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Monday, November 24, 2014

Fiat 500X Design Explained

Fiat 500X Design Render

Roberto Giolito, Vice President of the Fiat-Chrysler EMEA Design Center, discusses the design elements of the new Fiat 500X Crossover. The all new Fiat 500X is based on a new platform and is an extension of the 500 family. The stylish 500X crossover is much larger than the 500 hatchback and offers all-wheel drive capability with style that can only come from Italy. Listen to the designer touch on some of what makes the Fiat 500X special.




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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fiat 500X Safety Features

2016 FIAT 500X TREKKING PLUS

The new Fiat 500X comes with an astonishing amount of safety and security features. The following is a list of the 70 features on the Fiat 500X that protects you and your family. You won't find another car in its class with all these features available at the same time. This is a huge list so sit back, get comfortable and see why the 500X is going to turn the CUV segment upside down!

2016 Fiat 500X SAFETY

The 2016 Fiat 500X offers advanced safety features, including:
  • Forward Collision Warning-Plus that deploys brakes to alert the driver about impact risk, and assist with driver response
  • LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus leverages electronic power steering (EPS) to deliver a torque input to alert and assist the driver with corrective action
  • Innovative Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection systems
  • ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation
  • Seven standard air bags, including seat-mounted side pelvic-thorax air bags and full-length side-curtain air bags

Standard and available safety and security features on the North American Fiat 500X include:

1. Active turn signals: Turn signal flashes three times when stalk is depressed for one second to indicate a lane change
2. Advanced multistage air bags: Inflate with a force appropriate to the severity of the impact. Meet FMVSS 208 advanced air bag requirements for smaller, out-of-position occupants
3. All-row full-length side-curtain air bags: Extend protection to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. This type of air bag is housed in the headliner just above side windows
4. All-speed traction control system: Part of the standard anti-lock brake system (ABS), helps keep driving wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during all speeds by applying individual brakes alone or in combination with engine torque limitation to prevent wheel slip
5. Anti-lock brake system (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions

6. Anti-lock brake system with rough-road detection: Anti-lock brake system is capable of detecting if the vehicle is driving on a rough road by the oscillations in the wheel speed signals. When rough road is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, ABS enters a different pressure control where it will hold the brake pressure for longer pulses
7. Auto-dimming rearview mirror: Auto-dimming mirror automatically reduces glare from bright light, allowing the driver to have a clearer view of the road ahead
8. Automatic defog: Enables the automatic temperature control (ATC) system to measure humidity inside the vehicle and provide a fog-free windshield automatically without driver intervention
9. Automatic headlamps: Headlamps turn on and off automatically depending on exterior light levels and when the windshield wipers are turned on or off
10. Automatic high-beam headlamps: Headlamp system adjusts to oncoming traffic to deliver maximum lighting

11. Auto-reverse sunroof: When equipped with the power sunroof, the system automatically reverses when it senses an obstruction during closing
12. Auto-reverse windows: The window automatically reverses when it senses an obstruction during closing
13. BeltAlert: Activates a chime and/or illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver and front passenger to buckle up if a vehicle is driven without belted front-seat occupants
14. Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses dual ultra-wideband radar sensors to aid the driver when changing lanes or if being passed by or passing unseen vehicles. The system notifies the driver of vehicle(s) in their blind spot via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror
15. Brake assist: In an emergency brake situation, the system applies maximum braking power, minimizing the stopping distance

16. Brake-lock differential system (BLDS): Allows the vehicle to maintain forward motion if one or two wheels lose traction by selectively and aggressively applying brakes to the spinning wheels
17. Brake-throttle override: Allows driver to stop the vehicle when throttle and brake inputs occur simultaneously; electronic throttle control reduces engine-power output until vehicle stops or pedal inputs cease
18. Brake/park interlock: Prevents the transmission from being shifted out of “Park” unless the brake pedal is pushed
19. Brake traction-control system (BTCS): Helps to keep driving wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during slow speeds by applying individual brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
20. Capless fuel-filler door: Provides fuel-filling simplicity and eliminates contact with any fuel spillage

21. Child-protection rear door locks: Disables the rear doors’ inside-release handle by adjusting a small lever on the door-shut face
22. Child seat anchor system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats
23. Constant-force retractors (CFR): Regulate the force exerted on the occupants by the seat belts and then gradually release seat-belt webbing in a controlled manner
24. Cornering fog lamps: Provide additional light in the direction of an intended turn or lane change
25. Daytime running lamps (DRL): Lights that illuminate during daytime conditions, increasing the vehicle’s visibility to other drivers

26. Driver’s side knee air bag: Located below the instrument panel, the knee air bag deploys when the driver air bag deploys and is designed to properly position the occupant during impact and offer additional lower leg protection
27. Dual-note electric horns: Produces two different tones at the same time, to cut through ambient noise
28. Electric parking brake (EPB): Utilizes parking brake switch mounted in the center console, a motor on caliper (MOC) at each rear wheel and an electronic control module. Four modes of operation: static apply and release, dynamic apply, drive away release and safe hold
29. Electronic brake-force distribution: Assists the driver to optimize stopping distances and control under all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure front-to-rear
30. Electronic roll mitigation (ERM): An extension of electronic stability control (ESC). Uses input from ESC sensors to anticipate if the vehicle is at risk of entering a potential roll situation, then applies the brakes individually and modulates the throttle position as needed

