The Pope Starts His US Trip Aboard a Fiat 500L: Keep Things Simple and Humble

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Do you need an SUV to get around? Now that’s a tough question to answer, and it needs a lot of respondents for it to be legit. We can tell you this much, Pope Francis showed everybody it’s all about being humble once again, only this time he rode along the Italian five-door mini MPV.
The current Pope of the Catholic Church has recently arrived in Washington D.C. at Joint Base Andrews from Cuba and will have a busy day. But things so far seem to be going in the same direction as his previous international visits. After all, it’s all about symbols with the leader of the Catholic church, who has been stating that being a better person is all about acting humble. He also has called for progress on climate change and church leaders to show solidarity with the poor by avoiding luxurious trappings.

The Fiat 500L may not be an electric vehicle, but it sure is a lot more sustainable than say a Cadillac Escalade. The standard model is built on the US wide version of the Fiat Small platform. Early models included a choice of two petrol and one diesel engines: a 1.4-liter 99 horsepower four-cylinder and a TwinAir with 104 hp featuring six-speed gearboxes; and a 94 hp 1.3-liter turbodiesel with a five-speed gearbox.

Hey, we’re not trying to be mean, but we’re wondering if the Pope’s Fiat 500L also comes with the in-vehicle espresso machine that uses Lavazza pods. After all, it’s the world’s first production car to feature anything like that.

Getting back to his holiness, we can’t but tip our hats to Pope Francis' efforts to inspire people to live in a better, more sustainable way. On the other hand, we all know how much Americans love their heavy-duty trucks, not to mention the luxury SUVs. We're wondering if people actually appreciated his efforts.

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