Fiat presented in Paris the 500X. The compact crossover, is the sixth member of the 500 family, based on the Small Wide platform as the Jeep Renegade. It features large light fixtures, chrome details and a single tailpipe. Fiat says it will be available in two versions, Urban and Cross, the first one has a more “metropolitan” character and the second one is “ideal for leisure”, with the model to be sold in 100 countries worldwide.
The car will be built at Fiat’s factory in Melfi, Italy and it will be available with petrol and diesel engines. It will be available with a 1.4 liter MultiAir II engine producing 140 hp, sending the power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, a 1.6 liter MultiJet II with 120 hp that sends the power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox and a 2.0 liter MultiJet II combined with a new 9-speed automatic transmission sending the power to all wheels .
Later the following engines will be available, the 1.6 E-torQ combined with a 5 speed manual gearbox, with the power to pass to the front axle, the 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II with 170 horses that sends the power to all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission, the 1.3 MultiJet II with 95 hp, combined with a 5-speed manual transmission and the 2.0 MultiJet II with 140 hp combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The sales of the car will begin at the end of the year, with an initial value in Italy of €18.000.