The 2018 Fiat C-SUV will be a completely new crossover from this Italian manufacturer. Despite the fact that crossovers are among most popular types of vehicles nowadays, Fiat has just one model on offer. It is a model called 500X, derived from subcompact Fiat 500. So, we will see something completely new from the Italian brand. According to the latest reports, the new model is in the final stage of development and it should come maybe already early next year. It will be a compact crossover, a bigger class than 500X. We still don’t know its exact name, but since it will belong to so-called C-segment, we will call it 2018 C-SUV for now. The new model will enter the segment where are strong competitors like Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai etc.
2018 Fiat C-SUV redesign and features
The 2018 Fiat C-SUV will be a completely new model. At this point, we don’t know exact details about the new model, but some of the characteristics are for sure. It will be a compact crossover, first of this type in company’s history. Italian car maker doesn’t have much of experience in making SUVs and crossover, but it owns legendary Jeep brand, which produces only vehicles of this type. So, Italians will use the experience of the legendary American manufacturer. The 2018 Fiat C-SUV will have close relations with several Jeep models, but mostly with new Compass. According to the latest reports, new crossover will ride on the same platform and feature many same design solutions. However, it will be significantly different in terms of styling, where we expect to see Fiat’s recognizable design language, with some new details. Interior will also come with many familiar solutions, but also with some brand-new things.
2018 Fiat C-SUV engines
Despite the fact that 2018 Fiat C-SUV will feature many design solutions from Jeep, we are pretty sure that Italian manufacturer will rely on its own engines. Base models will probably feature 1.4-liter engine, which comes in two configurations, with 138 and 160 horsepower. Also, there are two excellent MultiJet diesel engines. First one is a 1.6-liter unit, which has a max power of 118 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Another one has a displacement of 2.0 liters and max power of 138 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque.
2018 Fiat C-SUV release date and price
The 2018 Fiat C-SUV should arrive early next year. We still don’t know the exact price, but the base model should cost between 20.000 and 25.000 dollars.