US Market Fiat 500L Spotted for First Time
According to some reports, the car will be sold there with an engine range that’s similar to the Dodge Dart, starting with a based 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 185 hp and 150 lb-ft, and continuing with the 160 hp 1.4-liter turbo from the Abarth. Under the bonnet of the car, we can see the MultiAir logo, denoting the electro-hydraulic variable valve actuation technology controlling air intake in what’s most likely the 1.5-liter turbo.
Over the European model, this US-specific version features a few cosmetic changes.
At first, you might confuse this with every other 500L, but there are some key cosmetic differences. The bumper isn’t all-new like with the 500, but the strip going under the bottom rail under the number plate used to be black, and the edges now meet with the rest of the bumper.
The small grille has also changed. It used to feature only a single bar going across, which is now an oval shape, while the headlights have different graphics.
Changes have been made to the rear as well, where the trunk has a slight lip and the black plastic is now body colored (white). Also, the exhaust now have tips that protrude on the left side, something that’s unpopular in European cars nowadays.
Story via Carpassion
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