The new 500X is the first Fiat model to fit the latest i family of turbo engines, designed to strike the right balance for customers between the driving performance and economy.
The new front-wheel drive turbo petrol engine line-up includes a three-cylinder 1.0-litre powerplant that delivers 90kW and 190Nm of torque and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, as well as a four-cylinder 1.3-litre engine with 110kW and 270Nm of torque, in this case combined with six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT).
The range of petrol engines in the is completed by the entry level 90kW 1.6 E-Torq, combined with manual transmission and front-wheel drive.
All versions of the new Fiat 500X come with the UconnectTM 7-inch HD LIVE touchscreen system, complete with Apple CarPlay integration and Android AutoTM compatibility as standard.
This next-generation Uconnect system comes complete with high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free interface, audio streaming, text reader and voice recognition function, Aux and USB ports with iPod integration and controls on the steering wheel, all as standard.
The new Fiat 500X is available with a choice of three trim levels, Urban, City Cross and Cross, and three petrol engines. Customers will have a choice of 14 different colours, including the new tricoat Ivory, metallic Blue Italia and Techno Green. A choice of 17 and 18-inch wheels and seven interior configurations will allow customers to make the Fiat 500X their own.
A release date for SA has not been set.