The newest craze of compact crossovers will continue with the 2017 Fiat 500X car. This vehicle has been announced for the upcoming year and is going to be called the Abarth version as it is a continuation of its direct car that was given to us as the 2016 model. The car is going to be equally popular in the US and Europe as well as market has started to demand these kind of compact crossovers with an enhanced performance.
This announcement came directly from Alfredo Altavilla, the chief of Ford Chrysler group, who came out with many different announcements that concerns some various new type of vehicles that are going to be offered in the years to come. The 500X is almost certainly going to be a part of the Abarth line as the chief has made public in its latest release.
Perhaps the 500X performance version is not a good idea as some people think, but in fact it is already getting attention around the automotive industry. There is certainly going to be a market for the Fiat 500X here and the latest photos and released info confirms that the vehicle is going to get a lot of attention. Read the rest of the review and see what exactly is the new 2017 Fiat 500X going to offer its public. Teh subcompact crossover segment is currently topped by models such as Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3 and Jeep Renegade but is closely followed by the new Fiat model.
2017 Fiat 500X exterior
The exterior of the 2017 Fiat 500X is going to have a very interesting composure to its design. It might be its greatest factor and one of its selling points as the car is going to adopt a very good looking exterior. All the signature performance parts of the Fiat brand are supposed to be carried over to the newest kind of design and are going to be incorporated in the newest Abarth car. The much more aggressive style is immediately noticed from first glance to the car and also some parts which add new revised bumpers, some much more muscular side skirts, and a rear diffuser that comes fitted under the bumper. One of the most obligatory parts are the dual exhaust system that are protruding at the back and of course a larger rolling stock. It is going to be a modded-up version of the 500X which it actually is.
The interior is going to be additionally modded-up as well. We get a really likeable look of the 2017 Fiat 500X as it adopts a more sporty look than it had before. Of course it was expected that we receive an upgraded look of the current 500X version and it was exactly the thing that was done here. The sporty details are made using the sport seats, first of all that have larger bolsters as they enable tighter embrace through the corners. The sport seats are added to help the performance orientated 500X gain more comfort for the passengers and particularly the driver who will control the car.
Throughout the cabin you will see some modern details and some trademark Abarth additions that will certainly make it inside the vehicle’s interior look. The sporty gauges combine with the Abarth scorpion badges that combine for a more contemporary like look now. Something that was not still confirmed but which will certainly become a part of the interior design is the added trims that are going to be available and added here. Expect some new interior colors that are going to be available for your choice as well.
There are some particularly interesting options given to the powertrain of the 2017 Fiat 500X. As this is a performance vehicle the Abarth is going to be fitted with a 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder which was the same kind of an engine placed inside the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider vehicle. This is a powertrain that is supposed to be a part of the 124 Abarth Spider that is going to come out somewhere around 2018. This engine is reported to be tuned up to gain an output of over 200 horsepower. The crossover might not gain the full 200 hp but it is plenty enough even to get a figure close to that one.
The vehicle is going to have some expanded suspension additions and a lower ride height. But the debate is more concentrated on whether the car is going to come with an all-wheel drive. All indications lead to the car receiving the AWD but it might happen that they decided to exclude it in order to save weight, so only for that reason we might get the 2017 Fiat 500X with a rear wheel drive.
Wheelbase: 101.2 in
Length: 167.2 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 92 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12 cu ft
Curb weight: 2954 lb
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7,8 sec
MPG: 25/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arancio, Bianco Gelato, Grigio Argento, Nero Cinema, Rosso Passione…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Price and release date
The currently available information state that the 2017 Fiat 500X is going to be offered at a very affordable starting price of around $20,000. But the price jumps to $27,100 for the range-topping Trekking Plus trim. The highest amount that you can pay for this type of a car is going to reach $31,000 with all the available features. The release date is going to be set somewhere in the middle of this year so we assume that the official release date is going to be somewhere in the beginning of 2017.
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