2016 Fiat 500X crossover, SUV

Considering that its resurgence, the Fiat 500 array expanded to include the 500C, the larger 500L, the all-electric 500E and also the high-performance 500 Abarth. As we move into the 2015 model year, the Italians are introducing a new version that signifies the company’s entryway right into the small crossover market, a sector previously unexplored by the Italians. Fiat’s newest member of the family shares considerably of its mechanical lineage with the just recently presented 2015 Jeep Renegade and is being integrateded the same Melfi, Italy, setting up plant. Requirements released on this glossy soft roader were restricted to its different Euro-spec manifestations. Further stretching the art of platform-sharing, the 500X is based upon the very same GM Fiat Small design that forms the technological basis of the Fiat Grande Punto and Linea. 2016 Fiat 500X

Layout

Both feats enable the 500X to be not simply a perched 500, but a sporty crossover that marks Fiat’s access in a new segment. Partially longer, broader and reduced than the existing 500L, the brand-new Fiat 500X retains clear visual family signals however matches edgier specificing with a sleeker generally profile to include a much more modern panache. The reasonably nondescript body is accentuated by acquainted Fiat 500 styling hints, many clearly in the round illumination elements up front. 2016 Fiat 500X

Engine

The schedule consists of four fuel units and also 3 diesels. The gas variety begins with the 1.6-liter E-torQ rated at 110 horse power as well as proceeds with the business’s familiar 1.4-liter MultiAir. The turbo mill comes in two guises, creating 140 and also 170 horse power, specifically. Lastly, the range-topping gasoline engine is the 2.4-liter Tiger Tigershark we’re already aware of here in the United States. This engine cranks out 184 horses and it’s most likely one of the actual few drivetrains the 500X will bring to North America. The transmission schedule consists of 5- and also six-speed handbooks, a six-speed dual-clutch automatic, and a nine-speed torque-converter automated. The U.S.-market powertrain portfolio is unknown at this factor, yet if the Jeep Renegade is a sign. The last is also readily available on the 2.0-liter MultiJet, diesel design with all-wheel-drive, yet only as an alternative. 2016 Fiat 500X

Review

The well-proven as well as cost-effective platform has struts all over, and the Fiat will offer a “Drive Mood Selector” that affects the change schedule, the electrical power steering, and also the throttle reaction. Fiat has overtaken the competitors to some extent in regards to driver-assistance systems, with lane-departure caution, blind-spot warning, as well as TomTom navigation offered. The interior of the 500X is also brand-new when compared with the normal 500s, although it shares a lot with both the 500L and its American brother or sister, the Jeep Renegade. The dashboard features either a 5- or 6.5-inch Uconnect infotainment system with both Bluetooth and USB connectivity, which are run by steering wheel commands and also voice command. The 5-inch Uconnect is equipped with TomTom 2.5 D navigation, while the 6.5-inch system consists of satellite gps with 3D maps. From the side, the 500X drops the familiar 500 appearance and also comes to be one-of-a-kind in its very own right by means of plastic cladding covering the wheel arcs as well as the side skirts and a raked back glass. 2016 Fiat 500X

Release as well as price

Prices for the Fiat 500X is not yet available, but we’ll be right back when we get some details. There’s no word on when the 500X will certainly hit U.S. shores. The unnamed source cited retooling at Fiat’s Melfi production facility, in south Italy, which currently creates the Grande Punto. It’s expected that the most recent member of the increasing 500 family will certainly change the Suzuki SX4-based Fiat Sedici, although when the X will certainly happen sale stays an open question. 2016 Fiat 500X

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