Special Fiat 500X of 2016 model year for the U.S. auto market
Just last month, the newest Fiat 500X was officially introduced in Paris. Currently, the auto manufacturer is preparing to present the novelty for the U.S. auto market, and soon after, the new crossover will appear on the U.S. dealer rooms.
The novelty meets competition with the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke and Chevrolet Trax, completely entering the segment of the subcompact crossovers.
The 500X is probably based on the Jeep Renegade; both models are equipped with a similar powertrain.
The 2016 Fiat 500X will be available with two types of a powertrain and all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive. The U.S. customers will be offered with an all-wheel-drive version only.
According to the carmaker, Fiat has improved some technical features in a car and the novelty is available to be selected in three different modes: Auto, Sport and Traction.
The basic powertrain of the novelty is the 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is able to produce the output of 160 horsepower and the torque of 184 lb-ft. This version comes with the standard six-speed manual gearbox. The second unit is 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine issuing the output of 180 horsepower and the torque of 175 lb-ft. That more powerful version is equipped with the nine-speed automatic gearbox borrowed from the ZF.
The interior includes some stylish accents and trim-color option. Most technical features are standard such as heating of the steering wheel and front seats, keyless entry, rear-view camera and uconnect infotainment system of the FCA.
Moreover, Fiat offers the novelty in five different trims: Lounge, Easy, Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus.
The first model comes on sale at the beginning of next year as a car of 2016 model year.
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