2012 LA: 2014 Fiat 500L comes to North America, 500L Trekking model also debuts

The new Fiat 500 recently passed 1 million in sales and the United States has been a crucial part in making that happen. At the 2012 LA Auto Show, Fiat decided to expand the 500 lineup with the new 500e, 500 Turbo, the 500C Abarth Cabrio and this – the Fiat 500L and 500L Trekking.

The Fiat 500L, which offers more room and spacious seating for give passengers is making its North American debut today. The model is powered by a 1.4 liter Multiair turbo making 160-hp – mated to a 6-speed transmission.

“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.”

The Fiat 500L Trekking model offers a more energetic, rugged and athletic appearance. The model features subtle design changes like a unique front and rear fascia along with 17-inch wheels and a two-tone interior.

“From Gucci to Abarth, our Fiat 500 and now all-new Fiat 500L illustrate the different personalities and capabilities the FIAT brand can deliver from the same basic sheet metal,” said Tim Kuniskis. “And with the rugged personality of the Trekking, we will attract a wider cross section of customers while keeping intact all the great benefits of the Fiat 500L.”

2012 LA Auto Show

– By: Omar Rana