The Fiat 500X has been updated inside and out with new looks and technology. It goes on sale in Ireland priced from €21,795.
On the outside, there are new LED daytime running lights, LED headlights and rear lights, while the cockpit has also been updated to integrate more technology, improve ergonomics and refresh interior trims.
The 500X will be available with three petrol engines only, including two brand new, more efficient turbo petrol engines. Buyers can choose from a three-cylinder 1.0-litre powerplant that delivers 120hp and 190Nm of torque and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, as well as a four-cylinder 1.3-litre engine with 150hp and 270Nm of torque, combined with six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT).
There is also an entry level 110hp 1.6 E-Torq, combined with manual transmission.
There are three trim levels available for the Fiat 500X in Ireland: Urban, City Cross and Cross.
Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Assist and Lane Assist driving assist systems are standard on all versions, as is the Uconnect 7-inch HD LIVE touchscreen, with Apple CarPlay integration and Android AutoTM compatibility.
There is a choice of 14 different colours, including the new tricoat Ivory, metallic Blue Italia and Techno Green.
In Urban trim level, the 500X comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, Techno-leather steering wheel, manual air conditioning, cruise control, electric parking brake and 60/40 split rear seat.
The City Cross version adds an off-road look, enhanced by 17-inch alloy wheels, satin chrome inserts and body-coloured door mirrors. Front fog lights, 3.5-inch colour TFT monitor, automatic climate control and rear parking sensors complete the trim.
The top-of-the-range Cross version adds LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, roof bars and dark tinted rear windows. Inside, it adds TomTom navigation to the 7-inch touchscreen, along with Parkview rear parking camera, dusk sensor and front armrest.
The addition of a rear parking camera is a good one, considering the larger size of this model and the tech being used by competing manufacturers.
|Fiat 500X Urban 1.6 110hp||€21,795|
|Fiat 500X City Cross 1.0 120hp||€23,395|
|Fiat 500X City Cross 1.3 150hp DCT Automatic||€25,895|
|Fiat 500X Cross 1.0 120hp||€24,995|
|Fiat 500X Cross 1.3 150hp DCT Automatic||€27,495|
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