Fiat is showcasing the 2014 500L and 500L Trekking at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Fiat is showcasing the 2014 500L and 500L Trekking at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 500L is making its first appearance in North America while the Trekking version is a world debut. Compared to the standard 500, the L version is 26 inches longer and 6 inches taller and wider, resulting in 42 percent more room inside than its three-door sibling.

Under the hood it has a turbocharged 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder MultiAir engine producing 160 hp (119 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque that can be connected to a 6-speed manual or dual clutch gearbox. We are dealing with the same engine that powers the 2013 Dodge Dart.

The Trekking variant is distinguished by different front and rear fascias, black exterior accents, bulging fender arches, 17-inch alloys and a two-tone interior cabin.

As standard, the vehicles are offered with Chrysler's Uconnect 5.0 infotainment system, while the Trekking model is optionally available with a 6.5 system featuring a larger 6.5-inch touchscreen radio.

Both versions will go on sale in the U.S. in mid-2013.

Full details can be found in the attached press release below.

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