Fiat 500 range continues to grow and here is the 500X, joining the already popular three-door 500, not so popular five-seat 500L, 500L Trekking, and the seven-seat 500L Living.
The 500X is surprisingly awesome with the familiar front and a round design. It is clearly much different looking than the 500L, which is a good thing.
Under the skin the 500X has the same chassis as the already revealed Jeep Renegade, but in a much different packaging. I am ready to go as far as to say it is also a much more attractive than the bulky Renegade.
The 500X will be offered in two different versions – one with a metropolitan outlook and the other for active, stylish adventurers.
The new 500X measures 4.25 metres in length (the more adventurous FIAT 500X is 2cm longer), 1.80 metres in width and 1.60 metres in height (1.61 with roof bars, 1.62 with 4WD).
The engine range includes four petrol engines and three diesels. Front-wheel drive, petrol-powered models are either equipped with a 110hp, 1.6-litre “E-torQ” engine with a five-speed manual gearbox or a 140hp, 1.4-litre Turbo MultiAir II petrol engine with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed twin-clutch transmission.
All-wheel drive petrol models are equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard and powered either by a 170hp 1.4-litre Turbo MultiAir II engine or the 184hp 2.4-litre Tigershark engine.
The diesel range foe the front-wheel drive models includes the 95hp 1.3-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel linked to a five-speed manual gearbox and the 120hp 1.6-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel linked to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The four-wheel drive diesel uses a the 140hp 2.0-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel with a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission.
The 500X will go on sale in the UK in the second quarter of 2015 with final specifications and pricing to be announced closer to the market launch.