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New Fiat 500L Trekking Excels

Fiat 500L Trekking Traction+ And Engines

Question 1: What is the Fiat 500L Trekking? Answer 1: It is a compact multi-purpose vehicle that shares styling cues – and part of its name – with the Fiat 500. This association with the popular city car gives it status and familiarity. It therefore speaks to those that love the 500 but need more space and flexibility. The 500L is, therefore, longer, wider and taller than its sibling. Hence “L” for “large”. Question 2: What is special about the Trekking trim? Answer 2: It has higher ground clearance than the standard models, plus mud/snow tyres and an underfloor shield to protect it from off-road hazards such as rocks. Furthermore, whereas it is front-wheel-drive - rather than four-wheel-drive – it has Traction+ that brakes a front wheel if it is struggling for traction. Power is then transferred elsewhere. These strengths ensure it has some off-road capability. Question 3: What about engines? Answer 3: Power comes via a 1.4-litre 95bhp petrol, a 0.9-litre 105bhp petrol, a 1.3-litre 85bhp diesel – that can be teamed with manual or automatic transmission - or a 1.6-litre 105bhp diesel. 0 - 62 times vary from 12 to 16.1 seconds and fuel consumption from 44.1mpg to 67.3mpg. The focus, therefore, is more on low running costs than speed – which is correct for the class. 

Fiat 500L Trekking Seats, Boot Size, Equipment And Price

Question 4: What about practicality? Answer 4: The Fiat 500L Trekking has five comfortable seats and a spacious cabin that incorporates plenty of headroom. Furthermore, the seats can be manoeuvred into countless positions to best suit the needs of motorists or luggage. The front passenger seat, for example, folds flat onto itself to reveal a plastic table for drinks, card games, etc. Furthermore, the rear seats fold completely flat to make carrying cargo straightforward – then tilt upward to rest against the rear of the front seats. Cargo capacity is 400-litres rising to 1,310 with the rear seats flat. Such figures impress in this class. There are also 22 cubby holes throughout the vehicle for smaller items. Question 5: What about equipment? Answer 5: This workhorse has a respectable standard specification that includes: air-conditioning, cruise control, front fog lights, a touch-screen stereo and four electric windows. It also has a system that – at low speed – brakes automatically should the motorist fail to respond to a hazard. Its purpose is to reduce the severity of any impact, or avoid it. This system contributed toward the maximum five star Euro NCAP safety rating. Question 6: What about cost? Answer 6: Prices range from £17,095 - £19,590.