The 2018 Fiat 500X has been redesigned. The subcompact crossover segment is fast expanding judging by the number of vehicles that are being offered for sale this year. This might be as a result of the many strengths cars in this segment offer including ample interior space, nimble handling manners, and thrifty fuel economy ratings. Furthermore, each model distinguishes itself even further. To wit, the newest 500X model from Fiat comes with features such as easy-to-use controls, distinctive and well-appointed cabin, competitive pricing, and a surprisingly comfortable interior. This review, in addition to offering an in-depth analysis of the Fiat 500X specifications, also offers details pertaining to its release date and price.
But before we become too excited about the Fiat 500X, it comes a bit short in terms of the cargo space, fuel economy, ride quality, and the quality of its transmission system. When the Fiat 500X first debuted in the automotive industry, it was low on utility and high on character. Then later, the company came up with the Fiat 500L Concept that went into production some few months. This model solved the space foible that the regular model had significantly fallen short of. Then finally Fiat came up with the idea of the Fiat 500X model that Fiat hoped will come with a balance functionality as the 500L didn’t quite appeal in every area.
For starters, the vehicle under review is a subcompact crossover SUV that shines in several areas such as having an available all-wheel drive system, ample interior room, abundant character, and tons of convenience, and entertainment features for the money. Relative to other models it is competing with, it can be said that the Fiat 500X formula is working just fine to this end.
Just to sample what the exterior and interior offer, the new model comes with an elevated version of its regular version. The miniscule dimensions of the previous model carry on. So buyers should expect just about the same length and width as that of the 2016 Fiat 500X. The cargo space, although not inspiring, is practical and compares similarly to that of the Volkswagen Golf. The interior has also received a dose of machismo too. Just like the existing model, the new model offers the best quality Fiat offers. The built quality is also something to write home about. Standard accessories are also plenty and are easy-to-use even for those who often find smartphone-based apps beleaguering.
Yet, the Fiat 500X 2018 isn’t the only vehicle that has improved in leaps and bounds in its class. The segment has of late become a hot rod thanks to the release of other fine alternatives to this class. Other popular choices here include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Kia Soul, and the Jeep Renegade.
2018 Fiat 500X Release Date & Price
According to various sources, the new model should be expected sometime in the first half of 2018. This is speculative as Fiat is yet to offer the exact details. The pricing details too are yet to be released. But even with the Fiat’s sluggishness in offering these crucial details, industry pundits in the meantime have been talking their mind. The price, according to them, should be expected to start from around $20,000.
2018 Fiat 500X Exterior Redesign
The exterior has gained some few additions relative to the outgoing model. The front fascia comes with LED lighting technology for the taillights and headlights. The color palette has also seen some few additions (as shall be seen in the specifications area). What however remains unaltered is the overall design.
2018 Fiat 500X Interior Photos and Changes
The interior, on the other hand, offers a slightly improved accommodation for its occupants in spite of the meagre dimensions it offers. But hey, this is the subcompact crossover segment – asking for anything more is unwarranted. Some of the accessories you can look forward to include full power accessories, a four-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rearview camera, upgraded trip computer, and an upgraded upholstery over the previous model.
Trims offered include Pop, Trekking Plus, Trekking, Easy, and Lounge. The 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth is reviewed elsewhere.
Engine Specs – 2018 Fiat 500X
Two engines are offered: a 180-horsepower – generating 2.4L four-cylinder available for the base engine, and a 160-hp – producing turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine.
Wheelbase: 101.2 in
Length: 167.2 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 92 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12 cu ft
Curb weight: 2954 lb
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7,8 sec
MPG: 25/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arancio, Bianco Gelato, Grigio Argento, Nero Cinema, Rosso Passione…
Towing Capacity: N/A
In government crash test scores, the new model scored a pristine five stars out of the possible five for total crash safety, four stars for total side impact, and five stars for frontal and rear crash impact protection.
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