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Fiat facelifts its 500X crossover for 2019 with visual updates and new engine family

Italian carmaker Fiat is introducing the facelifted iteration of its compact crossover – the 2019 Fiat 500X. The latest iteration of the 500X comes with some changes on the exterior, including the fitment of new LED light clusters. It also boasts of a restyled interior, new engines and a number of new technologies onboard.

For the 2019 model, the new 500X Urban comes with all-new front and rear bumper design that helps reassert its urban personality. The Cross and City Cross versions, on the other hand, feature new-look protective skid plates, conveying their capability to tackle out-of-town trips.

Also bringing new drama to the design of the new 500X are its new LED light cluster. The new daylight running lights as well as LED rear light clusters are now fitted as standard, delivering a more modern look in line with the most recent styling cues of the 500 family.

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German group accuses Fiat 500X compact SUV of exceeding diesel emissions levels

In a recent press conference at Berlin, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), an environmental lobby group based in Germany, continues to strengthen its campaign against automotive industry pollution as it accuses the 500X compact SUV of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of excessive toxic diesel emissions.

The group has already named automotive company Renault, the Opel division of General Motors (GM) Company, and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz for excessive levels of harmful emissions. DUH campaigner Axel Friedrich claimed that extreme NOx emission overruns have been detected on the Renault Espace, Opel Zafira, Mercedes C Class, and recently a Fiat SUV.

So far, FCA has refused to comment on the issue. The accused car makers denied that they are involved in illegal activities. However, they recognize the fact that some of their vehicles actually release higher levels of toxic emissions when tested in real-life conditions compared to when they’re tested in the norms provided in a prescribed test regime as specified by regulators.

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Fiat Chrysler starts global challenge with new 500X crossover

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is showing the world that it is all ready to take on the global market with its news Fiat 500X crossover. While the 500X bears the roundish front and curvy rear styling associated with the 500, it is practically a clone of the Jeep Renegade – sharing underpinnings, engines, gearboxes and a number of key components.

Likewise, both the 500X and the Renegade are to be produced on the same assembly line in Italy. Despite that FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne remarked that the vehicles are “two very different cars," since the Fiat is a crossover, and "the Jeep is a Jeep."

Both the Jeep Renegade and the Fiat 500X will be crucial for Marchionne to prove a merger between Fiat and Chrysler could really compete globally against larger carmakers like Toyota Motors Corp, Volkswagen AG and General Motors Co.

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2014 Paris Motor Show: 2015 Fiat 500X is Italian for crossover

Fiat has finally unveiled its all-new 500X crossover at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Besides the impressive design, the 2015 Fiat 500X will be available with a choice of 12 exterior colours and 8 different designs for the 16-, 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels. Engine range includes four petrol and three diesel powerplants.

The front-wheel drive, petrol-powered models are powered by a 1.6-liter “E-torQ” engine (110 hp) bolted to a five-speed manual gearbox, or by a 1.4-liter Turbo MultiAir II (140 hp) petrol engine with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed twin-clutch gearbox.

The all-wheel drive petrol models get a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard and are powered by a 1.4-liter Turbo MultiAir II (170 hp) engine or by a more potent 2.4-liter TigerShark engine with 184 hp.

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Fiat already teased the 500X ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show but the naughty crossover showed its face on the Web today. Shared on an Italian forum, the new vehicle looks much better than expected and we believe that it will become quite popular. Unfortunately there are not too many details, we do know that the 2015 Fiat 500X is based on the Jeep Renegade.

This means that the Italian model will also share engines with its American brother and under its hood we will see the 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine with 160 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

We also expect to see the bigger 2.4-liter inline-four petrol engine that delivers 184 hp and 177 pounds-feet of torque, bolted to a 9-speed manual transmission.

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On Monday, we revealed you the fact that Fiat will introduce a new crossover and a roadster in 2015. Of course, many of you folks already knew that the crossover was the 500X but there were no details regarding the debut date. Until today, when Fiat officially confirmed that it will unveil the 500X next month, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Based on the brand new 2015 Jeep Renegade, the Fiat 500X will not be a surprise when it comes to design as it will look a lot like the standard 500 and will feature several elements in order to feature a rugged body.

