Presentation of the Fiat 500L beginning of the year was certainly a historic event for the automotive industry in Serbia, followed perhaps even more prime, when the U.S. market, introduced a special version of the Trekking label.
Later it was confirmed that this model will be sold on the European market in order to attract customers who want to off-road driving. While trekking continues to offer standard front wheel drive, there are now several field characteristics, such as increasing the height of the vehicle by 10% (clearance to 145 mm), power supplies, and special tires for driving in mud and snow. For only 700 euros extra (a total of 17,095 euros) European customers can get this special version, which was based on the 500L Lounge, and provides a glass roof, a small monitor for event announcements vehicles, Bluetooth, dual-zone air conditioning and parking sensors, while American buyers have to fork out $ 21.995 (or $ 1,000 more than standard 500L).
The buyer also gets a more aggressive design, such as 17-inch wheels and larger bumpers.
2014 Fiat 500L Trekking engine
In terms of the mechanics of the offer will be available with two petrol and diesel. For fans that are 0.9L gasoline turbo with 104 HP and 1.4L 94 hp and diesel offer is based on two MultiJet engines – 1.3L with 84 hp and the 1.6L with 104 HP. On the American market in the offer will only 1.4L turbo gasoline engine with 160 horsepower. The customer can choose between three engines – manual five-speed and six-and five-speed automatic. Price of the most powerful diesel model is 19,530 euros.
The above price is almost the same as the main rival (Mini Countryman Cooper D), which is certainly faster, but trekking returns with more space in the interior. Journalists do not hide excitement during off-road driving in a vehicle with front-wheel drive, but many drivers may be disappointed by the behavior of the asphalt where Trekking uncomfortable than standard 500L.
Fiat says it is designed for trekking customers who spend weekdays in the office, but they can not wait for the weekend to enjoy the off-road hobbies such as camping. If you want 4×4, Fiat Panda may be the better choice, but with it you do not get premium seats at models from Kragujevac.
2014 Fiat 500L Trekking price
Perhaps the biggest problem of this model lies in its price, as it significantly cheaper Skoda Yeti with the 1.2L turbo engine can already buy for 15,850 euros, while offering more space and modern technology. However, we have no doubt that the 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking find your customers and sales should start by the end of the year.