EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 12, 2013

Additional interior space for 2014 Fiat 550L

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---- — Base model estimated mpg: 24/33

Estimated starting price: $19,100

Expanding on the style, efficiency and driving enjoyment that has made the Fiat 500 an icon for more than 55 years, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L expands the 500’s appeal by offering 42 percent extra interior space with comfortable seating for five, engaging driving dynamics, two fuel-saving, six-speed transmission offerings, all wrapped in contemporary Italian design.

The fuel-efficient MultiAir Turbo engine in the all-new Fiat 500L, provides class-leading standard horsepower per liter (117 hp/liter) with an output of 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. For even more driver precision and control, the Fiat 500L features a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed Euro Twin Clutch transmission.

Designed with the active and thrill-seeking customer in mind, the 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking model expands the appeal and practicality of the Fiat 500L with distinct, rugged looks; an athletic two-tone interior environment; unique front and rear fascia designs; flared wheel arches and larger 17-inch wheels to support its adventurous personality.

Making the all-new Fiat 500L Trekking distinct from the 500L Pop, Easy and Lounge models is the addition of aggressively styled front and rear fascias with graphite accents for a bolder look. Unique graphite wheel arch and body-side sill moldings give the Fiat 500L Trekking a more adventurous look, while larger 17 x 7-inch aluminum wheels hint at the urban-utility vehicle’s handling capabilities.

A unique two-tone black/brown interior environment continues the Fiat 500L Trekking’s rugged-athletic theme. At the center of it all, an all-new Uconnect 5.0 system features a 5-inch intelligently and intuitively designed touchscreen interface, handsfree calling and Bluetooth-streaming audio, as well as voice-command control of the radio and a media hub for seamless integration of portable devices.