According to the latest reports, the 2018 Fiat 500X probably won’t feature bigger changes. This small crossover came about two years ago, as a completely new model. It is one of the latest derivations from a small 500 model, which came back after decades of the brake. This model offers a true Italian spirit. It is small, quick, pretty, and economical. In the mechanical aspect, this model shares most of its characteristics with Jeep Renegade, including platform, engines etc. In all other aspects, it is a true Italian. As we already mentioned, the company most likely won’t introduce bigger changes for 2018 500X, but it will launch a new, hi-performance version of it, which will come from Abarth. So, if we consider all these facts, it is pretty much for sure that the standard version will come somewhere late in the year.
2018 Fiat 500X redesign and features
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Fiat 500X will come without bigger changes. It will feature the same base design characteristics as a model that came two years ago. This subcompact crossover shares many of its characteristics with Jeep Renegade, including Small Wide 4×4 platform. Compared to others “500” models of the brand, it comes in a true crossover manner, featuring higher ground clearance, a little bit rugged look, and harder construction. Visually, it has most in common with 500L, while the interior is pretty much the same as on all 500 models. When it comes to equipment, there are several trim levels in the offer. Those are Pop, Easy, Lounge, Trekking, and Trekking Plus. Most likely, the only update for the 2018 Fiat 500X will probably be some new feature for each trim. Finally, there is a new Abarth version to come.
2018 Fiat 500X engines
When it comes to powertrain, the 2018 Fiat 500X will continue without changes. There will be two engines in the offer. The base model will feature a 2.4-liter engine from Chrysler, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque and comes in pair with 9-speed automatic transmission. The other available unit is a small but powerful 1.4-liter engine, which has a max power of 160 horses and 184 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes in a pair with 6-speed manual transmission.
2018 Fiat 500X release date and price
The 2018 Fiat 500X will come somewhere late in the year, with the base price around 20.000 dollars.