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Fiat 500L Trekking goes on sale: Price from £17,095

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Fiat 500L Trekkiing (pictured) is now on sale in the UK

The Fiat 500L – Fiat’s 500 on steroids – went on sale back in December (and we’ve also had the 7-seat 500L MPW revealed), and now we get the rufty-tufty version of the 500L – the Fiat 500L Trekking – arriving in the UK, and costing from £17,095, just £700 more than the equivalent 500L without the butch bits. The 500L Trekking comes with Fiat’s Traction+, a clever traction technology that gives the 500L more grip on slippery surfaces, more rugged front and back treatments, bits of black plastic cladding and a set of 17″ alloys to make it look more suited to the boot sale car park than the regular 500L.

Specification is based on the 500L Lounge – which means stuff like 5″ Touchscreen, Bluetooth, Hil Hold, electric door mirrors, Cruise, Climate, auto lights and wipers, electric windows and front fogs all come in the price.

But the Trekking gets a bit more, with privacy glass, tweaked suspension which gets raised by 13mm, mud and snow tyres, City Brake and ‘Eco’ leather inserts on the seats.

Colour choices are New Age Cream, Bossa Nova White, Dark Wave Black, Heavy Metal Grey, Opera Red, Beatbox Green and  Hip Hop Yellow, the launch colour that’s exclusive to the Trekking. You can also have the roof in black or white if you want.

Engine choices are the same as the 500L, which means a choice of 0.9 litre TwinAir, 1.4 litre petrol, 1.3 litre diesel (where you can opt for Fiat’s Dualogic gearbox) and 1.6 litre diesel.

Elena Bernardelli, Fiat’s UK marketing Director, said:

We are delighted to introduce the Fiat 500L Trekking, the latest addition to the Fiat 500L family.

The new 500L Trekking offers a reinterpretation of the 500L design, with  high-impact style elements and added safety features.

“The new model will appeal to style conscious families who require the space for five people combined with functionality and practicality.

And actually, mickey taking about butched-up hatchbacks pretending to be rufty-tufty apart, the 500L Trekking offers quite a lot of family-friendly car for not silly money.


By Cars UK