The Fiat 500X will begin arriving at Fiat Studios very shortly, possibly even this week. While we are waiting, here is a look at some of the key attributes the sophisticated Italian crossover brings to the market.
Advanced Drive Systems
•Dynamic Selector™ traction control system with 3 customized modes for optimal driving performance – Auto, Sport, Traction+
- 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.
•9-speed automatic transmission
•Rear-axle disconnect resulting in reduced parasitic loss when AWD capability isn’t needed, improving fuel efficiency.
•160 HP-1.4L Turbo MultiAir I mated to a 6-speed manual transmission (FWD)
•180 HP-2.4L “Tigershark” MultiAir 2 mated to a 9-speed automatic (FWD and AWD)
Uconnect™ Systems and Services
Easy to use Uconnect™ features, including:
•Uconnect 5.0 Radio with 5’’ color touchscreen, hands-free via Bluetooth, Voice Command, SiriusXM Radio, Uconnect Access VIA Mobile, USB Port/ AUX Port for Media Management, and Bluetooth audio streaming
•Uconnect 6.5 Radio Nav with 6.5’’ high resolution color touchscreen, hands-free via Bluetooth, Voice Command, SiriusXM Radio, Uconnect Access VIA Mobile, SiriusXM Travel Link, SiriusXM Traffic, USB & AUX Port for Media Management, Bluetooth audio streaming, HD Radio, State-Of-The-Art Navigation with 3D Navigation with One Step Voice Destination Entry, and Dead Reckoning
•Standard monochrome and available color 3.5-inch TFT (Thin Film Transistive) LCD display Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
•Available BEATS Premium Audio System with 8 speakers plus 6.5-inch subwoofer and 8-channel amplifier
Full Array of Comfort/Convenience Technologies
•Space-saving Electric park brake
•Cap-less fuel fill
•Tire pressure monitoring system with tire-specific display
•Available Passive entry / Keyless Enter'n Go with Remote Start
•Available heated front seats and steering wheel
•Available 8-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar
•Heated mirrors with turn signals
•1-touch Auto Up/Down Power Windows & Auto Down (rear)
•Available dual zone automatic temperature control system
•Available ambient lighting
•Available Rain-sensing wipers
Capability / Utility / Versatility
•Rear cargo height adjustable rear cargo floor
•Fold-forward front passenger seat
•Second row 60/40 split folding rear seat
•Front compartment storage including dual glove box with locking lower, center console, Instrument Panel bin at base of center stack, and door map pockets with cup holders
Engineered and Executed for Safety
•Standard seven airbag occupant protection system
• Available LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus (See feature description below)
•Available Forward Collision Warning-Plus technology, including ready Alert Braking (See feature description below)
•Available Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection (See feature description below)
•Available ParkSense rear park assist and ParkView rear camera with active grid lines (See feature description below)
•Projector Headlamps with available Auto Headlamps and Auto High Beam
Superior Ride and Handling
•Tuned Electric Power Steering (EPS) system for enhanced handling and fuel efficiency
•MacPherson Front Independent strut suspension - lightweight, optimally sized components for nimble dynamics and quiet performance paired with Rear Independent Multi-Link Chapman Suspension
•Three-point powertrain mounting system with hydro-mounts ensure refined feedback to the driver while mitigating noise or vibration
•Outstanding torsional stiffness in body structure for enhanced chassis tuning
•European handling and high speed stability characteristics
•Exceptionally quiet cabin enabled by 70% advanced, hot-stamped/high strength steel for structural stiffness and NVH applications
Authentic Design with World-Class Craftsmanship
•Sophisticated and elegant Italian design
•First small-size CUV conceptualized, developed and built by FIAT for the North American Market
•Rounded, “500-like” shapes with sophisticated surfacing throughout
•Available Dual Pane glass sunroof system
•Available in 12 Exterior colors
•Chrome (Street) and Satin Chrome (Trekking) accents including Exhaust Tip, Lamp Trim & Door Handles
•Wheel sizes ranging from 16 – to 18-inches
===== Feature Descriptions =======
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. Turn signal activated engages illuminated icon and three audio chimes.
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.
LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus:
Leverages electronic power steering (EPS) to deliver a torque input to alert and assist the driver with corrective action.
ParkSense rear park assist system:
The system utilizes ultrasonic sensors at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects.
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