31. Electronic stability control (ESC): Enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability under all conditions. Provides the benefit in critical driving situations such as turns, and is valuable when driving on mixed surface conditions including snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between driver input through the steering wheel and the vehicle’s path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle input to guide the vehicle back on to the driver’s intended path
32. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC): Provides the driver with trip, temperature, tire-pressure monitoring and other vehicle information within the instrument cluster
33. Energy-absorbing steering column: The manual-adjust steering column utilizes two hydroformed coaxial tubes that can move relative to each other to allow the column to move forward for enhanced energy absorption during a crash. The power-adjust steering column employs a calibrated bending element that deforms during column stroke for optimal energy management
34. Energy management system: Three front load paths designed from high-strength steel help maintain structural integrity and minimize cabin intrusion
35. Express up/down windows: One-touch powered express up/down window button located on the front driver and passenger-side doors

36. Fog lamps: Lighting to provide additional visibility in fog or other poor weather conditions
37. Forward Collision Warning-Plus: Utilizes radar and video sensors to detect whether the 500X is approaching another vehicle or large obstacle in its path too rapidly, and warns or assists the driver in avoiding/mitigating the incident
38. Front and rear crumple zones: Specially formed structural members that crumple and absorb energy in a collision, helping protect the occupant cabin
39. Front seat-belt adaptive/active load limiters: Designed to optimize the chest loading in an impact event
40. Front seat-belt pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate front seat-belt pretensioners to remove slack in the seat belt system, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant’s head and torso

41. Front-seat mounted side pelvic thorax air bags: Provide enhanced protection to the driver and front outboard passenger in certain impacts. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. Standard side air bags are housed within the outboard side of each front seat
42. Front wiper blades deicer: Prevents wiper blades from freezing to the front windshield and improves cold-weather wipe ability
43. Global position sensor (GPS): Used for navigation guidance and electronic vehicle tracking
44. Heated sideview mirrors: Prevents buildup of snow or ice on sideview mirrors to maintain visibility
45. Height-adjustable seat belts (front row): Outboard seat belts feature height adjustment, allowing for the seat belt to be placed in the optimal position for any driver or passenger

46. Hill-start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill by maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period of time after the driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal. If throttle is not applied within a short period of time after the driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal, brake pressure will be released
47. Keyless Enter ‘n Go: When an individual enters the vehicle, electronic sensors detect if the vehicle key fob is present. The vehicle will then allow the individual to push a button to start the vehicle without having to insert the key into the ignition
48. LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus: Leverages electronic power steering (EPS) to deliver a torque input to alert and assist the driver with corrective action
49. Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): State-of-the-art GPS-enabled stolen vehicle recovery system. EVTS includes nationwide tracking including 24/7 emergency service dispatch, security fence, arrival/departure notification, excessive speed notification and trace maps of past locations (in selected markets)
50. Occupant Restraint Controller: Detects an impact and determines whether a crash is severe enough to trigger air bag deployment and whether the primary or secondary stage inflation is sufficient. In addition, the controller detects side impacts and determines whether the rail-curtain and side seat-mounted (thorax protection) air bags should deploy. Engagement of front seat-belt pretensioners are also managed through the controller

51. ParkSense rear park assist system: The system utilizes ultrasonic sensors at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects.
52. ParkView rear backup camera: Provides a wide-angle view of the area immediately behind the vehicle, giving the driver greater peace of mind before reversing at low speeds. Contains dynamic grid lines to aid the driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or narrow areas. The image is displayed on the navigation screen when the transmission is shifted into Reverse
53. Projector headlamps: Headlamp system provides more controlled illumination for increased visibility
54. Rain-sensing wipers: A driver convenience feature that automatically senses moisture on the windshield and activates wipers
55. Ready Alert Braking (RAB): Anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and uses the ESC pump to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application

56. Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection: In parking lot situations, this system warns drivers backing out of parking spaces of traffic moving toward their vehicle. It activates any time the vehicle is in Reverse. The driver is notified of vehicle(s) crossing behind the vehicle via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
57. Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lamps. If the vehicle is equipped with a security alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system
58. Remote start: Conveniently starts the engine by using the key fob while maintaining vehicle security
59. Safety cage body structure: Protects occupants by managing and controlling energy in the event of an impact
60. Security alarm: Deters vandalism and theft, frequently lowering insurance premiums. System protects the vehicle from theft by monitoring door-ajar switches and the ignition circuit for unauthorized entry

61. Sentry Key engine immobilizer: Utilizes an engine key that has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed security code to discourage vehicle theft. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine is allowed to start. If an incorrect key is used, the engine will shut off after a few seconds
62. Side guard door beams: Reinforcement beams inside the doors that increase occupant protection in a side collision
63. SiriusXM Traffic: Works with the vehicle’s navigation system to display traffic speed and flow information, along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas
64. SiriusXM Travel Link: Real-time local fuel prices, weather conditions, sports scores and movie locations and times all featured in this subscription-based system provided by SiriusXM Radio
65. Supplemental turn signals: Signal lamps built into the housing of exterior mirrors allow turn signals to be viewed from the front, sides and rear of the vehicle in order to alert oncoming traffic and pedestrians

66. Thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster display: Offers drivers a wide range of customization options, from a basic analog read-out to a full digital display that clearly communicates vehicle information with easy-to-understand icons
67. Three-point seat belts: Front outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belts
68. Tilt-and-telescoping steering column: Allows steering column to tilt and move toward or away from the driver to achieve a safe and comfortable distance from the advanced multi-stage front driver air bag, if deployed
69. Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM) system: Informs driver when tire pressure is too low. Pressure-sensor modules within the valve stems of all four wheels send continuous radio-frequency signals to a receiver and the system. Tire-pressure monitoring system self-learns tire position after rotation or tire is moved to a new location
70. Uconnect Voice Command: An in-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that allows drivers to operate a Bluetooth compatible phone with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

