Fiat has just announced that those who want to order their brand new 500X Opening Edition can contact their dealer as order books are opened. Only 500 units will be available in the UK: 325 examples of the 4X2 City Look version and 175 examples of the rugged AWD Off Road Look version.
The 4X2 version is based on the Pop Star trim level and comes as standard with 17-inch wheels, body-coloured bumpers, front fog lights with cornering illumination, cruise control, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, a 5-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Bluetooth and Drive Mood selector.
Besides these standard features, the Opening Edition adds a special “Art Grey” pastel paint, 18-inch wheels, a Safety Pack that includes Lane Assist, Blind Spot Assist, ParkView reversing camera and Brake Control collision mitigation system. In addition, the Opening Edition comes with tinted rear windows, an “Opening Edition” badge and the Comfort Pack, which adds Keyless Entry, Keyless Go, front armrest and electric lumbar adjustment for the front seats.
The 2015 Fiat 500X 4X2 Opening Edition starts at 17,595 GBP in the UK, which is the same price as the equivalent Pop Star but with a substantial 1,725 GBP worth of extra equipment at no extra cost. Powering this version is a 1.4-liter MultiAir II petrol engine with 140 hp. The all-wheel drive version uses a 2.0-liter MultiJet II engine with 140 hp and bolted to a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Just like the 4X2 version, this model includes a lot of extra equipment such as a black leather interior with red inserts, steering wheel with paddle shifters, “Opening Edition” badge and the Visibility Pack, which includes rain and light sensors, power folding door mirrors and an electro-chromatic rear view mirror.
Furthermore, the AWD version gets HID headlamps, adjustable cargo floor, front floor mats, 18-inch wheels, a 3.5-inch TFT colour display and a 6.5-inch Uconnect infotainment system. The 2015 Fiat 500X Cross Plus Opening Edition costs 25,845 GBP.