The Fiat 500X has made its début on South African soil.
Heir to the Fiat 500 of 1957 – the stylistic reference of the rounded lights and the classic logo with chrome-plated bonnet trim is clear – the new Fiat crossover extends the 500 family, comprising the 500, 500C, 500L, and 500L Trekking models: cars which are very different in terms of vocation and character, but which have the same roots in common: the iconic Fiat 500.
The new Fiat 500X offers various combinations of engines and transmissions to meet all usage requirements, always with respect for nature and maximum efficiency in terms of performance, consumption and emissions.
The 500X range will initially be launched with the 1.4l Cross with the 6-speed manual transmission and limited numbers of the 1.4l Cross with the 6-speed DDCT transmission. The pricing will start at R344,900.00 and R359,900.00 respectively.
The 500X 1.4l Cross Plus will be launched at the end of August and 1.6l Pop Star will be launched at the end of September. These models will be priced at R379,900.00 and R310,900.00 respectively.
The final model in the range, the Cross Plus DDCT will be available in the fourth quarter of 2015 and will be priced at R394,900.00.
The following petrol engines will become available: 81 kW 1.6 “E-torQ” (5-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive), 103 kW 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II (front-wheel drive and 6-speed manual gearbox or twin-clutch 6-speed automatic).
The new 500X offers the “Drive Mood Selector”, which acts on engine, brakes, steering and transmission, permitting three different car behaviors, based on the driving style most appropriate to the situation or road surface conditions: Auto (for the best in terms of comfort, consumption and CO2 emissions), Sport (for a drive that favors performance), “All Weather” (maximizes traction on low friction surfaces such as wet roads) – available on Pop Star and “Traction” (improves grip on rough and slippery terrain) – available on Cross and Cross Plus.
All Fiat products come standard with a three year / 100,000 km warranty and maintenance plan.