In addition, a new suspension system will be available too, as the 500X needs to be capable to be driven on uneven roads. Under the hood, we expect to find the same engines used by the Jeep Renegade, such as the 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four with 160 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, bolted to a six-speed manual transmission.

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The fourth member of Fiat’s 500 family is a baby SUV bandwagon dubbed the 500X, which would go on sale in 2013. It brings the brand into a new segment where it will compete with the MINI Countryman. Several images have been released, demonstrating that the production version would have the most rugged looks in a 500.

It features thick wheelarch cladding and more ground clearance. It will be available with front or four-wheel drive. Fiat said that the 500X aims to widen its customer base by attracting male consumers. Already, the 500 and 500L have gathered a huge number of mostly female fans. Even with its rugged looks, the car can still be easily identifiable as a 500.

They share the same headlamp and tail-light treatments. They also have the same chrome badge on the nose. The side windows are flatter, which means that several of the hatch’s cute bubble-car styling weren’t carried over. As a result, it appears bolder and more solid, especially when combined with the chunkier bumpers.

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As you may know already, Fiat previewed the 500X crossover last week, but today we found out that the vehicle will arrive to the U.S. dealerships sometimes in 2014. Although the vehicle carries the name of the popular small hatchback, the 500X will actually use the same platform used on the bigger Punto subcompact.

Moreover, the vehicle will have a total length of 165 inches, which means that it will be the longest model in the 500 family, even longer than the 2013 Fiat 500L.

For those who don’t know, the “standard” Fiat 500 has a total length of 140 inches. According to Autonews, the new Fiat 500X will be assembled in Turin alongside a new Jeep small crossover code-named B-SUV.

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The public was recently treated to a sneak preview of a crossover variant of the Fiat 500 minicar, the 500X, which will start selling in Europe in early 2014 and shortly after in North America. The preview of the full-size styling model of the 500X was nonetheless conducted by the global head of the Fiat brand, Olivier Francois, during the media launch of the 500L small minivan in Turin on July 4, 2012.

The Fiat 500X is expected to replace the Sedici and will bear a sports utility vehicle and hatchback styling. It will be the fifth variant in the 500 range, which already includes the 500 three-door hatchback, Abarth performance version, 500C convertible and the 500L small minivan.

The 500X will be underpinned by a widened version of Fiat's small vehicle architecture, on which the Punto subcompact is built. The Fiat 500x will be the longest variant in the range, measuring 4,200mm in length. Fiat will start building the 500X in 2013 at its to-be-expanded Turin plant in Italy.

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Fiat intends to begin production of a crossover version of its 500 minicar in December 2013, in line with a 1-billion-euro expansion of the capacity of its Mirafiori facility in Turin to assemble 280,000 small crossovers annually. Company sources disclosed to Automotive News Europe that this model is dubbed 500X, with the X standing for cross.

This variant will replace the Sedici in the company's range. It will feature hatchback and SUV styling, just like the Sedici. The 500X will be the fifth model in the 500 lineup. Other models in this range are the three-door 500 hatchback, the 500C convertible, the 500L high-roof, four-door hatchback and the Abarth performance variant.

The 500X has a length of around 4,200mm, making it the longest model in the 500 lineup. Just like the 500L, the 500x will utilize a broadened variant of the automaker's small automobile architecture that highlights the Punto subcompact.

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Customers seeking a hardcore version of the Volkswagen T-Roc can finally flash a smile. This comes after the German carmaker unveiled a performance version of the high-riding crossover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – the all-new Volkswagen T-Roc R. Sales of the new T-Roc are expected to commence by the end of the year.

The all-new Volkswagen T-Roc R was developed by Volkswagen R, a wholly owned independent subsidiary of VW. The carmaker has been using the letter R – indicating its link to motor sports -- since the Golf R32. Now, the T-Roc R is privilege to have inherited the letter, making it the first crossover since the Touareg R50 to bear the initial.

To indicate the performance potential of the new Volkswagen T-Roc R, it features a specially redesigned radiator grille with a polished silver anodized aluminum band on the underside. The radiator grille also bears the “R” logo while the bumper boasts of a sporty design as finished in the vehicle color. Integrated into the front bumper are vertically arranged daytime running lights,

Read the entire article 2019 Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen T-Roc R is a performance-laden 300-PS crossover

Volkswagen is introducing its smallest sports utility vehicle so far, this further expanding its SUV lineup. With the new and tiny Volkswagen T-Cross, the German carmaker is taking advantage of the continued growing demand for SUVs, whether large or small.