When the Bluetooth phone is initially connected, the contact list is automatically downloaded, synchronizing as many as 1,000 phone book entries, which can then be selected by simply saying a contact name. It also allows drivers to switch radio modes, tune to AM/FM and SiriusXM Radio stations and request real-time information (such as fuel prices) from SiriusXM Travel Link using natural voice commands. The handsfree option promotes safety, freedom, value and flexibility.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fiat 500X North American Debut

Fiat 500X Debut at the LA Auto Show


The Fiat 500X is making its North American debut Today, November 20 at 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST)! Get ready for a Hollywood style event as Fiat pulls out the stops for a spectacular debut!*

Watch the Fiat 500X unveiling live plus on demand after the show here on Fiat500USA.com. We'll have full details on the Fiat 500X continuously on this site, on the Fiat 500 USA Forum and our facebook page!





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Fiat 500X Full Features and Options

North American 2016 Fiat 500X Lounge

The new Fiat 500X comes equipped with a stunning array of standard equipment. Here is the full features and options list for the North American Fiat 500X.




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2016 Fiat 500X Engineering

2016 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus

2016 Fiat 500X ENGINEERING


All-new 2016 Fiat 500X Engineered for Performance, Fuel Economy and Spirited Driving
  • Fiat 500X delivers fuel economy and capability combined with performance and dynamic driving experience
  • Choice of two four-cylinder engines, featuring innovative MultiAir technology, paired with nine-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual transmission
  • Available all-wheel drive with disconnecting rear axle reduces parasitic loss for improved efficiency
  • Dynamic Selector system allows drivers to select the most suitable vehicle configuration for different driving conditions
  • Precise electric power steering (EPS) improves handling and fuel economy
  • Advanced engineering and high-strength steel deliver exceptional interior quietness and crashworthiness

As the first FIAT vehicle available with all-wheel drive, the Fiat 500X delivers performance, fuel economy and capability through thoughtfully engineered systems and components. With its advanced drive systems, available push-button and remote start, and exceptional handling and fuel economy, the Fiat 500X raises the bar in the small crossover segment.

Fiat 500X All-Wheel-Drive System


Powertrain options
The Fiat 500X is available with three powertrain combinations, all developed and specifically tailored for North American driving preferences.

Standard on the Pop model, the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and generates 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque for a spirited driving experience.

The 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 engine with MultiAir2 is paired with the segment’s first nine-speed automatic transmission, producing 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The nine-speed transmission enables the vehicle to optimize engine output and enable aggressive launches and smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds.

Fiat 500X Power Take-Off


The Fiat 500X’s nine-speed gearbox provides a more responsive driving experience with quicker acceleration and smoother shifting. A unique set of four overdrive ratios improve highway fuel economy and reduce overall noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels.

The fully electronic nine-speed automatic features on-the-fly shift-map changing with Auto Stick manual shift capability. More than 20 individual shift maps for specific conditions optimize shift quality and shift points for improved fuel economy, performance and drivability.

For improved driving comfort and refinement, the transmission control strategy closely monitors temperature, speed and electronic stability control activation. The result is automatic shifting ideally attuned to the performance requirements of almost any driving demand.

Fiat 500X Rear Axle Disconnect


The available all-wheel-drive system utilizes a disconnecting rear axle to improve efficiency by reducing parasitic loss when all-wheel drive is not needed.

Fiat 500X Dynamic Selector System


Dynamic Selector system
The Fiat Dynamic Selector system offers three customized modes for optimal driving performance. The driver can select the most suitable vehicle configuration for different driving conditions:
  • Auto: The basic mode calibrated for everyday driving and designed to ensure optimal fuel efficiency, low emissions and driving comfort. This is achieved with a smoother engine calibration, higher servo assistance on steering and a shift point optimized for low carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Sport: The engine calibration converts for a sportier feel and is tuned for a faster driving response through electronic stability control and steering calibrations. With all-wheel drive, this mode optimizes the transmission for lateral dynamics.
  • Traction +: A specifically calibrated mode maximizes low-speed traction with low friction and off-road surfaces by providing additional wheel slip through specially tuned chassis controls and a more direct engine response.
Fiat 500X Lounge


Engaging driving dynamics
The 2016 Fiat 500X features engaging driving dynamics with superior ride and handling. A tuned electric power steering (EPS) system provides enhanced handling and improved fuel efficiency, while superior torsional rigidity and NVH applications deliver an exceptionally quiet cabin.

2016 Fiat 500X North American Trekking Plus


An extensive use of high-strength steel reinforces the vehicle’s dynamics and crashworthiness, while optimizing weight for maximum fuel efficiency. The independent front MacPherson strut suspension features lightweight, optimally sized components for nimble dynamics and quiet performance. The isolated rear cradle provides a quieter and smoother ride.

Fiat 500X Trekking Plus NAFTA Edition


The all-new 2016 Fiat 500X also features Koni frequency selective damping (FSD) front strut and rear shock absorbers to deliver improved road-holding and handling characteristics. In addition, the Koni FSD system actively filters out high-frequency suspension inputs from uneven road surfaces and adjusts for comfort and smoothness while maintaining excellent ride control.

