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World premiere of all-new Fiat 500L Trekking and North American debut of all-new Fiat 500L expand the FIAT brand's product

   World premiere of all-new Fiat 500L Trekking and North American debut of
all-new Fiat 500L expand the FIAT brand's product lineup and its commitment to
                               innovative cars

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  oLeveraging – taking the FIAT brand's DNA, the all-new Fiat 500L expands
    the appeal of the iconic 500, while adding two more doors plus comfortable
    accommodations for five passengers
  oLarge – a Fiat 500 designed on the new "small-wide" architecture for 26
    inches more length, plus 6 inches more in height and width, all to deliver
    an EPA Large Car size interior with best-in-class headroom and front
    legroom, added versatility and more than 42 percent more interior space
  oLoft – a trendsetting interior environment featuring segment-exclusive
    glass A- to D-pillars that provide nearly 360 degree panoramic views,
    while iconic Cinquecento (500) cues exude contemporary Italian design
    outside
  oLiters – innovative 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine provides the Fiat 500L
    with fuel efficiency combined with best-in-class power and torque
  oLifestyle – global debut of all-new Fiat 500L Trekking model highlights
    the perfect blend of rugged styling and versatility to offer customers a
    Cinquecento that complements their active lifestyle
  oLight – human-friendly innovations like all-new Uconnect 5.0 and 6.5,
    eco:Drive and fuel-saving and emissions-reducing MultiAir valve technology
    provide a "lightness" to improve the quality of life

Expanding on the style, efficiency and driving enjoyment that has made the
Fiat 500 an icon for more than 55 years, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L expands
the Cinquecento's appeal by offering more than 42 percent more interior space
with spacious seating for five, engaging driving dynamics, a 1.4-liter
MultiAir Turbo engine with a best-in-class 160 horsepower and two six-speed
transmission offerings all wrapped in contemporary Italian design.

"The all-new Fiat 500L the reach of the FIAT brand in North America and will
keep our customers within the brand as their lifestyle needs expand," said Tim
Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North America — Chrysler Group LLC. "Those who
love the style and performance that only the Italians can create, can now
enjoy space for five, functionality, practicality and value. The Fiat 500L is
the whole package, and it now brings its unique flavor to the American
market."

Since the modern Fiat 500's global launch in 2007, more than 1 million of
these efficient and city-friendly vehicles have been sold in 110 countries
worldwide. And now with the all-new Fiat 500L, the Cinquecento has grown up to
accommodate even more of life's greatest experiences and emotions all
together: children, friends, journeys, music and community.

The Fiat 500L delivers a new approach to the way a car expresses styling
individuality, the way it communicates with the outside world and opens its
doors to a new on-board experience. The letter 'L' sums up the six dimensions
of the Fiat 500L: "Leveraging," the FIAT brand's approach to its iconic
Cinquecento design DNA; "Large," meant as functionality and space via its new
"small-wide" vehicle architecture; "Loft," a trendsetting environment where
one can live life to the fullest behind segment-exclusive panoramic views and
the segment's largest dual-pane sunroof (20.7 sq.ft. (1.92 m2) dual-pane glass
system); "Lifestyle," four unique models including the all-new Fiat 500L
Trekking that perfectly blends rugged styling and versatility for a
Cinquecento that complements customers with a highly active lifestyle; and
"Light," when 'lightness' means human- and eco-friendly technology.

Paired with its tight European handling and quick steering, the sixth
dimension, "Liters" defines the fuel-efficient MultiAir Turbo engine in the
all-new Fiat 500L, providing the highest output-per-liter and best-in-class
standard horsepower (160 hp) and torque (184 lb.-ft.) in the segment. For even
more driver precision and control, the Fiat 500L features a six-speed manual
transmission, or segment-exclusive six-speed dual dry clutch transmission
(DDCT).

All-new Fiat 500L Trekking: the adventurous side of the 500L
The premiere of the 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking expands the appeal and
practicality of the Fiat 500L with distinct, rugged looks; an athletic
two-tone interior environment; unique front and rear fascia designs, flared
wheel arches and larger 17-inch wheels to support its adventurous personality.

"From Gucci to Abarth, our Fiat 500 and now all-new Fiat 500L illustrate the
different personalities and capabilities the FIAT brand can deliver from the
same basic sheet metal," said Tim Kuniskis. "And with the rugged personality
of the Trekking, we will attract a wider cross section of customers while
keeping intact all the great benefits of the Fiat 500L."

Making the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking distinct is the addition of
aggressively styled front and rear fascias with Nero (black) accents for a
bolder look. Unique Nero wheel arch and body-side sill moldings give the Fiat
500L Trekking a more adventurous look, while larger 17 x 7-inch aluminum
wheels hint at the urban-utility vehicle's handling capabilities.

A unique two-tone Nero/Marrone (black/brown) interior environment continues
the Fiat 500L Trekking's rugged-athletic theme. At the center of it all, an
all-new Uconnect 5.0 system features a 5-inch intelligently and intuitively
designed touchscreen interface, handsfree calling and Bluetooth-streaming
audio, as well as voice-command control of the radio and a media hub for
seamless integration of portable devices. For even more capability, the Fiat
500L Trekking can be had with the premium Uconnect 6.5 system with its larger
6.5-inch touchscreen radio, with dealer-activated navigation with intuitive
map graphics and a premium media hub with SD card reader.

The all-new 2014 Fiat 500L and all-new Fiat 500L Trekking models are produced
at FIAT Automobiles' manufacturing plant in Kragujevac, Serbia, and will
arrive to FIAT Studios in North America in mid-2013.

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

Website: http://www.chryslergroupllc.com
Contact: Jiyan Cadiz, +1-248-512-4903 (office), +1-248-821-4885 (cell),
jiyan.cadiz@chrysler.com, Ariel Gavilan, +1-248-512-3404 (office),
+1-248-495-4645 (cell), ariel.gavilan@chrysler.com
 
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