With a styling that makes it appear like a smaller brother of the Volkswagen T-Roc, the new VW T-Cross is underpinned by the A0 version of the VW Group’s MQB platform. This is the same platform that underpins other models in the VW Group such as the VW Polo and Audi A1 as well as the SEAT Ibiza and SEAT Arona crossover.

The compact nature of the new VW T-Cross is wrapped in its small dimensions. It boasts of a length of just 161.8 inches (4.11 meters), making nearly as long as the Nissan Juke small crossover. Inside, the new VW T-Cross can accommodate between 13.6 cubic feet (385 liters) to 16.07 cubic feet (455 liters) of cargo, depending on the position of the rear seats. These rear seats can slide 5.5 inches (14 cm), thereby increasing or reducing the available cargo space. When the rear seats are folded down, the cargo space offered by the VW T-Cross increases to 45.24 cubic feet (1,281 liters). An optional folding front passenger seat can be availed by customers who need more cargo room.

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BMW M GmbH is getting things all hyped up leading to the impending launch of its BMW X3 M sports activity vehicle and the BMW X4 M sports activity coupe. In an effort to make things more excited and make prospective customers think more about the new X3 M and X4 M, BMW has decided to let the public view their respective prototypes as they tackled the Nurburgring.

BMW’s high performance unit calls the event as the first official presentation of the new BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M. However, the event can’t be called an official unveiling, the as both M versions of the X3 and X4 were both heavily camouflaged, and BMW M didn’t really provide more details – especially their actual specs – about these new high performance models. Indeed, a presentation is really the most appropriate word to describe the event.

The official presentation of the new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M, which series development has already been kicked off, took place during the DTM racing weekend at the Nrburgring (September 7 to 9, 2018). During the official presentation, BMW M had prototypes of the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M test driven on the circuit. The prototypes have been camouflaged to indicate their nature as pre-series vehicles, which means that nothing is final yet with regards to the development of the X3 M and the X4 M. Their performances are still being tuned, and their first public appearance is just a showcase of what to expect from these two new M vehicles.

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At the International Electric Vehicle Expo in South Korea, Kia revealed the highly anticipated Kia Niro EV together with the the Niro Plug-In Hybrid and Soul EV. Aside from the reveal of the production version of the pure electric crossover, the automaker also gave us information on this soon to be available electric CUV.

Similar to the Hyundai Kona EV’s offerings, the electric Niro will be offered with two different battery options: a 39.2 kilowatt hour version and a 64 kilowatt hour version. Take note though that only the beefier version will be offered in the United States. According to Kia, the smaller battery will have a range of 149 miles per charge, while the bigger one is claimed to have 236 miles. The similar Hyundai Kona may be a little smaller, but it can go a little further per charge.

As for the dimensions, the Niro EV is 4,375mm long, 1,805mm wide, and 1,560mm tall, and 2,700mm in shaft.

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For the longest time, the Skoda Yeti was the only crossover model that the automaker offered to the market. However, that particular model did not really live up to its body style because it became known as an eccentric but adorable tall and rugged hatchback. After the Yeti, Skoda decided to offer a much larger seven-passenger Kodiaq that came in the second half of 2016.

This was then followed by the smaller five seat only Karoq in 2017, which was meant to replace the Yeti. In 2018, Skoda finally decided to add the Kamiq into their portfolio. However, the said model will only be exclusively sold in China, unlike its older siblings that were made available all over the world.

Without having to mention this, the city oriented crossover will be positioned just below the Karoq that we mentioned earlier. This also rounds off Skoda’s three model crossover lineup that is being offered in China. When it comes to the design elements, there isn’t much for us to say because it looks pretty similar to the other two “K” models. However, one thing that you would notice is that the headlights have a different layout, and the main ones are significantly larger too.

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It seems like the Hyundai Tucson will be expanding its range because the automaker is said to give the SUV a new Sport trim that will be equipped with a 2.4 liter four cylinder with 181 horsepower (135 kilowatts) and 175 pound feet (237 Newton metres) of torque that starts at 4,000 rpm, together with a six speed automatic. This powertrain will be available in either a front wheel- or an all wheel-drive layout.

