LA Show: Fiat 500 range expands in US

Fiat's 500 goes electric the Abarth loses its roof, and the 500L launches at the LA motor show.

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Fiat has revealed what seems like a whole new range of models in the US for the LA motor show, including the Punto-based 500L, an electric version of the 500 and for the first time in the USA, a convertible version of the Abarth 500.

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The Abarth is set to go on sale in the US early next year, and is powered by the same 160bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged engine as the hardtop Abarth model, along with 17-inch Pirelli-shod wheels, and stiffer Koni suspension.

Also making an appearance at the how was the all-electric 500e. The eco-friendly model will initially be sold in California. Fiat has confirmed that the model will not be offered in Europe for the foreseeable future.

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Based on the larger Punto’s underpinnings, the 500L and 500L Trekking models have both also made their US debut at the show. The beefed-up Trekking model made its international debut at the show, and the model shares its 1.4 160bhp engine with the Abarth. Both models are expected to go on sale summer 2013.

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