Fiat 500 Ribelle, Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking Hit Miami in Style
While SEMA and the Los Angeles Auto Show tend to steal the thunder during November, the Miami International Auto Show in Florida is still an exciting event. Fiat is keeping things stylish with two new concepts at the show: the Fiat 500 Ribelle and the Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking models, which are based on the 500 Pop and 500L Trekking, respectively. The two special editions are aimed at showing off personalization and self-expression.
“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,” commented Jason Stoicevich, Head of the Fiat brand in North America. “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.”
Fiat 500 Ribelle
The 2015 Fiat 500 Ribelle special edition model gets a number of bold features to set it apart from run-of-the-mill 500s, like a Rosso (Red) roof, spoiler, and mirror caps. Nero Puro (Gloss Black) headlamp and tail lamp bezels add to the mix. The wheels also get the color treatment—Nero black with Rosso wheel caps. The interior can be had with one of two environments: Grigio/Nero or Grigio/Rosso.
Interested customers can choose among four exterior colors: Bianco (White), Billet Argento (Billet Silver), Grigio (Gray), and Nero Puro.
The 500 Ribelle will be offered in limited quantities next month and will retail for $17,395.
Fiat 500 Urbana Trekking
The 2015 Fiat 500 Urbana Trekking, on the other hand, will be available starting in 2015, and offered at a suggested price of $22,795. It sits on 17-inch wheels, painted Matte Nero to match the exterior mirrors and the bezels covering the body-side molding, front and rear fascia, and side sills. To complement the Matte Nero, the door handles, tail lamp bezels, and accents on the front and rear fascias are Satin Chrome.
The interior features cloth seats, leatherette door bolsters, and a Nero leather steering wheel. A Nero Puro bezel is used for the instrument panel. The special edition also features a Beats Audio system (exclusive to the segment) with six premium speakers and all kinds of goodies, including SiriusXM Radio.
Exterior color options include Bianco (White), Blue Tornado, Giallo (Yellow), Grigio Scuro (Gray Metallic), Rosso Perla (Deep Lava Red), and Verde Bosco Perla (Forest Green Pearl), with a Nero roof. The Fiat 500 Urbana Trekking model on display wears a Matte Grigio Chiaro body with a Matte Nero roof and a Matte Grigio bezel on the instrument panel. This option will not be available for actual production.
- Lisa CopelandContributor
Lisa Copeland is a contributor to The News Wheel and the founder of Crushing Mediocrity. Lisa Copeland is a leader in the automotive industry, distinguished by Automotive News in 2015 as one of the Top 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. Lisa was the Managing Partner of FIAT/Alfa Romeo of Austin when it was named a Best Dealership to Work For thanks to her innovative leadership strategies. She now works as Head of Automotive Retail Strategies at The Culture Works and speaks nationwide on building culture in the workplace.