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.
When it comes to diesel engines, the front-wheel drive models get a 1.3-liter MultiJet II (95 hp) turbo diesel bolted to a five-speed manual gearbox or a bigger 1.6-liter MultiJet (120 hp) turbo diesel equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The four-wheel drive diesel option includes a 2.0-liter MultiJet II (140 hp) turbo diesel offered with a six-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission. Clearly larger than the 500 city car, the Fiat 500X measures 4.25 meters in length, 1.80 meters in width and 1.60 meters in height.
As a result, it offers a spacious 350 litre luggage compartment. Inside, we find the Uconnect infotainment system with either a 5.0- or a 6.5-in touchscreen display. Both systems offer Bluetooth, aux-in and USB connectivity and can be operated via steering wheel remote controls and voice commands.