Fiat 500L To Launch In Soft-Roader Guise
November 23rd, 2012 12:56 PM Share
It’s an open secret that the Fiat 500L will debut in North American trim at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, but the 500L will bow in somewhat different form than what we may have been expecting.
The 500L Trekking will debut next week, with a raised ride height, a new fascia and body cladding to give it a more rugged look. Autocar reports that AWD will be absent, but a new traction control system will be added for better stability on loose surfaces. The 500T’s 135-horsepower engine is expected to provide motivation, along with a dual-clutch gearbox.
Published November 23rd, 2012 12:55 PM
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Cladding? Is this some urge left over from Fiats dalliance with GM?
Guess this will be a "light truck" and CAFE numbers will skyrocket for Fiat-Chrysler truck segment for every sale.
Why did I read the headline as "Fiat Fail to Launch in Soft-Roader Guise"?
And the jacked-up wagon trend continues unabated.