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Fiat-500-GQ-Edition-1FIAT chose the much anticipated Geneva Motor Show to formally introduce two important models that will shape Fiat’s activity during 2013 – the Fiat 500L Trekking and the Fiat 500 GQ edition, two models that appeal to a wide and varied group of consumers but who all share the same expectation – a fun but at the same time classy and enduring driving experience.

The Fiat 500L launched last year comes in a new ‘adventure’ version complete with ‘Traction+’, a traction control system that comes as a standard feature to improve handling on difficult and slippery terrain.

“It is a model purposely intended for sports enthusiasts and outdoor activity fans” says Fiat about the Fiat 500L Trekking, a model which comes available in various engine types namely a 95 HP 1.4 16v, 105 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo and 105 HP 1.6 MultiJet II and 85 HP 1.3 MultiJet II turbodiesel engines (also with Dualogic gearbox). The 105 HP 1.6 MultiJet II turbodiesel reaches a top speed of 181 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 11.3 seconds.

The 500L Trekking also features ‘City Brake Control’, designed to help negotiate city traffic. Driving at speeds of under 30 km/h, the system detects the presence of obstacles in front of the car and automatically brakes if the driver fails to intervene promptly to avoid collisions. In keeping with the outdoor character, the 500L Trekking features specific bumpers with protective shield, for ‘an even more aggressive and dynamic look’, whereas on the inside, the 500L Trekking features a new high-tech fabric seat upholstery with eco-leather inserts.

These beauties are available from UCIM Co Ltd – Psaila Street, Birkirkara.

The Fiat 500L Trekking comes in 6 different body colours – white, dark metallic grey, black, sand, burgundy, dark metallic green and the new exclusive Sole yellow – teamed with a black or white roof and will be available for purchase across Europe from next June.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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