Europeans can now get the City Cross Edition of the Fiat 500L

Article by Christian A., on October 4, 2017

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.

Press Release

Here comes the new Fiat 500L City Cross

Orders for the new Fiat 500L City Cross - the perfect car for escaping everyday routine and taking on thrilling urban adventures - open today in Fiat showrooms. The model expands on the new 500L range, which has been recently refreshed to become even more 500, dynamic and connected. Connectivity, as the result of a unique combination of extra room and personality, will help consolidate the leadership of the model in Europe, which has grown constantly over the past five years since it was first launched.

So, a few months since the launch of the new 500L, which is already proving to be hugely successful, the line-up is being complemented by the new City Cross version, the car designed to meet the expectations of customers looking for an urban crossover. Its crossover personality is demonstrated by a several key exterior elements, like the special bumper with skid plate, the bold grille and the 25-mm raised ride. The overall impression is made even sportier by attractive new black accents, like the 17-inch alloy rims, the mirror caps, the contrasting roof, available on demand and the side and rear mouldings.

The new 500L City Cross is available in nine colours, pastel and metallised. The new Sicilia Orange paintwork, with sophisticated black roof and many other elements of the same hue, is the combination which enhances its look to the fullest.

Interiors are youthful and functional, with an enveloping dashboard fascia, either black or white, and black fabric ergonomic seats embellished with white stitching and the "500" logo.

The bold looks of the car are backed up by extensive standard equipment: ABS, ESP, six airbags, manual climate control system, cruise control, multifunctional techno leather steering wheel, 3.5-inch TFT colour display, UconnectTM HD LIVE with Bluetooth, touchscreen and voice control, 60/40 split rear seat and LED DRL. Customers can choose to equip their 500L City Cross with the optional innovative UconnectTM HD Live with 7-inch touchscreen and Apple Car Play set-up, which is compatible with Android AutoTM.

The engine range of the new 500L City Cross is suited to customer needs and includes the 1.4 16V 95 HP, the 0.9 TwinAir 105 HP and the 1.4 16V TwinJet 120 HP petrol, in addition to the bi-fuel petrol and LPG 1.4 TJet 120 HP. The 1.3 16V MultiJet 95 HP, also with Dualogic transmission, and the 1.6 16V MultiJet 120 HP diesel engines complete the line-up. All engines comply with Euro 6 standards and successfully combine sparkling performance with fuel efficiency.

Finally, exclusive packs have been carefully put together to offer further customisation opportunities for the 500L City Cross emphasising its connectivity, comfort and safety features.

Source: Fiat

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