Fiat continues its US range expansion with the launch of the 500L and the 500L Trekking at the LA motor show.

The 500L, the larger and longer (by 660mm) five-door 500, will be available with Fiat's 1.4-litre MultiAir engine and either a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual clutch gearbox. With 158bhp and 184lb ft, Fiat is claiming best-in class power and torque in the US.

The Trekking is a lightly restyled 500L, designed to give the car a soft-roader look; so it gets new front and rear bumpers and black body strips and wheel arch covers. It rides on 17-inch wheels which slightly increase the car's ground clearance.