Facts about Fiat 500X Car. The Fiat 500X Car is a new incarnation of the Fiat 500 made by Italian car manufacturer Fiat from 1957 to 1975. The Fiat 500X Car was announced in 2012 and released as a 2013 model. This is the first compact crossover made by Fiat.
History about Fiat 500X Car
The first Fiat 500X Car was released in 2012 as a 2013 model. The Fiat 500X Car is made at the Melfi SATA plant in Italy. The Fiat 500X was intended to be an entry into the subcompact SUV category. (This is sometimes called a CUV.) It has better fuel efficiency than a full SUV and comes at a lower price.
Design of the Fiat 500X Car
The Fiat 500X Car is a small crossover SUV. The Fiat 500X Car is a four door hatchback car based on the small US wide 4x4 architecture. The Fiat 500X shares a platform with the Jeep Renegade.
There are three models available as of 2015 on the European market: turbo-charged multi-air, mutli-jet turbo-diesel and petrol. The American market has two engines, a turbocharged four cylinder engine and standard four cylinder engine.
The Fiat 500X carries some design elements from the original Fiat 500, such as oval headlights, a thin radiator grill, curved dash, three spoke steering wheel and strip of chrome trim. However, the 500X is larger than the original Fiat 500. Unlike the cramped four person ride of the original vehicle, the Fiat 500X Car is rated for five passengers. It can hold 18.5 cubic feet of cargo when there are five passengers, 50.8 cubic feet of storage if the rear seat is folded flat.
The Fiat 500X Car is similar to the Fiat 500 but with two extra doors.
The Fiat 500X Car with a 2.4-liter engine was the only 2016 model with an automatic gear shift; all over versions have manual transmissions.
Performance of the Fiat 500X Car
The Multijet engine has more displacement and greater engine torque than the multi-air model. All three models of 2014 had a top speed of 115 to 120 miles per hour.
As of this writing, there have been no safety recalls for the Fiat 500X Car.
In 2015, US News and J.D. Power and Associates gave the Fiat 500 a below average reliability rating.
Some features of the Fiat Car
The Fiat Trekking Plus model has more luxury features and a panel painted to match the external paint color and the Uconnect Access infotainment unit with a voice command system; the Unconnect Access is available on this and all more expensive models. The 500X Lounge model comes with automatic climate control, a power driver’s seat, heated seats and a rear camera. The Trekking Plus model has leather seats, a rear park assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, as well as a higher end audio system.
Depending on the market, the engines either came from Fiat or Chrysler. Four wheel drive (FWD) is standard for all models. All wheel drive raises the cost.
Rivals of the Fiat 500X Car
The major competitors with this vehicle are the Jeep Renegade, Nissan Juke, Kia Soul and Honda HR-V. The 2016 Fiat 500X costs more than a comparably equipped Jeep Renegade.
Trivia about Fiat Car
The original Fiat 500 was called the Fiat Cinquecento.
Fiat has several 500 line cars, such as the 500 minicar and 500L five door hatchback.
There is another Fiat 500 model, called the Fiat 500 Abarth.
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