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Fiat500USA
02-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Fiat500USA.com Has Just Posted the Following:

A great looking Fiat 500L debuts!

Read about it here... (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Fiat500USA/~3/7QLAVUMcnAo/hot-new-fiat-500l-beats-edition-debuts.html)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dcdb6op7wDg/Uvw4IeP54II/AAAAAAAATfQ/F5vSNTypCnM/s640/140210_F_500L-Beats-Edition_06.jpg

Fiat500USA
02-14-2014, 05:56 PM
I like what they did with this 500L. Love to see a version here.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yjk2HXEkFAU/Uv539VGbZCI/AAAAAAAATgg/4HY6w7gG-08/s640/Fiat-500L-Beats-Edition-Fiat500USA%2520%25287%2529.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nbskgEbQS8Y/Uv54Kk5Vj0I/AAAAAAAATg4/E7Yj8lYFEvM/s640/Fiat-500L-Beats-Edition-Fiat500USA%2520%252811%2529.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DIms6poUdX8/Uv54Qaz0wfI/AAAAAAAAThA/bpP6wUY8xcs/s640/Fiat-500L-Beats-Edition-Fiat500USA%2520%252814%2529.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CC72uyqP4OA/Uv53PnMmXMI/AAAAAAAATf4/EzY-WvJndQE/s640/Fiat-500L-Beats-Edition-Fiat500USA%2520%252815%2529.jpg

shadowshaggy
02-14-2014, 06:06 PM
Not meant as it sounded.

I do like the 500L, and will 99% buy one at the end of the year for the wife - but it'll be a manual transmission. If they had an option like this or some other limited edition I like better than the Trekking; then we'll go that route. It's nice the special editions aren't being ignored in the L's, the 2014/15 line-up promises to get interesting for the whole company.

Andree
02-14-2014, 06:21 PM
What would it be called here? A Trekking Beats?

I like a couple things. The red brake calipers and the red stripe on the gray/black car.

Folks who already have a Grigio Chiaro Pop 500L have most of these good looks already. They have the silvery exterior, the black/red or black/gray interior (with the floating 500 and L design), the black exterior mirrors. Just add a neat stripe to the mirrors and paint the calipers!

Any of the 500Ls with the light or dark gray would look splendid with the red stripe, red calipers. It's so subtle. Yet like the Abarth stripe, adds just a touch of color or contrast.

I do like the interior, the all-black with the red 500 highlight. Kind of surprised they didn't add the letter "L".

These packages are fun. Looking forward to seeing the black body with the silvery roof.

Fiat500USA
02-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Not meant as it sounded.

I do like the 500L, and will 99% buy one at the end of the year for the wife - but it'll be a manual transmission. If they had an option like this or some other limited edition I like better than the Trekking; then we'll go that route. It's nice the special editions aren't being ignored in the L's, the 2014/15 line-up promises to get interesting for the whole company.

It's all good. Yeah, expect to see more specials rolling out. The Beats Edition is basically a Trekking with special trim. I found myself pricing one out on the Fiat USA website today because I liked this one so much!

shadowshaggy
02-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Speaking of things they need to bring to the NA Market: (http://www.fiat.com/com/500l-Living)

Fiat500USA
02-14-2014, 06:44 PM
What would it be called here? A Trekking Beats?

I like a couple things. The red brake calipers and the red stripe on the gray/black car.

Folks who already have a Grigio Chiaro Pop 500L have most of these good looks already. They have the silvery exterior, the black/red or black/gray interior (with the floating 500 and L design), the black exterior mirrors. Just add a neat stripe to the mirrors and paint the calipers!

Any of the 500Ls with the light or dark gray would look splendid with the red stripe, red calipers. It's so subtle. Yet like the Abarth stripe, adds just a touch of color or contrast.

I do like the interior, the all-black with the red 500 highlight. Kind of surprised they didn't add the letter "L".

These packages are fun. Looking forward to seeing the black body with the silvery roof.

Here's a bigger shot of the black roof:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5t6c49YDw3I/Uv53ioOSslI/AAAAAAAATgI/C9PrpPlLNms/s640/Fiat-500L-Beats-Edition-Fiat500USA%2520%25284%2529.jpg

Fiat500USA
02-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Speaking of things they need to bring to the NA Market: (http://www.fiat.com/com/500l-Living)


Do you think it would sell here? I'm curious about that. Maybe I should do a poll and send it to someone....

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HJSIqUEUMHM/Ucn_wzYt0bI/AAAAAAAARj8/tl1CycX_RgM/s640/Fiat%2520500L%2520Living%2520front%2520side.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P32heB1Qn-0/UcoAEH4gpuI/AAAAAAAARkU/oZVNljM0Cco/s640/130618_F_500L_03.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-G3Wnu4pjrwc/UcoABDjXLwI/AAAAAAAARkM/tPzTDy353EE/s640/130618_F_500L_04.jpg

shadowshaggy
02-14-2014, 07:05 PM
Kidding me right? All the Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban things running around, with 2 people in them. The NA Market thrives off of "people carriers", I imagine it would outsell the 500L after two years.

