The Fiat 500L Trekking has made its international debut at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show, demonstrating the adventurous spirit of Italy’s new five-door small car.
Mirroring the Mini Countryman philosophy, the Fiat 500L Trekking is a tougher-looking version of the conventional 500L, which itself is a spin-off of the super-cute neo-retro Fiat 500 city car.
The Fiat 500L Trekking sports the grey plastic front bumper, wheel arches and side skirts that are seemingly compulsory for wannabe off-roaders, along with chunky 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear metal underbody protection panels, and black side and rear panel inserts.
Unique two-tone black and brown upholstery continues the the earthy, outdoors theme inside, while the five-inch touchscreen and Fiat’s Uconnect infotainment system – which includes Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and voice command – carry over from its suburban-styled sibling.
The 500L Trekking will be produced at Fiat’s Kragujevac plant in Serbia ahead of its North American showroom launch in mid 2013.