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Fiat 500L concept gets down with the surfing set (pictures)

Fiat released photos of a design concept based on its 500L model and inspired by Vans sneakers that it will bring to the Vans US Open of Surfing.

Wayne Cunningham
Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET's Roadshow. Prior to the automotive beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine.
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Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept
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Fiat modified this 500L for the Vans US Open of Surfing competition, scheduled from July 25 to August 3 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The 500L represents Vans iconic shoes through its color scheme and other design elements.

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The roof rack includes a double-decker surf board holder, while the Vans label hangs over the C pillar. A checked pattern on the roof along with blue and white paint echo typical Vans sneaker design.

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Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept
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The dashboard panel, body colored in a typical 500L, is designed to look like a wall or skate board heavily stickered by Vans fans.

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Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept
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The shelf below the glovebox sports a surface designed like the sole of Vans sneakers.

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Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept
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The pedals also come with Vans sole material.

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Yes, you can get Vans sneakers with the same palm pattern as these seats.

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