KIA released the Borrego a few years back, failed miserably. Killed it after two production years, now I see tons of used ones running around. Town of 70K-ish and I've seen probably 20-25 different ones off hand.

Curious
02-14-2014, 08:18 PM
I like what they did with this 500L. Love to see a version here.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yjk2HXEkFAU/Uv539VGbZCI/AAAAAAAATgg/4HY6w7gG-08/s640/Fiat-500L-Beats-Edition-Fiat500USA%2520%25287%2529.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nbskgEbQS8Y/Uv54Kk5Vj0I/AAAAAAAATg4/E7Yj8lYFEvM/s640/Fiat-500L-Beats-Edition-Fiat500USA%2520%252811%2529.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DIms6poUdX8/Uv54Qaz0wfI/AAAAAAAAThA/bpP6wUY8xcs/s640/Fiat-500L-Beats-Edition-Fiat500USA%2520%252814%2529.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CC72uyqP4OA/Uv53PnMmXMI/AAAAAAAATf4/EzY-WvJndQE/s640/Fiat-500L-Beats-Edition-Fiat500USA%2520%252815%2529.jpg

It's interesting to note that the front drivers armrest is a lot smaller than the current armrest on a 500L. And it looks like this armrest has no storage compartment in it.

Fiat500USA
02-14-2014, 09:49 PM
Yes, it's the Euro version.

Felnus
02-14-2014, 10:45 PM
Do you think it would sell here? I'm curious about that. Maybe I should do a poll and send it to someone....

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HJSIqUEUMHM/Ucn_wzYt0bI/AAAAAAAARj8/tl1CycX_RgM/s640/Fiat%2520500L%2520Living%2520front%2520side.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P32heB1Qn-0/UcoAEH4gpuI/AAAAAAAARkU/oZVNljM0Cco/s640/130618_F_500L_03.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-G3Wnu4pjrwc/UcoABDjXLwI/AAAAAAAARkM/tPzTDy353EE/s640/130618_F_500L_04.jpg
While the 500L or the 500XL or MPW or whatever they are calling it are not vehicles that I would be in the market for, I do think the seven passenger version looks better proportioned than the regular 500L. The extra seats or cargo space are a definite plus.

janaheim
02-14-2014, 11:36 PM
Nice! I wonder what the Italian commercial is for the 500L Beats Edition? It'd be cool if they had Sonny & Cher's The Beat Goes On. FIAT, if you use this, I get 10%!laugh2

Fiat500USA
02-14-2014, 11:56 PM
Nice! I wonder what the Italian commercial is for the 500L Beats Edition? It'd be cool if they had Sonny & Cher's The Beat Goes On. FIAT, if you use this, I get 10%!laugh2

Ha, I like that! LOL This story has a preview of the European commercial featuring the Beats Edition: New
Fiat 500L Mirage TV Ad (http://www.fiat500usa.com/2014/02/new-fiat-500l-mirage-tv-ad.html)

jabird101
02-16-2014, 10:24 PM
(Also posted on another thread)
I looked at a larger Beats Edition gallery online and I'm still an not impressed. Leather trim with cloth seating surfaces??? That's like the seats rocking a mullet. Classy on the sides and grandmas couch in the middle. The rest is just stock Trekking with semigloss rather than flat black lower trim and grill and blackout mirror covers with a red stripe. Do the red calipers add 34HP (25kw)?
http://www.redbubble.com/people/martinm/works/4860272-brake-calipers-paint-25kw-for-light-shirts?ref=work_carousel_work_portfolio_1

Anyone can add the Beats to just about any 500L. I can get a can of brake cleaner and caliper paint from NAPA for under $20.00. The mirrors are easy to replicate as well with the non permanent Plastic Dip method or the permanent Duplicolor method for under $40.00 including scuff pads, cleaner, tape, primer and paint. A few hours over a weekend in the garage and Viola, a Beats edition. All except the seats, and I am not giving up my leather seats for fabric. Those are the same rims the Lounge with Beats comes with, only painted differently, so add another $20.00 (Duplicolor to the rescue again) for those and I can have a Beats edition for about $80.00 in parts and 10 hours of work because I would break the outer bead on the tires and mask them properly. This ads an hour in masking and prep.

Thanks, but no thanks. If they are looking to put out a special edition, I have an idea... make it special!

