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Friday, April 22, 2022

Fiat at The 2022 New York Auto Show

Fiat 500 3+1 LaPrima

The Fiat display at the 2022 New York Auto Show was a surprise this year. Currently, the only Fiat model sold in the US is the 500X crossover. However, Fiat showed up with two European-only Fiat 500 EVs to augment the sole 500X on display. This was a happy surprise for Fiat enthusiasts hungry to see these new models.

2022 Fiat 500X 

Fiat 500X Yacht Club

The Fiat 500X on display was the new Yacht Club Capri edition. For 2022, the Fiat 500X is available in four models - Pop, Trekking, Sport, and Trekking Plus. The biggest news for 2022 is the addition of a retractable, folding fabric roof top option and the limited production 500X Yacht Club Capri special edition model. Fiat has a tradition of making special edition models aimed at the well-to-do and fashion conscious buyer, and this classy car is loaded with exclusive trim.

500X Yacht Club Capri emblem

500X Yacht Club Capri Interior

Yacht Club Capri special edition is based on the 500X Sport trim and features:
  • Venezia blue exterior paint
  • Exclusive 18-inch sport wheels
  • Unique blue Al-Fresco soft top
  • Exclusive ivory leather seats with blue piping
  • Exclusive woodgrain dash insert with satin-finished gear shift
  • Yacht Club Capri exterior badging and satin-finished exterior trim

500X Yacht Club Capri Rear

The Fiat 500X received a makeover in 2019, including a new engine that substantially enhanced the driving experience with more torque and better fuel economy over previous years. Compared to the competition, the 2022 500X has the best-in-class engine torque and fuel economy. The 500X 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine achieves a 30 miles per gallon highway MPG rating in government tests.

2022 Fiat 500 EV 

500 3+1 LaPrima

Fiat displayed its 500 3+1 LaPrima and 500 RED versions. The 3+1 is a 500 with a third rear door on the passenger side that assists entry to the back seat. Two-door cars are coming out of favor as crossovers, and four-doors take over the market. The extra rear door gives improved access to the rear like the larger crossovers and 4-doors offer but keeps the weight down from having a fourth rear door. Fiat calls this the "magic door," and it doesn't change the car's dimensions.

The La Prima edition was the first edition model offered by Fiat in Europe. The La Prima comes with special equipment.

Fiat 500e LaPrima 3 plus 1

  • Rear Magic Door.
  • LED Head Lighting with "Infinity" signature.
  • LED side arrows inspired by the '57 Fiat 500.
  • Redesigned electric door handle with e-latch system.
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels.
  • Dedicated La Prima badge.
  • Special Rose Gold body color and detailing.
  • Chrome Daylight Opening and Side Moulding.

Fiat 500e 3 plus 1 Door

  • Premium soft touch dashboard fascia.
  • Premium interior with Fiat monogram seats with 6-way adjustments.
  • Dedicated La Prima logo with the classic 500 badge on the soft-touch premium steering wheel. 
  • New A+C USB smart device charger.

  • All new electric range of 320 km.
  • "Sherpa Mode" optimizes the car's range, saving energy and helping you to get to your destination.
  • Fast charging and the ability to reach 80% of full battery charge in 35 minutes.
  • One Pedal Driving, using the right foot pedal both to accelerate and decelerate.
  • Optional Wallbox home unit designed exclusively for FCA.
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