Fiat 500X: nothing like a city car anymore!

In the weeks to come, Fiat will be able to count on a 6th model in the ‘500’ family. It was just presented at the Paris Motor Show with the name of 500X and appears to be the manufacturer’s response to cars such as the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008. Also, underneath the cover, this crossover is hiding the technical insides of the Jeep Renegade. Which goes to show, partnerships can be good...

Concretely, the 500X has compact dimensions, for its urban version as for the all-terrain version. These models measure about 4.25 m long, 1.8 m wide and 1.6 m tall. From a practical point of view, we also note that the boot has a volume of 350 litres; a volume that is of course expandable once the rear seats have been folded down.

Available in 2 or 4-wheel drive, these Fiats will only be linked up to three different engines to start with. The ‘traction’ 500X will only be able to rely on the 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II petrol engine (140 hp) and on the 1.6 MultiJet II (120 hp) diesel engine. The ‘all-wheel drive’ 500X will, for its part, only be run thanks to the 2.0 MultiJet II diesel (140 hp).

Another feature of this 500X, is that the all-terrain version will be the only one of the segment to offer a rear axle disconnection system. Lastly, this ‘500’ will be fully customisable, with Fiat offering the choice between 12 liveries and eight alloy rim models.

Do you think that Fiat will have the same success with this 500X as with the 500?