The 500L Vans is a design study created for the Vans US Open of Surfing.
Fiat has traveled to the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, to unveil a new concept car called 500L Vans.
Designed specifically for the event, the Fiat 500L Vans stands out from its regular-production counterpart thanks to a noticeably raised ground clearance, dark blue plastic cladding on both ends and four halo-shaped LED daytime running lights up front. The body is painted in a two-tone combination of dark blue and white, while the roof features a checkered motif inspired by Vans' Classic Slip-On shoes.
Fiat has left the 500L's cockpit mostly stock but designers added a colorful, custom-built dashboard that features a collage of the various logos Vans has used over the past couple of decades. The 500L Vans also boasts edition-specific two-tone cloth upholstery and special non-slip pedals with beige rubber covers.
Fiat has not made any changes under the crossover's hood, and the 500L Vans is powered by a stock turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
The Fiat 500L Vans concept is merely a design study and there is no indication that it will be added to the automaker's lineup.