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2016 Fiat 500X Full Specifications

Fiat 500X North AmericanTrekking Plus

 

2016 Fiat 500X SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style: Crossover
Assembly Plant: Melfi, Italy
EPA Vehicle Class: Multipurpose vehicle
BODY AND CHASSIS
Layout: Transverse front engine
Construction: Steel uniframe

ENGINE: 1.4-LITER TURBOCHARGED MULTIAIR I-4
Availability Standard: Pop
Type and Description: In-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, turbocharged
Displacement: 83.48 cu. in. (1,368 cc)
Bore x Stroke: 2.83 x 3.31 (72.0 x 84.0)
Valve System: Belt-driven, MultiAir, SOHC, 16 valves,
hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection: Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction: Cast-iron block with aluminum-alloy head and aluminum-alloy bedplate
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Maximum Turbo Boost: (psi / bar) 22 psi / 2.49 bar
Power: (SAE) 160 hp (119 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
Torque: (SAE) 184 lb.-ft. (250 N•m) @ 2,500-4,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed: 6,500 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement: 87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable
91 octane recommended
Oil Capacity: 4.0 qt. (3.8 liter) with dry filter
Coolant Capacity: 5.5 qt. (5.2 liter)
Emission Controls: Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors and
internal engine features
Fuel Economy: 2WD:
1.4 L, Manual 6-spd: 25 mpg City/ 34 mpg Highway / 28 mpg Combined
Towing Not recommended
Engine Assembly: Plant Termoli, Italy

ENGINE: 2.4-LITER MULTIAIR2 TIGERSHARK
Availability Standard: Easy, Trekking, Lounge, Trekking Plus
Available: Pop
Type and Description: In-line four-cylinder, 16-valve MultiAir with multiport fuel injection
Displacement: 144 cu. in. (2,360 cc)
Bore x Stroke: 3.46 X 3.82 (88 X 97)
Valve System: SOHC, four valves per cylinder
Fuel Injection: Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction: Aluminum block, aluminum cylinder head
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Power: (SAE net) 180 hp (134 kW) @ 6,400 rpm
Torque: (SAE net) 175 lb.-ft. (237 N•m) @ 3,900 rpm
Max. Engine Speed: 6,400 rpm
Fuel Requirement: Unleaded regular, 87 octane
Oil Capacity: 5.5 qt. (5.2 liter) (total)
Coolant Capacity: 6.8 qt. (6.45 liter)
Emission Controls: Single catalytic converter, heated wide band lambda sensor upstream
and mid-catalyst heated oxygen sensor
Grams CO2 per mile:
361 grams CO2 per mile.
Fuel Economy:
2WD:
2.4 L, auto 9-speed: 22 mpg City/ 31 mpg Highway/ 25 mpg Combined
4WD:
21 mpg City/ 30 mpg Highway/ 24 mpg Combined
Towing Not recommended
Engine Assembly: Plant Dundee Engine Plant, Dundee, Mich.

TRANSMISSION: 948TE NINE-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Availability: 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark engine (FWD or AWD)
Description: Planetary gear train, transverse layout
Ratio Spread: 9.81
Gear Ratios:
1st 4.71
2nd 2.84
3rd 1.91
4th 1.38
5th 1.00
6th 0.81
7th 0.70
8th 0.58
9th 0.48
Reverse: 3.83

Axle Ratios 1.4-liter — 4.334
2.4-liter — 3.734

C635 SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Availability: 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine
Description: 1st, 2nd, 3rd gear: Triple cone
4th: Double cone
Gear Ratios
1st 4.154
2nd 2.118
3rd 1.361
4th 0.978
5th 0.756
6th 0.622
Reverse: 4.00
Final-drive Ratio: 4.438 / 4.438 / 3.579 / 3.833
Overall Top Gear: 2.38

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator: 150-amp (1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo)
160-amp (2.4-liter Tigershark w/ MultiAir2)
Battery: 500-amp (1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo)
600-amp (2.4-liter Tigershark w/ MultiAir2)

SUSPENSION
Front: MacPherson strut, coil springs, high-strength steel front cross member,
high-strength steel mono shell lower control arms (2WD) high-strength steel double
shell lower cntrol arms (4WD)
Front Stabilizer Bar Size: 25 mm
Rear: Chapman strut, high-strength steel links, isolated steel rear cradle, coil
springs, stabilizer bar

STEERING
Type: Electric power rack and pinion
Overall Ratio: 15.7
Turning Diameter: (curb-to-curb) 36.3 (11.07)
Steering Turns: (lock-to-lock) 2.68

BRAKES
Front:
Size and Type: 12 x 1.1 (305 x 28) vented rotor with
2.36 (60) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area: (per caliper) 138.77 sq. in. (895.3 sq. cm), 1 x 60
Rear:
Size and Type 10.95 x 0.47 (278 x 12) solid rotor with
1.5 (38) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area: (per caliper) 101.7 sq. in. (656.4 sq. cm), 1 x 38
Power-assist Type: 10 in. (254) vacuum assist
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) Standard
Electronic stability control (ESC) Standard
Parking Brake Type: Electric motor on caliper

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase: 101.2 (2,570)
Track, Front: 60.9 (1,548) front-wheel drive
60.7 (1,543) all-wheel drive
Track, Rear: 61.0 (1,549) front-wheel drive
60.7 (1,543) all-wheel drive
Overall Length: 167.2 (4,248) Pop, Easy, Lounge
168.2 (4,273) Trekking, Trekking Plus
Overall Width: 75.5 (1,796) with mirrors folded
79.7 (2,025)
Overall Height: 63.1 (1,602) front-wheel drive
63.7 (1,617) all-wheel drive
Load-floor height: 29.8 (758)
Sill-step height: 19.4 (494) front, 19.6 (497) rear
Ground Clearance: 7.0 (178) front-wheel drive
7.9 (202) all-wheel drive
Curb Weight (kg): 2,967 lbs. (1,346 kg) manual transmission
3,095 lbs. (1,404 kg) automatic transmission, front-wheel drive
3,278 lbs. (1,487 kg) automatic transmission, all-wheel drive
Aero Cd: 0.350
Fuel-tank Capacity: 12.7 gal. (48 liters)

ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity — Front/Rear: 2/3
Front Row:
Head Room: 39.1 in. (993 mm)
Legroom: 41.4 (1,053)
Shoulder Room: 54.3 (1,380)
Hip Room: 53.3 (1,354)
Seat Travel: 9.0 (230) driver / 10.2 (260) front passenger
Recliner Range (degrees): From 25 nominal, 38 forward and 30 rearward
(from vertical 13 forward, 55 rearward)
First Row Interior Volume (standard roof), cu. ft.
(cu. m):
51.5 cu.ft (1.46 cu.meter)

Second Row
Head Room: 37.8 (961)
Legroom: 34.8 (883)
Shoulder Room: 52.8 (1,342)
Hip Room: 52.2 (1,326)
Second Row Interior Volume, cu. ft. (cu. m): 40.2 cu.ft.(1.14 cubic meter)

Cargo Access
Liftover Height:
30.5 (774) front-wheel drive
31.4 (797) all-wheel drive
Maximum Cargo Width at Liftgate Opening: 41.3 (1,048)
Minimum Cargo Width at Liftgate Opening: 37.1 (943) (at floor)
Cargo Height: 28.8 (731)
Rear Opening Height: 26.6 (676)
Distance Between Wheelhouse Interior Trim: 37.8 (960)

ISO Cargo Volume
Rear Seats Up, cu. ft. (cu. m): 12.2 (0.35)
Rear Seats Folded, cu. ft. (cu. m): 19.9 (0.56)
Rear Seats Folded (to headliner), cu. ft. (cu. m): 32.1 (0.91)
Consumer Reports Cargo, cu. ft. (cu. m): 20 (0.566)


TIRES
Availability: Standard on Pop
Size and Type: 215/60R16 All-season
Mfr. and Model: Continental, CrossContact LX Sport
Revs per Mile (km): 749 (464)

Availability: Standard on Easy, Trekking, Lounge
Size and Type: 215/55R17 BSW All-season
Mfr. and Model: Continental, CrossContact LX Sport
Revs per Mile (km): 768 (478)

Availability: Standard on Easy, Trekking, Lounge with all-wheel drive
Size and Type: 215/60R17 BSW All-season
Mfr. and Model: Goodyear Eagle Sport or Kumho KL33
Revs per Mile (km): 729 (452)

Availability: Standard on Trekking Plus
Size and Type: 225/45R18 BSW All-season
Mfr. and Model: Goodyear Wrangler SRA or Falken Wildpeak
Revs per Mile (km): 722 (448)

Availability: Standard on Trekking Plus with all-wheel drive
Size and Type: 225/55R18 All-season
Mfr. and Model: Goodyear Wrangler SRA or Falken Wildpeak
Revs per Mile (km): 722 (448)

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2016 Fiat 500X Engineering

2016 Fiat 500X Overview and Design


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2016 Fiat 500X Overview and Design

North American Fiat 500X Lounge and Trekking Plus

2016 Fiat 500X OVERVIEW

The FIAT Brand Continues to Expand with the All-new Fiat 500X
  • 2016 Fiat 500X combines iconic Italian style with functionality, performance and all-wheel-drive confidence
  • All-new small crossover highlights continued expansion of FIAT brand in North America
  • Delivers contemporary Italian design with iconic Cinquecento features in a larger, more capable package
  • Features advanced drive systems, including two engine options, available nine-speed automatic transmission, and available all-wheel drive with disconnecting rear axle for improved fuel efficiency
  • Loaded with up to 70 advanced safety and security features
  • Available in five trim models and 12 exterior colors to offer the personality that FIAT vehicles are known for
The all-new 2016 Fiat 500X is the latest addition to the FIAT lineup in North America, combining the authentic Italian design and engaging driving dynamics synonymous with the FIAT brand, together with advanced drive systems, unmatched functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features.

Fiat 500X Lounge and Trekking Plus North American Versions


“The Fiat 500X will significantly expand the reach of the FIAT brand in North America,” said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand North America, Chrysler Group LLC. “The all-new 500X delivers the Italian design and personality that we are known for, along with an unprecedented level of equipment and technology. In addition, it will be the first vehicle in our portfolio to offer an advanced all-wheel-drive system that will provide customers with peace of mind in all driving conditions.”

Fiat 500X Interior


With comfortable seating for five, world-class craftsmanship, and superior ride and handling, the Fiat 500X delivers driving excitement, technology, safety and functionality to the rapidly growing small crossover segment.

In the United States, the all-new Fiat 500X is available with the fuel-efficient 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission, with an output of 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque, and is paired exclusively to a nine-speed automatic transmission on all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive models.


North American Fiat 500X Trekking Plus


A disconnecting rear axle allows for reduced parasitic loss when all-wheel-drive capability is not needed, improving fuel efficiency. The Dynamic Selector system allows the driver to choose from three modes (Auto, Sport and Traction +) for the most suitable vehicle configuration for different driving conditions.

The 2016 Fiat 500X offers up to 70 standard and available safety and security features, including Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection. Electronic stability control (ESC) with Hill-start Assist and electronic roll mitigation is standard on all models, as are seven air bags.

