The Fiat 500L Trekking offers the same functional and practical
qualities of the Fiat 500L, but adds a range of innovative technologies and a
raised suspension to improve handling and performance on difficult and slippery
While the regular Fiat 500L has a cheery characterful look about it, the 500L Trekking appears sporty and dynamic. It shares the 500L’s ‘seamless glazing’ which makes the most of twin windscreen pillars to give almost 360-degree vision and 30 per cent more front visibility than competitors with a conventional thick A-pillar.
While the 500L Trekking features the same cab-forward design – which helps to maximise interior space – it takes on a more purposeful character than the standard 500L. Highlighting this are specially designed bumpers, underbody protection front and rear, plus other style-enhancing details such as satin-finish inserts on the bumpers, side mouldings and door handles.
Space, functionality and flexibility all come as standard with the 500L Trekking. This model has the same attributes as its 500L sister meaning its ratio between exterior dimensions and interior space is class-leading, while it has more boot capacity than its rivals in the larger small family hatchback segment. It even boasts a large sunroof, with 1.5m2 of glass.
The Fiat 500L Trekking also features a sliding 60/40 split rear seat with space for three passengers. The rear seat boasts the clever Fold&Tumble function which gives a perfectly flat load space from the tailgate to the rear of the front seats.
|Combined Fuel Consumption|
mpg / (l100)km
|Combined CO2 Mass Emissions|
|Max Engine Power |
hp (kW) at rpm
|Petrol 1.4 95hp||45.6 (6.2)||144||95 (70) at 6000||6|
|Diesel 1.3 Multijet 95hp||67.3 (4.2)||109||95 (70) at 3750||5|
|Diesel 1.3 Multijet 95hp Dualogic||70.6 (4.0)||106||95 (70) at 3750||5|
|Diesel 1.6 Multijet 120hp||65.7 (4.3)||114||120 (88) at 3750||6|
The Fiat 500L Trekking has been designed to appeal to people who like to enjoy the great outdoors. It will be available with a choice of four engines, two Euro 6 rated petrols and two Euro 5+ diesels that are all cost-effective to buy and run. In addition to rigorous on-road testing, Fiat Powertrain Technology has devoted more than 10,000 hours to bench testing so that each engine is optimised for the particular requirements of the 500L Trekking.
The specially designed bumpers and front and rear protective shields provide a rugged appearance and boasts a higher ride with ground clearance of 145mm – 10 per cent more than the regular 500L – and it benefits from clever electronics that enable it to switch from being ideally suited to city streets or country tracks at the push of a button.
Thanks to Traction+, the Fiat 500L Trekking can handle the kind of tricky terrain that other two-wheel drive cars would find impossible. This innovative traction control system improves handling on difficult and slippery surfaces, but costs far less than conventional four-wheel drive and weighs less, meaning less impact on economy. Traction+ uses the advanced hardware present on cars equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to brake spinning wheels and transmit torque to the wheels with better grip.
In addition to class-leading levels of safety equipment, the 500L Trekking enjoys a high level of standard specification. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, 5” touchscreen radio with Bluetooth, and Cruise Control – which are already standard on other Fiat 500L variants – plus specific contents like 17” alloy wheels, dark tinted windows , City Brake Control and Traction+.
As a family car, offering excellent occupant protection was one of the prerequisites of the Fiat 500L family. Consequently, all new models undergo thousands of hours of virtual crash test simulation along with tests performed on components and sub-systems, adding up to more than 100 impact simulations and 100 crash tests.
These incorporate frontal, side and pedestrian impacts, roll overs and pile-ups, while taking into account different sizes of obstacles and occupants. The result is a car that has had safety built into it from the wheels up, both in its structure and in the suite of aids that help to avoid an accident in the first place. That has led to the 500L being awarded a prestigious Euro NCAP five-star rating.
The 500L Trekking features the same safety cell as the standard 500L, complete with twin front windscreen pillars designed in line with current US regulations to improve strength and visibility.
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