Fiat500USA
02-16-2014, 10:55 PM
(Also posted on another thread)
I looked at a larger Beats Edition gallery online and I'm still an not impressed. Leather trim with cloth seating surfaces??? That's like the seats rocking a mullet. Classy on the sides and grandmas couch in the middle. The rest is just stock Trekking with semigloss rather than flat black lower trim and grill and blackout mirror covers with a red stripe. Do the red calipers add 34HP (25kw)?
http://www.redbubble.com/people/martinm/works/4860272-brake-calipers-paint-25kw-for-light-shirts?ref=work_carousel_work_portfolio_1

Anyone can add the Beats to just about any 500L. I can get a can of brake cleaner and caliper paint from NAPA for under $20.00. The mirrors are easy to replicate as well with the non permanent Plastic Dip method or the permanent Duplicolor method for under $40.00 including scuff pads, cleaner, tape, primer and paint. A few hours over a weekend in the garage and Viola, a Beats edition. All except the seats, and I am not giving up my leather seats for fabric. Those are the same rims the Lounge with Beats comes with, only painted differently, so add another $20.00 (Duplicolor to the rescue again) for those and I can have a Beats edition for about $80.00 in parts and 10 hours of work because I would break the outer bead on the tires and mask them properly. This ads an hour in masking and prep.

Thanks, but no thanks. If they are looking to put out a special edition, I have an idea... make it special!

Well the car can come in a matte finish, too, so that's special and not something $80 would take care of. LOL gr_grin Most of the special editions are trim changes which can be replicated by oneself, though usually at more cost than just buying it from the dealer. I think the cool thing about the car is it shows what you can do to spice up a 500L.

jabird101
02-16-2014, 11:14 PM
:doh:
Well the car can come in a matte finish, too, so that's special and not something $80 would take care of. LOL gr_grin Most of the special editions are trim changes which can be replicated by oneself, though usually at more cost than just buying it from the dealer. I think the cool thing about the car is it shows what you can do to spice up a 500L.
You are correct about the body paint. I would have to raise my estimate for time and materials considerably to do any of the matte finishes. :Blue:
It is a good first attempt, I was just looking for something lowered with cool interior fabric and lighting for a Beats eddition.

I guess the quick way to create a matte finish would be to take a palm sander and some 80 grit to the paint...:thumbsup:

Andree
02-16-2014, 11:57 PM
Well the car can come in a matte finish, too, so that's special and not something $80 would take care of. LOL gr_grin Most of the special editions are trim changes which can be replicated by oneself, though usually at more cost than just buying it from the dealer. I think the cool thing about the car is it shows what you can do to spice up a 500L.

I think of it as a "special" at a restaurant. It's not on the main menu. It's not able to be ordered all the time. Like a seasonal item.

With the point of offering up something a little bit different than the usual, standard, or scheduled fare. Someone somewhere is saying "Oh! That's exactly what I wanted!" while someone else says "Meh, I'll have the regular item."

I'd like to see the Verde Chiaro on the 500L. I'd still like a vinyl interior, and they can call it "Eco-leather" if they want. A light colored interior.

I'm still waiting to see interior pics of the 2014 Sport with the Avorio interior. I keep checking Austin, but they don't have any actual photos yet!

janaheim
02-17-2014, 01:22 AM
I think of it as a "special" at a restaurant. It's not on the main menu. It's not able to be ordered all the time. Like a seasonal item.

With the point of offering up something a little bit different than the usual, standard, or scheduled fare. Someone somewhere is saying "Oh! That's exactly what I wanted!" while someone else says "Meh, I'll have the regular item."

I'd like to see the Verde Chiaro on the 500L. I'd still like a vinyl interior, and they can call it "Eco-leather" if they want. A light colored interior.

I'm still waiting to see interior pics of the 2014 Sport with the Avorio interior. I keep checking Austin, but they don't have any actual photos yet!

Andree, check this out: http://www.fiat500usa.com/2013/09/new-2014-fiat-500-updates.html. I don't care too much for the seat color. I think it needs more color contrast, like the two-tone on the Pop & Lounge (avorio/grigio or avorio/marrone).

Andree
02-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Andree, check this out: http://www.fiat500usa.com/2013/09/new-2014-fiat-500-updates.html. I don't care too much for the seat color. I think it needs more color contrast, like the two-tone on the Pop & Lounge (avorio/grigio or avorio/marrone).

Thanks! That's the only picture I've seen thus far. But I want to see the dealer pics in different lighting, etc.

I like the light seats with dark interior, and having it be all one color means less having to worry if the bottom color is the one you want or not. It's all the same color.

There are these partial seat covers over on Madness, that come in either red or black, with a center white stripe.

Here's the red:
http://shop.500madness.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=206&product_id=1077

That would look so incredible in a Rosso sport with the Ivory interior. It gives you the two-tone. They have the covers in cloth in black with white stripe too. All four (front, back) here:
http://shop.500madness.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=206&product_id=652

There's an image, second from the end, showing the black/white on the Lounge premium cloth seat with the avorio (avorio/black woven) fabric and avorio trim (piping, and would have an avorio headrest). Nice contrast there.

I would definitely have considered a Sport if the Avorio interior had been available. I like the dash elements, the light steering wheel, and the light seats would have been a bonus!

Doohickie
02-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Random question: What does "eco-leather" mean? Is it just a fancy name for vinyl upholstery?

jabird101
02-17-2014, 10:01 PM
Random question: What does "eco-leather" mean? Is it just a fancy name for vinyl upholstery?
You are correct.