2015 Fiat 500X represents the official entering of the small crossover market for the Italian manufacturer. The car was officially introduced in Paris Motor Show and joins the already large 500 family, where you can also find 500C, 500L, 500 Living and 500L Trekking.
The small crossover will be available with two versions, one dedicated to leisure moments, and the other dedicated to off-road adventures. The car features plastic protection for the underbody, roof mounted support, a higher ground clearance and a new range of engines, ready to satisfy every request.
Speaking on engines, the 500X will be available with 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II with front-wheel drive and a 6-speed manual gearbox, the 120 hp 1.6 MultiJet II in the same version and the 140 HP 2.0 MultiJet II with the company’s new 9-speed automatic transmission and a 4-wheel drive.
Starting next year, the range will be upgraded with 110hp 1.6 E-torQ with a 5-speed manual and FWD, a 170 hp 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II with a 9-speed automatic and a AWD and surprisingly with a 184 HP (137 kW) Tigershark 2.4-liter unit. This last unit will also be available on the US version of the 500X.
The new Fiat 500X will be built in SATA plant in Melfi, Italy, and will be sold on 100 markets worldwide, including the USA. Australia is alo on the list for the new 500X.