Uconnect 6.5 radio


Loaded with technology and convenience, the Fiat 500X is available with features like Uconnect 6.5 radio with a 6.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen and navigation, Bluetooth streaming audio, Uconnect Access Via Mobile, a 3.5-inch color thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display, Keyless Enter-N-Go, and heated front seats and steering wheel.

The all-new Fiat 500X was designed at Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, where designers leveraged the character and iconic features of the Fiat 500 into a larger and more mature package.

Fiat 500X Rendering


On the exterior, design elements like double headlamps, a trapezoidal nose, the signature “whiskers and logo” face and the rounded clamshell hood pay homage to the original Cinquecento. The purposeful and distinct Italian design carries through to the interior with clever storage, body-color instrument panel, a circular cluster display and iconic door handles.

Fiat 500X Interior Design Sketch


The 2016 Fiat 500X is available in five trim levels: Pop, Easy, Lounge, and for a more rugged look, Trekking and Trekking Plus. The Trekking and Trekking Plus models feature unique front and rear fascia designs, and satin silver accents for a distinct, adventurous appearance.

Crafted in Italy at Fiat Automobiles’ Melfi assembly plant, the all-new Fiat 500X will arrive in FIAT studios in North America in the first half of 2015. As a global vehicle, it will go on sale in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Fiat 500X Concept


2016 Fiat 500X DESIGN

  • All-new 2016 Fiat 500X Design Pairs Distinct Italian Style with Functionality and Purpose
  • 2016 Fiat 500X leverages the iconic Cinquecento’s DNA to deliver classic Italian style with additional space and utility
  • All-new small crossover pays homage to FIAT brand’s history of innovative multifunctional vehicles
  • Interior features iconic Italian design with comfortable seating for five and clever storage
  • Trekking and Trekking Plus models deliver more rugged appearance

Designed at Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, the all-new Fiat 500X leverages the character and iconic features of the Fiat 500 into a larger and more capable package. With recognizable Cinquecento features inside and out, the Fiat 500X delivers a combination of Italian design and functionality to the rapidly growing small crossover segment.

North American Fiat 500X Lounge


Featuring comfortable seating for five, the 2016 Fiat 500X is available in five trim levels with distinct personalities: Pop, Easy, Trekking, Lounge and Trekking Plus.

The all-new Fiat 500X provides more space and utility while remaining true to the brand’s heritage. Design elements like double headlamps, trapezoidal nose, signature “whiskers and logo” face and rounded clamshell hood pay homage to the original Cinquecento. The Fiat 500X also features the smooth silhouette, 360-degree character line and chrome door handles characteristic of the FIAT brand.

2016 FIAT 500X LOUNGE


Building on the iconic design elements of the Fiat 500, the all-new 500X offers a more capable look with additional ground clearance, 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels and robust wheel arches.

The all-new 2016 Fiat 500X will be available in 12 different exterior colors, including Nero Cinema (Black Clear Coat), Blu Venezia (Blue Metallic), Verde Toscana (Green Metallic), Bronzo Magnetico Opaco (Matte Bronze), Bronzo Magnetico (Bronze Metallic), Giallo Amalfi Tristrato (Tricoat Yellow), Grigio Arte (Gray Clear Coat), Grigio Argento (Gray Metallic), Arancio (Orange), Rosso Passione (Red Hypnotique Clear Coat), Bianco Gelato (White Clear Coat) and Rosso Amore (Tricoat Red).
Fiat 500X Dashboard

 

2016 Fiat 500X interior design

The Fiat 500X’s purposeful and distinct Italian design carries through to the interior, with classic Cinquecento elements such as a body-color instrument panel, circular cluster display and iconic door handles.

Seven interior environments are available, with a variety of colors and fabrics, including Nero/Rosso (black/red) cloth seats, Testa di Moro/Grigio (dark brown/gray) premium cloth seats and Cuoio Anticato (Tobacco) premium leather seats.

Fiat 500X Instrument Cluster


The instrument cluster features a standard monochrome and available color 3.5-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display, which allows drivers to customize and monitor information like fuel economy, outside temperature and driving range. At the center, the Fiat 500X is available with the Uconnect 5.0 or 6.5 radio system, providing passengers with information and connectivity options on a 5-inch or 6.5-inch touchscreen.

The Fiat 500X interior also provides unmatched utility, featuring a large rear cargo area with a height-adjustable rear cargo floor, second-row 60/40 split seats and fold-forward front passenger seat. Clever storage adds to the functionality of the 500X, including a dual glove box with a locking lower portion, center console storage and a bin at the base of the center stack that allows for storage and connectivity.


Fiat 500X with panoramic roof


An available dual-pane sunroof features a power sliding panoramic roof, with side glass panels that match with the bodyside sheet metal for a wide, spacious effect. A manual sunshade is provided to adjust the amount of light inside the vehicle.
2016 FIAT 500X TREKKING PLUS

 

All-new Fiat 500X Trekking and Trekking Plus

With rugged styling, the Fiat 500X Trekking and Trekking Plus models offer customers with active lifestyles a more capable look. The Trekking and Trekking Plus models feature unique front and rear fascia designs for a more aggressive appearance. Satin silver accents add to the distinct, adventurous look.

Inside, the Fiat 500X Trekking features a unique interior environment with Nero (black) premium cloth seats, while the Trekking Plus model comes standard with premium leather seats in either Nero or Cuoio Anticato (Tobacco).