Naturally, the 2.4 liter powerplant will carry out a little more output than the current 1.6 turbocharged four cylinder engine with only 175 horsepower (131 kilowatts) and 195 pound feet (264 Newton metres). This particular engine came with a seven speed dual clutch gearbox.

If you know about the Tucson lineup, the Sport trim is allocated between the SEL trim and the SEL Plus. The Sport trim comes with all of the SEL’s features - from the power driver’s seat, heated front seats, fog lights, and blind spot monitoring. The Sport will be given a set of 19 inch wheels, and will feature things like lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, dual zone automatic climate control, LED approach lights, and a proximity key.

Read the entire article 2018 Hyundai Tucson Sport trim gets a 181 HP four cylinder engine

The ever growing compact luxury crossover segment has something new for us again, as Lexus revealed the production ready UX at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Physically, it may not be as flamboyant as its namesake from 2016, but it will definitely still stand out in a crowd of compact crossovers.

Lexus UX has a huge corporate spindle grille that will truly catch one’s attention on the road. It also features full width taillights that make it look unique. In fact, this has been fitted by at least 120 individual LEDs. It sits on a set of either 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels that were specially made for the crossover. This has also been tweaked in the wind tunnel to improve airflow.

The UX isn’t just about its good looks. Instead, it rides on the company’s newest GA-C platform, which makes handling much easier. As for the car’s dimensions, it is 177 inches (about 4.5 metres) long, with a 103.9 inch (2.63 metre) wheelbase. The company also boasts a segment-leading turning circle of 34 feet (10.3 meters).

Read the entire article 2019 Lexus UX debuts in Geneva with a new look and platform

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is ready to hit the market with its new look and its zero emissions package. For them to be able to cater to a wider market, the automaker decided that they would offer the Kona with two powertrains, with different outputs, ranges, and prices.

For instance, the base model features an electric motor that offers 133 horsepower (99 kilowatts) and 291 pound feet (395 Newton metres) of torque. This one comes equipped with a small 39.2 kWh battery pack that could offer a maximum range of 300 kilometers (186 miles) in the new Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles test procedure (WLTP). This procedure is supposedly more relevant than the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

Meanwhile, the top of the range Kona Electric was given as much as 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts) but with the same torque as the base model. This comes from the 64 kWh battery, which allows it to drive with a range of up to 470 kilometers (292 miles) as per WLTP.

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We could sense that Volkswagen has some big plans for the new T-Roc compact SUV. In fact, on February 23, they announced that a cabriolet version is on its way to be produced in 2020. It will essentially be a convertible version of a new SUV that has not been established in the market.

A lot of us were actually surprised at the fact that Volkswagen announced this and the fact that they are coming out with a model that has a non-existent history of open roof crossovers.

Having said that, nothing is stopping the automaker from investing €80 million to bring the drop top T Roc to production. In the United States, that’s more or less $100 million. And this money will go the company’s Osnabrück plant where the convertible crossover will be produced. We have not actually heard of any details regarding the said model, but as you could see, the rendering depicts a two-door version of this folding hardtop.

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Since the Audi SQ5 first came out, Bavarian tuner did nothing but think up different scenarios for this hot crossover. ABT Sportsline has been offering various upgrade packages for the latest generation. The aftermarket tuners are also revising the temporary top dog in the Q5 family with a wide array of upgrades for customers who cannot wait any longer for the Audi Sport to come out with the RS Q5.

When looking at it from the exterior, ABT gave the Audi SQ5 a new and more aggressive body kit that is wider than the original. They say that the SQ5 looks even more dominant in the rearview mirror after this upgrade. In fact, we would say that it is quite a comprehensive package with those wide hips granted by the fender extensions, together with a new front skirt and muscular side skirts that will definitely catch your attention.

Moving on to the rear, the ABT then gave the SQ5 a newly developed exhaust system with real tips covered in carbon that’s now in place of the decorative chrome housings of the standard model. The quad tips then have a pseudo diffuser that helps the crossover send out a sportier vibe that is enhanced by the prominent spoiler that’s attached to the roof.

Read the entire article 2018 Audi SQ5 has been lowered by ABT Sportsline to make it look like a hatchback