Fiat debuts 500 Ribelle, 500L Urbana TrekkingSat, 08 Nov 2014
Fiat has introduced a pair of special edition models at the 2014 Miami Auto Show, trotting out the 500 Ribelle and the 500L Urbana Trekking.
The smaller of the two, the compact 500 Ribelle, expands on the 500's retro-chic looks by adding a red roof, spoiler and mirror caps, which should contrast nicely with the limited color palette of Bianco, Billet Argento, Grigio and Nero Puro. Aside from the paint changes, Fiat has added gloss black headlight and taillight bezels and black wheels. The cabin comes with a choice of two upholstery colors: gray and red or gray and black.
The five-door 500L Urbana Trekking adds a few pieces of matte-painted trim, in the form of new mirror caps, side sills and body side molding. Matte-black, 17-inch wheels spice up the exterior and match the standard black roof, while Fiat's six selectable colors (Verde Bosco Perla, Rosso Perla, Giallo, Bianco, Grigio Scuro and Blue Tornado) add a degree of customization to the limited-edition five-door. For some reason, the pretty matte paint shown in the gallery was a one-off item for the debut car, and won't be offered to consumers. Gloss black interior trim pieces and a mix of black leather and leatherette change up the interior ever so slightly. Beats Audio and satellite radio are both standard features.
Prices for the 500 Ribelle start at $17,395, and it arrives in dealers next month, while the 500L Urbana Trekking is a pricier $22,795, with deliveries slated for the first quarter of 2015.
Scroll down for the full press release from Fiat.
FIAT BRAND TO INTRODUCE TWO SPECIAL EDITION VEHICLES AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Two new special editions expand the appeal of the Fiat 500 and the Fiat 500L with unique exterior and interior features
Fiat 500 Ribelle highlights the rebellious side of the Fiat 500, with Rosso (red) and Nero Puro (Gloss Black) exterior accents
Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking features unique Matte Nero (black) accents and six exterior paint colors
November 7, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The FIAT brand continues to showcase the multiple personalities of the FIAT lineup with two special edition models that will debut this month at the 2014 Miami International Auto Show: the Fiat 500 Ribelle and the Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking. The models are based on the Fiat 500 Pop and the Fiat 500L Trekking, demonstrating the potential for personalization and self-expression with FIAT vehicles.
"As the FIAT brand continues to expand its presence in North America, we are always looking for opportunities to enhance the personality of our vehicles," said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand for North America, Chrysler Group LLC. "Personalization and self-expression is part of who we are as a brand, and the Fiat 500 Ribelle and the Fiat 500L Urbana showcase that so well."
At the Miami International Auto Show, the FIAT brand will also display the full lineup to highlight updates for the 2015 model year, including an advanced instrument panel with a 7-inch cluster display for the Fiat 500 line, and automatic transmission options for the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and the five-passenger Fiat 500L.
Fiat 500 Ribelle
The 2015 Fiat 500 Ribelle shows its rebellious nature with a Rosso (red) roof, spoiler and mirror caps, complemented by Nero Puro (Gloss Black) headlamp and tail lamp bezels and Nero-painted wheels with Rosso wheel caps. The Ribelle is available in four exterior paint colors: Bianco (white), Billet Argento (Billet Silver), Grigio (gray) and Nero Puro.
Inside, the Fiat 500 Ribelle is available with either Grigio/Nero or Grigio/Rosso interior environments.
The limited-production 2015 Fiat 500 Ribelle will be available in studios in December and starts at $17,395 U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) (not including destination).
Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking
The 2015 Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking is outfitted for the city streets with Matte Nero exterior mirrors and bezels on the front and rear fascia, side sills and body-side molding.
To take on the urban terrain, the 500L Urbana Trekking features 17-inch wheels painted Matte Nero. Matte Nero details are complemented by Satin Chrome door handles, tail lamp bezels and accents on the front and rear fascia.
Six glossy exterior paint colors are available, including Verde Bosco Perla (Forest Green Pearl), Rosso Perla (Deep Lava Red), Giallo (yellow), Bianco (white), Grigio Scuro (Gray Metallic) and Blue Tornado, paired with a Nero (black) roof. The 500L Urbana Trekking on display at the 2014 Miami International Auto Show was designed especially for the show and will include a unique Matte Grigio Chiaro body and a Matte Nero roof that will not be available on production models.
Inside, the 500L Urbana Trekking features a Nero leather steering wheel, leatherette door bolsters and cloth seats. The instrument panel features a Nero Puro bezel for those vehicles with glossy exterior paints and a Matte Grigio bezel for those with Matte Grigio Chiaro exterior paint.
For a high-definition music experience, the segment-exclusive Beats Audio system is standard, and includes six premium speakers, a 6.5-inch dual-voice coil (DVC) subwoofer with trunk-mounted enclosure and eight-channel amplifier with Beats Audio's proprietary digital sound processing (DSP) algorithm. The Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking also comes standard with SiriusXM Radio.
The 2015 Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking will be available in studios in the first quarter of 2015. Pricing for this well-equipped limited-production model starts at $22,795 U.S. MSRP (not including destination).
About FIAT Brand
The FIAT brand stands for discovery through passionate self-expression. It encourages people to be in charge of their lives, live confidently and celebrate the smallest of things with infectious excitement. That philosophy is embodied by the North American introduction of the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is synonymous with modern, simple design blending form, function and a pride of ownership that is genuine.
Reminiscent of the original 1957 Cinquecento, the Fiat 500 and Fiat 500c (Cabrio) build on the vehicle's global popularity. Since its launch in 2007, more than 1,000,000 Fiat 500 vehicles have been sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In addition to success on the sales front, the Fiat 500 has earned more than 80 international awards.
In North America, the FIAT brand portfolio continues to expand with the introduction of the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, the fully electric Fiat 500e and the Fiat 500L, an all-new five-passenger model that expands FIAT's brand style and efficiency into the growing B-segment.
By Brandon Turkus
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