Read more:

Fiat 500X Full Features and Options

2016 Fiat 500X Engineering

2016 Fiat 500X Full Specifications

Discuss on the Fiat 500X USA Forum


Press Release courtesy of FCA Media

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Watch The Fiat 500X Debut Live!

Fiat 500X Debut at the LA Auto Show


The long awaited Fiat 500X is making its North American debut Thursday, November 20 at 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST). Insiders say get ready for a Hollywood style event as Fiat pulls out the stops for a spectacular debut!*

Watch the Fiat 500X unveiling live plus on demand after the show here on Fiat500USA.com. We'll have full details on the Fiat 500X continuously on this site, on the Fiat 500 USA Forum and our facebook page!




Fiat 500X Under Wraps at the LA Auto Show

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fiat 500X Cross and Lounge Videos

Fiat 500X Lounge and Cross

In Europe, the Fiat 500X will come in two model versions. The first features a sophisticated, cosmopolitan look. These are available in Pop, Popstar and Lounge trim levels. The second version is the rugged looking 500X Cross and Cross Plus. Both models are available in two and all-wheel drive.



Automotive journalists in Europe were given access to both 500X models last week and have come away impressed with the quality, fit and finish and driving characteristics. While we wait for the Fiat 500X North American debut to happen later this week, watch the following videos to get better acquainted.



The Fiat 500X makes its debut on Thursday, November 20th at 10 AM PST. Make sure you stop by Fiat500USA.com at that time to watch the live unveiling here. We'll be covering the Fiat 500X and the full range of Fiat models at the LA Auto Show this week, so stick around!




Read more:

Mopar Gears Up Fiat 500X Accessories

Fiat 500X Inside Look Video

Fiat 500X Full Overview

Fiat 500X Colors

Fiat 500X at Paris Motor Show

Fiat 500X Opening Edition Revealed!

Fiat 500X Blue Pill Commercial

Fiat 500X Introduction


Update 12/30/14: Clarified drivetrain offerings.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mopar Gears Up Fiat 500X Accessories

Fiat 500X Cross with Color Pack Accessories
Fiat 500X Color Package by Mopar consists of mirror fairings, door moulding inserts and roof/hood decals.

By the time the Fiat 500X hits showroom floors next year, there will be more than 100 accessories available for it. Mopar, the services, parts and accessories division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has already come up with a slew of high quality items to customize your 500X just as you like.



The accessories range from full chrome or color packages (that include special mirror caps and door moulding inserts), to roof top carriers and even key covers, plus a huge selection of alloy wheels. The list is extensive and the slideshow above displays just some of the accessories that will be available for the 500X.

Fiat 500X with Roof Rack

Fiat 500X with Roof Rack

Fiat 500X with Door Moulding Insert
Fiat 500X with door moulding inserts. These will be available in White, Red, Bronze and Greyge (grey/beige).

In addition to accessories, Mopar also handles service and customer care for FCA. The new 500X paper owners manual will be complemented with a mobile application that offers an Augmented Reality function: just scan the "AR+" symbol inside the owners handbook and direct your smartphone camera at given parts of the car to access additional interactive content. The mobile app is available free of charge from the Ciao Fiat Mobile site, the Apple Store and Google Play in 15 European countries and in 5 languages.


Read more:

Fiat 500X Inside Look Video

Fiat 500X Full Overview

Fiat 500X Colors

Fiat 500X at Paris Motor Show

Fiat 500X Opening Edition Revealed!

Fiat 500X Blue Pill Commercial

Fiat 500X Introduction

Fiat 500X Teaser Video!

Fiat 500X Revealed!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fiat 500X Inside Look Video

Fiat 500X Lounge Interior


This video takes you inside the Fiat 500X Crossover. The 500X is built on a different chassis than the 500 Hatchback and is nearly 30 inches longer and much roomier. Designed to tackle urban and outdoor environments with ease, the Fiat 500X features interiors that range from elegant to sporty. Like all Fiats, the 500X is fully customizable and very well equipped. Watch the video and you'll see. Afterwards, follow the links below to learn more about the 500X.

Next week, the Fiat 500X will make its North American debut at the LA Auto Show.



Fiat500USA.com will host the live unveiling here on this site so mark your calendars for Thursday, November 20th at 10 AM PST.


Read more:

Fiat 500X Full Overview

Fiat 500X Colors

Fiat 500X at Paris Motor Show

Fiat 500X Opening Edition Revealed!

Fiat 500X Blue Pill Commercial

Fiat 500X Introduction

Fiat 500X Teaser Video!

Fiat 500X Revealed!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Fiat 500X Full Overview

Fiat 500X Lounge and Cross Models


With the Fiat 500X about to make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, Fiat in Europe has released more details on this exciting crossover utility. Below is the full press release on the Fiat 500X to help get you up to speed. You will be an expert on the Fiat 500X by the time you are done! Keep in mind, this is for the European model, so equipment, engines and other details are expected to be different. Fiat500USA.com will be covering the unveiling of the Fiat 500X next week, so keep checking back.

Fiat 500X Cross

Introduction to the Fiat 500X

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.

Fiat 500X Lounge


A descendant of the 1957 Fiat 500 – the stylistic reference of the rounded lights and the classic logo with the chrome-plated mustache 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.

Fiat 500X Cross Model


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.

Fiat 500X Lounge


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.

Fiat 500X Cross Front


The model in brief
Designed by the Centro Stile Fiat, the new 500X represents a new dimension of the unmistakable 500 in which iconic style and the modern crossover concept collide, with the addition of the respectable off-road capability of a version that's perfect for outdoor pursuits.

