Fiat is entering small crossover segment with the new 500X model. Based on the current 500 platform and will join the already big family comprising 500, 500C, 500L, 500L Trekking and 500L Living models.
The 500X has modest dimensions: it’s 4.25 metres long (167 in – 2 cm more for the version suited to leisure), 1.8 metres (70 in) wide and 1.61 metres (63 in) height. The crossover appearance can be customized with 12 different liveries and eight different designs for the 16-, 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The interior comes with many seat adjustment possibilities and the spacious luggage compartment (350 litres). The engine line-up will include the 140HP (104kW) 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II (with front-wheel drive and 6-speed manual gearbox), the 120HP (90kW) 1.6 MultiJet II (also with front-wheel drive and 6-speed manual gearbox) and the 140HP (104kW) 2.0 MultiJet II (with 9-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive).
Next year, Fiat will also introduce new engines: 110HP (82kW) 1.6 “E-torQ” (5-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive), the 170HP (127kW) 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II (9-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive) and the powerful 184HP (137kw) Tigershark 2.4 (9-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive).
This last unit will also make a US debut as the new Fiat 500X will be sold in more than 100 countries worldwide.