The Italian maker of the 2016 Fiat 500X claims that the vehicle’s cutting-edge technology and safety features will help the driver act responsibly on the road. It will be its first compact crossover and will be available in 5 trim levels – Lounge, Easy, Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus.
Exterior and Interior Design of 2016 Fiat 500X
On seeing Fiat 500X, you will be reminded of the concept car that was displayed in 2012. A host of its exterior features holds close resemblance to Fiat 500. Only the 500X’s features are a bit magnified and it has the slanted rear glass, which does make it look like a crossover. Its height is 63 inches, with a width of 70.8 inches and a length of 167.3 inches.
Fiat has succeeded in providing it with a robust look, which the previous models steered clear of. Headlamps are mighty in size reaching out to the hood, the grille is certainly larger than anything Fiat is known to have made, and the bumper has the muscular look. The carmaker is surely hoping that with these new features, it will gather a new genre of Fiat lovers. At the back, you will miss the horizontal taillights. In this model, they are vertical. The ground clearance is also higher than other Fiat models. Go for the Trekking and Trekking Plus models if you prefer your car to be beefy all over.
For the interior, you have the choice of two color schemes. The dashboard holds infotainment system by Uconnect offering USB connectivity and Bluetooth. The system can be activated using voice commands. A 6.5-inch display is powered by TomTom. Hence, the driver will get optimum SAT navigation help by way of 3-D maps.
Engine and Mileage Specifications of 2016 Fiat 500X
You get to choose from 2 engine options – 4-cylinder turbocharged 1.4-liter promising 160 horsepower with a torque of 184 lb-ft and 4-cylinder 2.4-liter with an output of 180 horsepower with a torque of 175 lb-ft. Mpg of the model has not yet been revealed.
Price and Release Date
The Italian vehicle is all set to reach the US showrooms in the second quarter of 2015 with a price ranging between $20,000 for the Pop model and $27,100 for the Trekking Plus.
The car deserves adulation for its rustic looks. If you found Fiat cars to be too ‘soft’ but liked their interior and technology then waiting for 2016 Fiat 500X will surely pay off.