Fiat 500X Pricing Announced
In the burgeoning segment known as the crossover, another member is entering the fray. The Fiat 500X will show up in Q2 of this year looking like someone took a Porsche Macan, a VW Tiguan and a Fiat 500 and threw them into a big mixing bowl. More manly than the diminutive 500 and, of course, stilted to qualify as a crossover, if not a truly spacious and practical CUV like the best-selling Honda CR-V.
Fiat just announced the $20,900(USD) MSRP for the base ‘Pop’ model, $23,200 for the midgrade ‘Easy’ and $25,750 for the “Lounge” top ender model. Opt for the Trekkng and Trekkng Plus packages, and the 500X’s appearance gets a tougher looking front and rear fascia and silver accents. What you get, more than strange package names, are a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with a six-speed manual tranny, with 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque and front wheel drive. The upgraded engine is a 2.4-liter Tigershark is mated to a nine-speed automatic, with 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque in either front wheel or all wheel drive setups.
This is a Fiat 500 that Americans can certainly get behind since it rides higher and has the option for all wheel drive. We imagine that it might put a small dent in Mini Countryman sales, if only for the fact that Americans love euro sophistication in their cars, and even more so when that sophistication is jacked up a few inches.