The Fiat 500L Trekking (2013)

Fiat 500L Trekking (2013)

Fiat 500L Trekking (2013)

The 500L Trekking features Traction + and City Brake Control as Standard

The Fiat 500L Trekking has gone on sale priced from £17,095 for the entry level model and raise to £19,590 for the 1.6 MultiJet Trekking (105hp).

The 500L Trekking blends the styling of an off-roader with Fiat’s Traction+ technology, it does not have four-wheel drive but promises improved traction over a standard 500L and rides 13mm higher. The exterior features skid-plates; there are bespoke bumpers, side skirts and mouldings – with 17” diamond alloy wheels with 'snowflake' Mud and Snow tyres.

Fiat 500L Trekking Engine Line-Up

There is a choice of four engines comprising the TwinAir 0.9-litre petrol (105 hp), 1.4-litre 16-valve petrol (95 hp), 1.3-litre 16-valve MultiJet diesel (85 hp) with manual or Dualogic transmission, and 1.6-litre 16-valve MultiJet diesel (105 hp).

Fiat 500L Trekking Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the 500L Trekking includes 5-inch touchscreen radio with Bluetooth, six airbags, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) including ASR/MSR, Hill Holder, ABS +EBD, body-coloured electric door mirrors, cruise control, leather gear knob and steering wheel, automatic dual zone climate control, side mouldings, rear parking sensors, electric rear windows, automatic lights with rain sensors, front fog lights and rear armrest.

Additionally there are 17” alloy wheels with Mud and Snow tyres, Traction+ system, bespoke suspension together with privacy glass and City Brake Control.

There is a choice of seven colours which include New Age Cream, Bossa Nova White, Dark Wave Black, Heavy Metal Grey, Opera Red, Beatbox Green and the brand new colour, Hip Hop Yellow, which is unique to the Trekking model.

Fiat 500L Trekking Key Features

The 500L Trekking features Traction +, a system that is designed to improve traction in poor conditions and over slippery terrain yet at a lower cost to conventional four-wheel technology.

Traction + modifies the ESC (electronic stability control) technology which is present on some 500L models, and simulates the behaviour of a self-locking electromechanical differential to improve traction to wheel that requires most torque. The system is activated using a button on the dashboard, and can be operated at speeds of up to 19 mph.

The Fiat 500L Trekking also benefits City Brake Control as standard, a system designed to mitigate low-speed collisions in traffic. Using a laser to measure the car’s distance off the one in front, it will automatically apply the brakes, if the driver does not take any action to avoid hitting the car in front. It works at speed between 3 mph and 19 mph.

City Brake Control also provides three other functions, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Prefill and Brake Assist –

the Prefill function primes the braking system to give a quicker response when the AEB system takes over. Brake Assist uses sensors to recognise emergency situations and alters the brake pedal’s response to achieve quicker braking in an emergency.

Fiat 500L Trekking Prices
1.4 Trekking (95hp) £17,095
0.9 TwinAir Trekking (105hp)   £18,590
1.3 MultiJet Trekking (85hp) £18,590
1.3 MultiJet Dualogic Trekking (85hp) £19,490
1.6 MultiJet Trekking (105hp)  £19,590
Published 25 June 2013 Staff

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