Fiat 500L Vans concept revealed

28 Jul, 2014 11:22am Jonathan Burn

Fiat has teamed up with footwear brand Vans to create a unique 500L concept

Fiat has unveiled the 500L Vans concept, set to be showcased at the US Open of Surfing next month. Designed exclusively for the event, the car is the result of Fiat teaming up with footwear brand Vans to create a unique promotional model.

Compared to the standard Fiat 500L it’s based on, there are several striking design changes on the Vans concept including the bold new grille, which houses four circular LED daytime running lights. Black alloy wheels contrast with the three-tone paintjob and chequered roof, with a roof rack holding two surf boards and various other pieces of equipment.

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The interior layout remains familiar but some funky Vans graphics have been added to the dashboard, while a new seat design matches the exterior colour scheme.

Although there are no plans to put it into production, the 500L Vans concept is powered by a 160bhp version of the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It’s an American spec engine and currently not available to UK buyers in the standard 500L production car.