Fiat 500X Cross Rendering


Style and dimensions
The unequivocal expression of "Made in Fiat" design, the 500X offers flexibility, rationality and quality, all firmly embedded in its compact dimensions, in its ample interior space and the choice of premium materials and fabrics, as well as the most sophisticated technology at the service of safety, comfort and on-board well being. The Fiat 500X is a casual, fun vehicle you can "wear" every day, an original piece of clothing featuring soft shapes for maximum freedom of movement, sure to reflect the personality of its driver thanks to the host of customization options available.



The solid, robust appearance of the car finds its perfect stylistic counterpart in the harmonious lines, which emerge in dimensions ideal for customers looking for the comfort, space and equipment typical of a compact saloon. At the same time, the new 500X also gives a nod to those who need to tackle urban traffic every day, thanks to its modest dimensions: it’s 4.25 metres (167.32 inches) long (2 cm more for the leisure version), 1.8 meters (70.87 inches) wide and 1.60 meters (63 inches) in height (or 1.61 (63.39 inches) and 1.62 meters (63.78 inches) respectively with roof bars or four-wheel drive).

Fiat 500X Cross Interior


Compact outside, welcoming inside: a spacious, protective environment with extensive use of high quality materials and finishes, and a host of practical storage compartments. A comfortable passenger compartment which is unmistakably Made in Italy, and available in no fewer than seven interior configurations, comprising a selection of different fabrics, leather, finishes and colours. Optimum functionality is ensured by the seat adjustment options and the spacious luggage compartment (12.36 cu ft or 350 litres).

Finally, the customer can chose from 12 different liveries to emphasise the Fiat 500X's sensual form, further enhanced by a choice of eight different designs for the 16-, 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Fiat 500X Engine and Trans Lineup


Engine versions
Depending on the EMEA market, the 500X is available with various combinations of engine, gearbox and transmission to meet all usage requirements, every one offering both respect for the environment and maximum efficiency in terms of performance, consumption and emissions.

Available at launch will be the 140 HP 1.4 Turbo MultiAir2 (front-wheel drive and 6-speed manual gearbox), the 110 HP 1.6 “E-torQ” (5-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive), the 120 HP 1.6 MultiJet II (front-wheel drive and 6-speed manual gearbox) and the 140 HP 2.0 MultiJet II (9-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive).

The range will then be topped off with the 170 HP 1.4 Turbo MultiAir2 (9-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive), and the powerful 187 HP 2.4 litre Tigershark MultiAir2 (9-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive) petrol engines.

The 140 HP 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II engine will also be available with front-wheel drive and 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. In particular, the innovative automatic and sequential dual clutch transmission ensures greater driving comfort and a sportier feeling, in terms of gear shift speed, offering increased efficiency and optimised consumption. Conceptually, it consists of two transmissions in parallel that permit extraordinarily rapid gear changes, releasing one clutch and engaging the other simultaneously.

The following turbodiesel power units will also be available: the 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet II (5-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive), and the 140 HP 2.0 MultiJet II (6-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drive).

Fiat 500X Trans Lineup


Nine-speed automatic transmission
The 500X crossover is the first Fiat car to offer nine-speed automatic transmission. This transmission, available with the 170 HP 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II petrol engine and the 140 HP 2.0 MultiJet II turbodiesel, offers many advantages, including great pick-up capacity and smooth delivery of power. Electronically controlled, the new nine-speed automatic transmission features specific mapping, with the option to switch to manual-sequential mode.

Fiat 500X Drivetrain


4WD and rear axle disconnection system
The new Fiat 500X is available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations. A particular feature of the new Fiat crossover’s four-wheel drive is the adoption of a rear axle disconnection system that reduces energy wasted through drag when four-wheel drive operation is not required, thus ensuring more efficient fuel consumption. The only vehicle in its segment to offer this feature, with the exception of the Jeep Renegade, the 500X's rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for accurate torque management with no need for input from the driver.

Fiat 500X Mood Selector


Mood Selector and Traction Plus
The new 500X features the "Mood Selector" drive selection system, which acts on the engine, brakes, steering and gearbox (in the case of automatic transmission), permitting three different vehicle behaviors based on the driving style most appropriate to the situation or road surface conditions: Auto (for the best in terms of comfort, consumption and CO2 emissions), Sport (for a drive that favors performance) and All Weather (for maximum safety even in poor grip conditions).

Fiat 500X Cross Offroad


On leisure trim levels, All Weather mode is replaced by the “Traction” function, which, on the four-wheel drive version, speeds up the transmission of torque to the rear axle. On front-wheel drive versions, the function activates the “Traction Plus” control system, which improves grip on tough, slippery terrain, for more economical, eco-friendly operation compared to conventional four-wheel drive, increasing efficiency during moderate, everyday off-road use.

Fiat 500X Safety Features


Handling and safety
Equipped with MacPherson suspension at the rear on all versions, the Fiat 500X ensures the perfect balance of handling and comfort. What’s more, for guaranteed occupant protection, the new Fiat crossover combines a body designed according to the most modern criteria with active and passive safety content to ensure excellent performance.

A host of content is available as standard throughout the range, such as six airbags (front, window bags and side bags), front headlights with the Daytime Running Lights function and cornering fog lights, as well as the ESC system (Electronic Stability Control). In addition, depending on the version and the market, the advanced Lane Assist lane departure warning system and Blind Spot Assist, a lane change assistance system to get around blind spots, are available as standard or upon request. What’s more, on request, your 500X can be fitted with the new ParkView rear reversing camera and the "Brake Control" assisted braking system.