Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept debuts at US Open of Surfing

Article by Andrew Christian, on July 27, 2014

Fiat teamed up with Vans US Open of Surfing in order to unveil the new 500L Vans Concept. As you can see from the photos, the new design concept based on the Fiat 500L and comes with an interior inspired by the original hi-top Vans shoe and comes with features such as vintage palm-patterned canvas, Vans logo stickers on the instrument panel and Vans Waffle Sole on the pedals and in storage bins.

The exterior features a two-tone body color paint scheme, 18-inch matte black wheels, a roof rack with a basket and a double-deckder surfboard carrier. Moreover, we see the well-known Vans Checkerboard pattern and Waffle Sole design found on the step pad, cladding and grille texture.

Under the hood, there is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, bolted to a six-speed manual transmission with Hill Start Assist.

For those who don’t know, the Fiat 500L is rated at 33 highway mpg/25 city mpg, has a fuel tank with a capacity of 13.2 gallons and a range of 435 miles of highway driving.

Press Release

FIAT Brand Debuts Fiat 500L-Vans Design Concept

July 26, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - At the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif., the FIAT brand will debut a Fiat 500L-Vans design concept. Details from Vans original hi-top shoe are echoed throughout the vehicle, including vintage palm-patterned canvas, Vans logo stickers on the instrument panel and Vans Waffle Sole on the pedals and in storage bins. On the exterior, the roof displays the iconic Vans Checkerboard pattern, while the step pad, cladding and grille texture are accented with the Waffle Sole design. Other unique features include a two-tone body color paint scheme, 18-inch matte black wheels and a roof rack with a basket and a double-decker surfboard carrier. The Vans US Open of Surfing begins Saturday, July 26.

About FIAT Brand

The FIAT brand stands for discovery through passionate self-expression. That philosophy is embodied by the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is sold in more than 100 countries around the world and is synonymous with modern, simple design blending form, function, technology and a pride of ownership that is genuine.

In North America, the Fiat 500 was introduced in March 2011 and was soon followed by the Fiat 500c (Cabrio), the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, the fully electric Fiat 500e and the five-passenger Fiat 500L. The FIAT brand continues to expand with the introduction of the Fiat 500X, an all-new crossover that combines Italian style with functionality, performance and all-wheel drive confidence. The all-new Fiat 500X arrived at FIAT studios in the second quarter of 2015.

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