Fiat teases new 500X compact SUV

  • Sep 09, 2014
[caption id="attachment_11181" align="alignnone" width="770"]Fiat 500X crossover teased in a video Fiat 500X crossover teased in a video[/caption]

Ahead of its global debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, Fiat has teased the world with the all new 2015 Fiat 500X. The 500X is going to be a compact SUV/crossover from the Italian automaker that is expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2015 in global markets, where it will be taking fight against the Nissan Juke and cars of its ilk.

The new 2015 Fiat 500X crossover will share platform with the Jeep Renegade and will underpin the same structural architecture. However, in a video released by Fiat of Poland, the new car with its curvaceous silhouette looks radically different from the Jeep Renegade. It will surely get all the off-road inspired cladding on its exteriors, but as opposed to the square-ish wheel arches on the Renegade, the new 500X seems to have a much rounded and curved wheel arch design.

Similarly, the front fascia with its twin-light elements clubbed with a broad grille and an aggressively designed front lower bumper hints it to have borrowed designing cues from the Fiat 500L in the family. Likewise, from whatever little that has been revealed so far, the rear design sports large tail-lamps, a broad tailgate and beefy rear bumper to give it a masculine presence.

Dimensionally, the 4200mm long 500X will be larger than the 500L by approximately 600mm, but will still be shorter than the 500L Living 7-seater MPV that measures in at 4350mm.

[caption id="attachment_11182" align="alignnone" width="770"]Fiat 500X crossover rear Fiat 500X crossover rear[/caption]

The interiors of the new car have not been revealed as of now, but given Fiat’s flair for interior design on their 500 range of cars, one can be rest assured about them being chic and stylish with classic yet prominent design elements such as body-colored dash strips, chrome air vents, stubby leather wrapped steering wheel etc..on the inside.

Since Fiat has not spoken anything about the engines on the new car, nothing much can be confirmed about the choice of powertrain, either. Albeit, expect Fiat to offer its much acclaimed 0.9 litre 2-cylinder turbocharged TwinAir petrol engine along with a range of other small output petrol and diesel engines. Both FWD and RWD drivetrain will also be on offer.

Fiat will be manufacturing the new car at its production base in Melfi, Italy; alongside the Jeep Renegade. The 500X will complete with Fiat’s 500 range of cars that comprises the 500 city car, 500L and the 500L Living MPV. The prices for the 500X will be revealed once the car nears its launch date in major international markets such as Europe and North America.



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