“Rugged” Fiat 500 L Trekking priced

BY CHARL BOSCH - FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Fiat South Africa has released pricing details of its off-road inspired 500 L Trekking. In a departure from the previous Trekking badged Panda, the newcomer is modelled on the recently launched 500 L mini-MPV and will only be available with front-wheel drive versus the four-wheel drive Panda.

Compared to the standard 500 L, the Trekking features a range of cosmetic enhancements which includes plastic moulded front and rear bumpers with satin silver scuff plates, black plastic door cladding with silver inserts, cladding around the wheel arches and a raised ride height. Changes inside are minimal and, as with the standard model, can be customised from a range of options to suit personal tastes.

For South Africa, the Trekking can only be have as a single model with power being provided by a 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir petrol engine that produces 88 kW and 215 N.m. Top speed is 183 km/h and 0-100 km/h in 11.0 seconds. Fiat claims a combined fuel consumption of 7.0 L/100 km and emissions at 163g/km. A six-speed manual gearbox is the only transmission available.

Standard equipment is comprehensive and includes a five-inch Uconnect touch screen infotainment system with Bluetooth and USB, rear parking sensors, electric windows all around, automatic dual-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic lights, rain sensing wipers, auto lock/unlock doors, cruise control, City Steering, six airbags, ABS with EBD and BAS, Traction Control, Hill Hold Control and corner swilling front foglights.

Included in the Trekking’s R314 900 asking price is a three year / 100 000 km warranty.

 

IMAGE sourced from www.fiat.co.za