The 500X Cross looks just about *perfect* to answer to wishes of all Fiat dealerships across the US — compact, city-friendly but now a four-door and arguably a bit more handsome than even the original 500.
Included below is a mega photo pack of the 500X Cross — which is the off-road guise with chunkier bumpers and gravel-proof plastic sills.
Also below are the wheels and trim personalization options, interior photos and UK pricing. No word yet on US pricing or arrival time-frames, but we’d predict around a June 2015 arrival to the US as a 2016 model.
Stay tuned for an article showcasing the 500X Lounge and Pop trims — which are a bit more cosmopolitan with painted bumpers and detailing.
Overall, they all look very appealing indeed. Let’s hope Fiat can keep a lid on overall pricing to compete well with the Chevy Trax and Honda HR-V from next summertime forward.
Fiat has big plans for the 500X, a four-door off-roader sharing a name and styling themes with the popular 500 line of mini cars. This machine is a logical next move for Fiat as the 500 enters its third year on the US market.
Under the skin, the 500X shares major platform and chassis pieces with the upcoming Jeep Renegade mini SUV, and benefits from the Jeep’s AWD and automatic transmission requirements. Both features are relatively critical to the 500X achieving sales volume in the US market when it arrives in Spring 2015 as a 2016 model.
Perhaps even more promising? The 500X may lead to a new four-door model to rival the latest addition to the MINI Cooper Hardtop line. Both will do wonders for the 500’s relatively limited current appeal: it is just a bit too small for many suburban folks to seriously consider. Four large doors and a roomy-looking cabin promises to be a big hit with small SUV shopper priorities.
But slotting in nicely as a stylish off-roader, the 500X will make a nice little family next to the current 500, 500C, 500e and 500L models that currently sit in the US range.
2016 Fiat 500X Lounge
2016 Fiat 500X