We all know that cabrio SUVs have been a failure since the beginning. Not one of them has managed to get through, so we don’t know why the car manufacturers are going on with this idea.

According to a recent report, the guys from Fiat are planning a 500X cabrio version. This new model was announced internally by Fiat during a meeting with the suppliers. Also, recently, the Automotive News Europe has learned from a company official that the 500X cabrio model will come this year.

The same sources said that the model will go on with the same treatment as the 500C, which means that the model will retain the crossover’s door frames and the entire bodyside.

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According to Automotive News, the new 500X will be assembled alongside the Jeep Compass and Renegade with their 4xe plug-in hybrid derivatives.

We don’t know if Fiat will soon come with an electric or fully hybrid version of the 500X, but we do know that the SUV will feature a mild-hybrid variant later this year.