2018 Fiat 500X

The 2018 Fiat 500X could come with some updates, but base design characteristics will remain pretty much the same. Those are the latest reports about this small crossover, which came about two years ago as a completely new model. It is a small crossover that completely brings the spirit of Italian car industry. Simply, Italians are a true masters to make a small car, as we can see, even when it is about crossovers. This model rides on the company’s Small Wide 4×4 platform, and borrows many design solutions from Jeep Renegade. For the 2018 500X model, we probably won’t see some significant changes, except company prepares a performance version, which will come from Abarth department.

2018 Fiat 500X redesign and features

2018 Fiat 500X front viewAs we already mentioned, it is expected that 2018 Fiat 500X won’t feature some bigger changes compared to current model. It is a pretty fresh model, which came two years ago. It feature a 500L-like styling, with several unique characteristics that are usual for crossovers, like higher ground clearance, black-plastic protection fenders etc. Inside, this model comes in true Italian manner, featuring attractive and stylish dashboard and with overall sporty feel, although quality of materials could be a little better. For the 2018 Fiat 500X model, we should see pretty much the same vehicle, which will come in five trim levels. Those are Pop, Easy, Lounge, Trekking, and Trekking Plus. When it comes to features, we expect some updates and re-arrangement of trim levels

2018 Fiat 500X interior2018 Fiat 500X engine

The 2018 Fiat 500X should continue with the same powertrain. There are several engines that company uses for this model, and two of them are available for North American market. There is a 2.4 liter Tigeshark inline-four engine from Chrysler, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Also, you have a smaller and much more efficient optional engine from Fiat. It is a 1.4 liter MultiAir Turbo engine, which has max output of 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. While this engine comes with 6-speed manual transmission, larger Tigershark engine comes in pair with 9-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Fiat 500X rear view2018 Fiat 500X Abarth

The 2018 Fiat 500X should come in hi-performance version, tuned by Abarth division. Exact details are still unknown, but new model will surely come to compete with models like Nissan Juke Nismo, Mini Countryman JCW etc. Besides more power and some more attractive bodywork details, we could see improved suspension, bigger brakes and similar things.

2018 Fiat 500X release date and price

The 2018 Fiat 500X will come late next year. It should keep pretty much the same price, which starts at 20.000 dollars.

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