Fiat has prepared for the US the most powerful version of the 500X crossover

Fiat has prepared for the US the most powerful version of the 500X crossover

November 28, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The model, designed for the North American market, has received not only a new engine, but also a number of updates in the exterior.

With the appearance of the updated crossover Fiat 500X fans of the Italian brand met last summer. On the eve of the manufacturer “declassified” version of the SUV for the North American market, which by certain parameters differs from the European version 500X.

When visually comparing the two cars, it becomes obvious that the cross for American buyers gets recycled bumpers and slightly modified head optics.

In addition, the American Fiat 500X boasts an expanded color palette (just three new shades of the body), as well as wheels of the new design. Under the hood of the novelty is now hiding a 1.3 liter petrol turbo four, delivering 179 hp For comparison, the Europeans were offered a smaller engine – 150 hp. In Europe, the Fiat 500X gets a six-speed robotic transmission and front-wheel drive. In America, the robotized gearbox was replaced by a 9-speed automatic transmission, and the monodrive was complete.

In terms of options, the American Fiat 500X has acquired a richer list of security systems and electronic assistants, as well as adapted multimedia. This powerful SUV will be available next spring. It is known that Americans will be offered a cross in three trim levels with an initial price tag of $ 25,785.