The Fiat 500L may not be as adorable as its smaller Fiat 500 sibling, but a lot of people do find it more appealing. However, to keep the small SUV interesting, Fiat came up with the City Cross Edition, which gives it an overall, more rugged look.
The City Cross edition will only be available in Europe, and it will include physical changes like a bigger bumper, new skid plates, a refreshed grille, and suspension that has been increased by an inch (25 millimeters). It now comes standard with a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, and customers will be able to choose from nine colour options. One of them would be the Sicilia Orange finish that you can see in the photo.
These colours are not just limited to the exterior, as buyers can opt to extend colour customization to the cabin. This includes an enveloped dashboard fascia that they can get in either black or white. Furthermore, they get also get black fabric seats that have the “500” logo stitched on the backrests for a sportier feel. This is what Fiat meant when they refer to “further customization options” - personalizing the car inside and out.
As for technology, the Fiat 500L keeps up with competition with features like climate control and cruise control that come standard with it. On the dashboard is a 3.5-inch colour display screen with functions like Bluetooth connectivity and voice control. If you would like a larger screen, you can always choose the optional seven-inch HD touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility. Other features that come standard include a multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Under the hood of the Fiat 500L are a number of options customers could choose from. From a 1.4 liter gas engine with 95 horsepower (70 kilowatts) for the base trim, a 0.9 liter TwinAir engine with a little more power at 105 horsepower (78 kilowatts), and the most powerful option with a 1.4 liter TwinJet engine that carries out 120 horsepower (89 kilowatts). Right now, the Fiat 500L is not being offered with a diesel option, but there is a 1.4 liter T-Jet engine that works on bi-fuel and LPG gas.
According to Fiat, the City Cross edition should “meet the expectations” of customers who are looking for an urban crossover.
The company has not yet announced how much the special package would cost, but we should soon find out as it will go on sale in a few weeks. As mentioned earlier, this edition will only be available in the continental Europe market.