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.
As standard, the 500X will arrive with front-wheel-drive but as an option Fiat will offer the all-wheel-drive system. Moreover, a new suspension system will be available too because the 500X is capable to take you on uneven roads.
Featuring a design penned by the Centro Stile Fiat, the new 500X opens up a new dimension for the Fiat 500. The new Fiat 500X combines the 500’s iconic styling and the elements of a modern crossover, including a considerable off-road capability for outdoor adventures.
The Fiat 500X is compact package that offers ample interior space, premium materials and fabrics, as well as safety, comfort and convenience sophisticated technologies. All of these allow the new 500X to offer a clever combination of flexibility, rationality and quality.
Indeed, the new Fiat 500X is a casual, fun vehicle that could be driven everyday, boasting of soft shapes that allow for optimal freedom of movement. Furthermore, the new 500X could be tailored to the tastes and preferences of its driver with a wide array of available customization options.
While the new 500X boasts of a solid, robust appearance, it is also laden with harmonious lines that emerge in dimensions suited for customers seeking the space, comfort and equipment of a compact saloon. Furthermore, the new 500X also is small enough to tackle the urban traffic, as it measures only 4.25 meters in length (plus 2 cm for the leisure version), 1.8 meters in wide, and 1.60 meters in height (1.61 with roof bars and 1.62 meters for four-wheel drive version).
The compact dimensions of the new 500X betray an interior that isn't just protective and spacious, but also makes extensive use of high quality materials and finishes. The interior also features a number of practical storage compartments. Its comfortable passenger cabin could be configured in seven layouts and employs a selection of different leather, fabrics, finishes and colors. Seat adjustment options and its luggage compartment (350 liters) also enhance the appeal of the interior.
With a design from Centro Stile Fiat, the all-new 500X signifies a new facet of the undeniable 500 where classic styling and the contemporary crossover model meet, with the adding of the reputable off-roading ability of a model that's ideal for outdoor recreation.
Style and dimensions
The clear statement of "Made in Fiat" style, the 500X provides adaptability, quality, and practicality, all definitely fixed in its solid proportions, in its large interior room, and in its choice of select fabrics and materials, as well as in the most advanced technology to fulfil the service of comfort, safety, and occupant security. The Fiat 500X is a laidback, fun-loving automobile that a driver can "wear" any day, an original fashion item that features supple forms for maximal freedom for movement, perfect for reflecting the driver’s personality thanks to the wide range of customising options that are on offer.
The compact, hearty look of the vehicle finds its ideal style balance in the congruent lines that appear in proportions perfect for buyers who are looking for the room, features, and comfort normally found in a compact saloon. Simultaneously, the all-new 500X also pays attention to drivers who must face city traffic each day, with its humble dimensions: it is 4.25 m long (2 cm longer for the leisure variation), 1.8 m wide, and 1.60 m high (or 1.61 with roof bars and 1.62 m with four-wheel drive).
Compact on the outside, friendly on the inside, the vehicle offers a roomy, secure environment with broad use of premium finishes and materials, and a range of functional storage areas. A comfortable passenger section that is undeniably “Made in Italy” that is available in no less than seven possible configurations, made of a choice of various fabrics, colours, leathers, and finishes. Optimal functionality is a certainty with the seat adjustment selections and the roomy luggage storage area (350 L).