rival the MINI Countryman.

Still, the Italian automaker has no immediate plans to offer the Trekking with all-wheel drive, but rumor has it that its traction control will be modified to perform better in wet conditions.

AutoGuide will have more details when the 500L Trekking makes its debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

[Source: AutoCar UK]

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 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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