The Fiat 500L Adventurer Concept might point the way to an all-wheel drive (AWD) version of the FIAT 500L. Check out (this) story regarding the AWD FIAT 500L we spotted testing. The thing is: the FIAT 500L Adventurer Concept is not equipped with AWD. Nope, it’s lifted and has lots of body cladding, but no power is being supplied to the rear wheels.
The regular FIAT 500L is a vehicle that grows on you. Sure, the exterior is polarizing and lacks the charm of the little FIAT 500, but it’s still a great machine. The tiny 1.4-liter engine comes with a standard turbocharger which keeps it a lively driver. Still, it’s hard to say what the peppy engine would do if it had to power a second set of wheels.
“The exterior is enhanced with bright white body paint, two-tone accent wheel flares and rockers painted in Satin Black. Color is added with Vibrance Bright Orange on the roof, which totes Mopar roof rails and a large roof basket. The vehicle sits on 18 x 7.5-inch custom concept wheels embellished with FIAT logo center caps.
A custom 500L graphic augments door panels, with the L painted orange to match the roof. Orange mirror caps, tinted taillights, tinted chrome exhaust tips, molded splash guards, and a chrome FIAT logo ring further enhance the exterior styling.
The interior is upgraded with black perforated suede Katzkin seats and Katzkin pearl leather seatbacks. Matching orange accents are featured inside as well, with orange-painted bezels and orange accents surrounding the speaker grills and steering-wheel badge. The two-tone instrument panel is black with a white leather insert. A Mopar seat back coat hanger, all-weather mats, a pedal kit, door-sill guards and a cargo organizer are included from the Mopar catalog. A performance boost is achieved with a Mopar cold-air intake and Mopar cat-back exhaust.” – – FIAT USA
The Fiat 500L Adventurer Concept definitely looks the part; it’s much more masculine than the standard FIAT 500OL – but then again, that’s not to difficult to do. Keep in mind: the Fiat 500L Adventurer Concept is built to solicit responses from the SEAM crowd. Without an AWD system on display, I don’t think too many people will respond positively.
Speaking of AWD FIAT 500Ls, check out our spy video of one testing at high altitude!