Fiat 500L named 'Newcomer of the Year 2013'

The award ceremony, which took place in Milan, Italy, saw a gathering of the managers of all of the major car manufacturers. Fiat Automobiles will no doubt be thrilled at beating some of their car manufacturing rivals such as Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.

The Fiat 500L managed to win the ‘Newcomer of the Year 2013’ title after amassing 17 percent of the votes, managing to fend off the Mercedes-Benz A-Class which took second place with 16.3 percent of the votes.

Rounding off the top four for the best newcomer was the Volkswagen Golf in third place, taking 13.2 percent of the total, whilst the another Fiat vehicle, the New Fiat Panda, took the last top four spot with a respectable 9.49 percent.

The Fiat Group also had enormous success in ten categories in the ‘My Favourite Cars’ contest, with models coming out on top in seven of the categories.

The Fiat Panda took first place in the ‘city cars’ category; the Fiat 500L did the same in the ‘small cars’ whilst the Alfa Romeo Giulietta pummelled its rivals in the ‘medium-small’ cars group.

In addition, the excellent Maserati Quattroporte raced to top spot in the ‘flagship’ category, as did the Ferrari 458 Spider among the ‘cabriolets’. The Ferrari F12berlinetta took the sought-after ‘sports car’ crown and, rounding off the list of victors, the Fiat Freemont came up trumps amongst the ‘MPV’s.

Hoping to carry on the success of the Fiat 500L, Fiat Automobiles have released a more aggressively styled model called the 500L Trekking. Set to arrive in mid-2013, the Trekking is a full 26 inches longer than the standard 500 versions, as well as growing six inches taller and wider.

Fiat will also be introduced a Fiat 500XL model, which features seven seats rather than the usual five, as well as a 500X mini SUV version, which will replace the Fiat Sedici.

With numerous new motors coming to dealerships in the near future, one can guess that Fiat will be hoping to enjoy further success in the months and years to come.

After coming up trumps in seven of the ten categories at the Quattroruote awards, as well as picking up other honours and accolades, we are sure that they will be disappointed if they can’t reproduce the same levels of success.

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