After making its debut at the Paris Motor Show with an original reveal, today the 500X is presented to the international press, the new compact crossover from the 500 family which marks the evolution of the brand, a further expression of the technological maturity that runs in its blood.
A beauty with character, the new car explores a brand-new dimension of being 500, where a mature, elegant, all-Italian style “clothes” – like haute couture – the substance of a car that is comfortable, high-performance and always in touch with the world: this is the X side of beauty, and this is the soul of the Fiat 500X.
A descendent of the 1957 Fiat 500 – the stylistic reference of the rounded lights and the classic logo with the chrome-plated moustache on the front end is clear – the new Fiat crossover extends the 500 family, comprising the 500, 500C, 500L, 500L Trekking and 500L Living models: cars diverse in vocation and character, but which all share the same roots: the iconic Fiat 500.
Built at the updated SATA plant in Melfi (Potenza) and sold in more than 100 countries worldwide, including the United States, the new Fiat 500X will be available in two different versions with two different souls – one more “metropolitan”, the other ideal for leisure use -, equipped with efficient diesel and petrol engines, three types of transmission – manual, 9-speed automatic or twin-clutch 6-speed automatic – and with front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive with “Traction Plus” configurations.
The Fiat 500X is a crossover not only in its very nature, but also because it appeals to a wide range of customers, male and female, of different ages, with different needs and tastes. In this sense, the “X” symbol represents a crossroads between several very different segments, each inhabited by the young and the mature, lovers of beauty and connoisseurs of character. These people are dynamic, with an active social life and they cultivate different passions and interests. What they have in common, however, is the desire to enjoy a satisfying driving experience and express their own personality through a distinctive style. For all of them today, there’s one clear, comprehensive response: the Fiat 500X.
The 500X comes in two versions: the first – available in Pop, Popstar and Lounge trim levels and featuring distinctive, elegant styling – is sure to win over young, dynamic, metropolitan customers. The second version – available in Cross and Cross Plus trim levels and boasting a more off-road look and technology – is the ideal solution for those who love leisure and the outdoors, but don’t want to compromise on the unique style of the Fiat 500.
The new Fiat 500X crossover will be available from 2015.