The new Fiat 500X compact crossover will go on sale in the UK in the second quarter of 2015, with prices starting from £14,595. A limited ‘Opening Edition’ range will be available to order this December, priced from £17,595.
Initially only three engines will be available, starting with a 1.4-litre MultiAir II unit with 140hp, mated to a six-speed manual transmission and available in two-wheel-drive form only.
Diesel options come in the form of 1.6 and 2.0-litre MultiJet units with 120hp and 140hp respectively. The 1.6 features a manual transmission and 2WD, while the 2.0-litre unit will be initially available only in 4WD guise and with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Following later will be a 1.6-litre E-torQ petrol unit with 110hp, a more powerful 1.4-litre MultiAir II petrol unit with 170hp driving all four wheels through a nine-speed auto, and a 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel with 95hp and in manual 2WD form only.
Also arriving later will be the option of a manual transmission for the 2.0-litre diesel plus a dual-clutch DCT transmission for the 1.4-litre petrol unit.
The 500X will be offered in five trim levels, starting with the Pop. As standard, it includes remote locking, all-round electric windows, electronic parking brake, hill holder, air conditioning, cruise control, 3.5-inch monochrome display, and 16-inch steel wheels.
Pop Star models add front fog lights with cornering function, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, 5-inch touch-screen, Bluetooth, climate control, leather steering wheel and body-coloured door mirrors.
Lounge models further add rear privacy glass, projector headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, DAB digital radio and TomTom navigation functions, keyless entry, cargo floor, ambient lighting and exterior chrome trim.
The 4×4 models are available only in one of two grades, starting with the Cross. Based on the Pop Star grade, it adds a more rugged appearance with specific wheels, bumpers, roof rack, dashboard finish and half-leather upholstery, plus rear privacy glass.
The top-spec Cross Plus model further adds 18-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights, DAB and TomTom navigation functions, keyless entry, cargo floor and ambient lighting.
All-wheel-drive models also feature increased ground clearance (179mm compared to 162mm for the 2WD model) and a 4WD system that can be engaged using the ‘Drive Mode’ selector.
A substantial list of options is expected to be available, including a 560W BeatsAudio system with eight-channel amplifier.
Safety systems include electronic stability control, hill start assist, and traction control, while additional systems such as lane assist, blind spot assist and brake control will also available. Adaptive cruise control will become available part way through 2015.
The first 500X models to arrive in the UK will be dubbed ‘Opening Edition’ and will be available with either 1.4 140hp petrol 4×2 manual, 1.6 120hp diesel 4×2 manual or 2.0 140hp diesel AWD auto drive-trains. The 2WD models will be available only Art Grey pastel paint finish, but will include 18-inch alloy wheels, climate control, safety pack (incorporating lane assist, blind spot assist, brake control anti-collision, rear view camera), comfort pack (keyless entry, front armrest, electric lumbar adjustment), rear privacy glass and Opening Edition badging.
The AWD versions will be finished in tri-coat Amore Red and include a 6.5-inch Uconnect navigation system, red/black leather interior, visibility pack (light and rain sensors, folding door mirrors, auto-dimming rear-view mirror), paddle shifters and OE badging. Prices start from £17,595 for the 1.4 version, with order books expected to open in December.
Fiat 500X Prices
|1.6-litre E-torQ 110hp||POP||£14,595|
|1.6-litre E-torQ 110hp||POPSTAR||£16,345|
|1.4-litre MultiAir II 140hp||POPSTAR||£17,595|
|1.6-litre MultiJet II 120hp||POPSTAR||£19,095|
|1.4-litre MultiAir II 140hp||CROSS||£18,595|
|1.6-litre MultiJet II 120hp||CROSS||£20,095|
|2.0-litre MultiJet II 140hp AT AWD||CROSS||£24,095|
|1.4-litre MultiAir II 140hp||LOUNGE||£19,345|
|1.6-litre MultiJet II 120hp||LOUNGE||£20,845|
|1.4-litre MultiAir II 140hp||CROSS PLUS||£20,345|
|1.6-litre MultiJet II 120hp||CROSS PLUS||£21,845|
|2.0-litre MultiJet II 140hp AT AWD||CROSS PLUS||£25,845|
|1.4-litre MultiAir II 140hp||OPENING EDITION||£17,595|
Fiat 500X Technical Specifications
|1.4 MultiAir II 140hp|
|1.6 MultiJet II 120hp|
|2.0 MultiJet II 140hp|
|Length standard / Cross||4248 / 4273||4248 / 4273||4248 / 4273|
|Width / + mirrors||1976 / 2025||1796 / 2025||1796 / 2025|
|Height / + roof bars||1600 / 1608||1600 / 1608||1600 / 1608|
|Height Cross FWD / AWD||1608 / 1620||1608 / 1620||1608 / 1620|
|Track Front/Rear (FWD + AWD)||1545/1545||1545/1545||1545/1545|
|No. cylinders, layout||4||4||4|
|Bore × stroke (mm)||72 × 84||79.5×80.5||83×90.4|
|Max. power (HP @ rpm)||140 @ 5000||120 @ 3750 rpm||140 @ 4000 rpm|
|Max. torque (Nm) @ rpm||230 @ 1750||320 @1750 rpm||350 @1750 rpm|
|Supply||Turbo Petrol, MPI||Turbo Diesel MultiJet II||Turbo Diesel MulitJet II|
|Timing||SOHC 16V||DOHC 16V||DOHC 16V|
|Timing Control||Belt||Toothed Belt||Toothed Belt|
|Tappet Control||MultiAir II Hydraulic||Hydraulically operated||Hydraulically operated|
|Battery capacity (Ah)||63||72||72|
|Transmission||C635 Manual||C635 Manual||948TE Auto|
|Final drive ratio||4.438||3.833||4.334|
|16″ tyre size||215/60 R16||215/60 R16||215/60 R16|
|17″ tyre size||215/55 R17||215/55 R17||215/55 R17|
|18″ tyre size||225/45 R18||225/45 R18||225/45 R18|
|Steering box||Rack and pinion with Dual Drive Electric Power Steering|
|Wall-to-wall turning circle (m)||11.05||11.05||11.05|
|Kerb-to-kerb turning circle (m)||11.50||11.50||11.50|
|SUSPENSIONS AND BRAKES|
|Ventilating Front Disc Ø (mm)||281 x 26||281 x 26||305 x 28|
|Solid Rear Discs Ø (mm)||278 x 12||278 x 12||278 x 12|
|CAPACITIES AND WEIGHTS|
|Fuel tank (litres)||48||48||48|
|Boot capacity (Litres)|
– rear seat in place + tyre kit
– rear seat folded + tyre kit
– rear seat in place + spare wheel
– rear seat folded +spare wheel
|Kerb weight (kg)||1320||1320||1495|
|Max. towable weight (kg) braked||1200||1200||1200|
|Max. towable weight (kg) non-braked||600||600||600|
|Top speed (MPH / km/h)||118 / 190||116 / 186||118 / 190|
|Acceleration: 0-62 MPH (s)||9.8||10.5||9.8|
|CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS|
|Urban cycle (MPG / L/100 km)||36.2 / 7.8||60.1 / 4.7||43.5 / 6.5|
|Extra-urban cycle (MPG / L/100 km)||56.5 / 5.0||74.3 / 3.8||57.6 / 4.9|
|Combined cycle (MPG / L/100 km)||47.1 / 6.0||68.9 / 4.1||51.4 / 5.5|
|CO2 emissions (g/km)||139||109||144|