The 2018 Fiat 500X Abarth will be the newest model from company’s legendary performance division. All Abarth lovers will be glad to see another performance version of popular Fiat models. This time, we will see something completely new. For the first time, Abarth will modify a crossover. This segment of small performance crossover is pretty fresh on the market, but we already have some popular models like Nissan Juke-R Nismo or Mercedes GLA 45 AMG. So, Italian car maker will try its luck in this segment too. So far, we know that new model is in the late stage of development and that should arrive by the end of the year. We should see modifications that are usual for Abarth versions, so expect 2018 500X Abarth with improvements both in terms of styling and performance.
2018 Fiat 500X Abarth redesign
The 2018 Fiat 500X Abarth will be a hi-performance version of popular small crossover. Engineers from Fiat’s performance division will do all those modifications that are usual for Abarth. So, despite the fact that base characteristic will remain the same we will see many tweaks both in terms of styling and performance. When it comes to appearance, expect many new details which will make 2018 Fiat 500X Abarth much better looking than the standard model. We will see new bumpers, new wheels, exhaust system and tweaks on many other areas. Also, expect mechanical modifications in terms of suspension, brakes etc. When it comes to the interior, we will also see many new details, especially on dashboard and instrument cluster. Recognizable “Abarth” badges will be present in many places inside and outside.
2018 Fiat 500X Abarth engine
Despite the fact that standard 500X features several engines in the offer, 2018 Fiat 500X Abarth will come with the completely new powertrain. It will feature new 1.75-liter engine, borrowed from Alfa Rome 4C Spyder. This engine will have a max output around 200 horses, which will provide excellent performances. With this amount of power, expect 0-60 sprint in about six seconds. Top speed should be over 130 miles per hour. Both manual and automatic transmission should be in the offer, and AWD will most likely be a standard feature.
2018 Fiat 500X Abarth release date and price
The company didn’t announce exact launch date, but 2018 Fiat 500X Abarth will probably come by the end of the year. The exact price is still unknown, but it should go somewhere around 30.000 dollars.