After years in which the Fiat 500 has emerged as the flagship brand of Turin the Italian firm now added a new version of its model range. This is the Fiat 500X the new compact crossover family 500. Nice and character the new vehicle explores an unprecedented dimension of 500 deep into the segment of crossover vehicles halfway between a compact car and an SUV with good off-road qualities.
Elegant and with a clear style Made in Italy high performance and beauty are two highlights of the Fiat 500X which comes to complete the 500 family consists of the 500 500C 500L 500L and 500L Trekking Living: very different vehicles in calling and character but share the same parent the iconic Fiat 500 manufactured since 1967.
The new Fiat 500X comes in two different versions with two different souls a more "urban" (CITY LOOK) and another perfect for outdoor activities (OFF-ROAD LOOK). Both are equipped with efficient diesel engines and gasoline three types of changes (manual automatic nine-speed automatic or 6-speed dual clutch) and depending on the version with settings FWD AWD or FWD with "Traction Plus ".
If something stands out for the Fiat 500X is transversal being intended for different types of customers in terms of sex age needs and tastes. The "urban" version of the Fiat 500X is available with finishing levels Pop Pop Star and Lounge characterized by distinctive and elegant details to capture the attention of young dynamic and customer metropolitan style. In contrast the second version with a more "off road" is available with Cross and Cross Plus finishes and is characterized by appearance and equipment markedly jeep and aimed at the realization of outdoor activities.
The vehicle has a standard length for vehicles segment measuring 4 meters and 25 centimeters long 180 cm wide and 160 cm high. Compact outside and cozy inside the Fiat 500X offers an interior with extensive use of noble materials and seven interior combinations comprising different types of tissues skin finishes and colors. This is even more functional by the numerous regulations of the seats and the spacious boot (350 liters). There are 12 exterior body colors that highlight the ways of Fiat 500X emphasized by 8 models of alloy wheels 16 17 and 18 inches.
Since its release (scheduled for the beginning of 2015) will be available the 1.4 Turbo engine 140 hp MultiAir II (front wheel drive and six-speed manual gearbox) the 1.6 MultiJet II 120 hp (front wheel drive and 6-speed manual transmission ) and the 2.0 MultiJet II 140 hp (9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive).
Subsequently the range is completed with petrol engines 1.6 E-Torq 110 hp with manual 5-speed gearbox and front wheel drive and the 1.4 Turbo 170 hp MultiAir II with nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Also available turbodiesel MultiJet II 1.3 95 bhp (five-speed manual transmission and front wheel drive) and 2.0 MultiJet II 140 hp (manual six-speed gearbox and AWD).
Electronically controlled the new 9-speed automatic transmission has a specific map with the possibility to switch to manual-sequential mode. A peculiarity of the new crossover AWD Fiat is adopting the system disconnect the rear axle which reduces energy losses due to drag when it is not necessary to use the 4x4 mode ensuring more efficient consumption.
Equipped with MacPherson rear suspension on all versions Fiat 500X provides the best balance between handling and comfort. Furthermore to guarantee the protection of occupants the new Fiat crossover combines a body designed according to the most modern standards the contents of active and passive safety to ensure optimum performance.
Across the range are standard 6 airbags (front side and curtain) daytime running lights Daytime Running Lights and Fog directional function in addition to the sophisticated ESC (Electronic Stability Control). Optionally it is possible to equip the 500X with the new rear view camera and Brake Control.
In terms of comfort and infotainment the Fiat 500X comes to lead its category thanks to sophisticated touchscreen Uconnect systems of 5 or 6.5 inches designed to meet the needs of the occupants of the car.
Bluetooth auxiliary input USB port and voice control allows full access to multimedia connectivity options and access to mobile phone services and Uconnect LIVE (connection to services like Facebook Twitter Deezer Reuters or Live TomTom among many others). The integrated browser provides 3D maps progressive directions on the route and function 'One Shot Voice Destination Entry' to enter the address using voice commands.
Finally the new Fiat 500X program integrates eco: Drive which saves up to 16% fuel and reduce CO2 emissions in addition to service my: Car facilitating maintenance and emergency management with manual interactive use. For the audio is available as optional equipment exclusive high fidelity sound BeatsAudio developed in partnership with Beats by Dr. Dre.
The new Fiat 500X crossover reach the Spanish market in the coming weeks and we may know in our official dealers Fiat in Barcelona Dream Motors. The 500X comes to revolutionize the compact crossover segment and a commitment to quality and a starting price of just € 18350 do not doubt their qualities to become a benchmark in the market. for the other reviews about the newest cars visit here.
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