FIAT Introduces New 2019 500X for North American Market

Posted on 27. Nov, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

November 26, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Powered by an all-new, fuel-efficient turbocharged engine and wrapped in head-turning Italian design, a new 2019 Fiat 500X will entrance during a 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 2019 Fiat 500X facilities an all-new, standard-equipped 1.3-liter turbocharged engine with a latest iteration of a FCA disdainful MultiAir (called MultiAir III) valve-actuation technology, engine stop-start (ESS) record and best-in-class torque. Also customary are a nine-speed involuntary delivery and an all-wheel-drive element with a disconnecting back spindle that contributes to softened fuel efficiency.

In serve to new front and back fascia designs, a new tiny FIAT crossover will offer scarcely 70 reserve and certainty facilities that will now embody Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Park Assist.

“Our new Italian-designed, fun-to-drive 2019 Fiat 500X comes customary with an all-new, fuel-efficient 1.3-liter turbocharged engine that generates best-in-class torque,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The new 2019 Fiat 500X also facilities customary all-wheel-drive capability tailored to hoop mixed climates and highway conditions.”

Available in 3 indication configurations – Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus, a new 2019 Fiat 500X is made in Italy during a Melfi public plant.

Starting during $25,785 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), including destination, a FIAT brand’s new tiny crossover will arrive in FIAT studios in a open of 2019.

All-new 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine promises fun and softened fuel efficiency
Power in a 2019 Fiat 500X comes from an all-new, standard-equipment 1.3-liter direct-injection four-cylinder turbocharged engine featuring a 70 mm gimlet and 86.5 mm cadence for a sum banishment of 1,332 cc. Engine opening includes 177 horsepower and a best-in-class rise torque rating of 210 lb.-ft.
 
The all-new engine’s attributes are not singular to a area of performance. The engine advantages from a latest iteration of an FCA-exclusive third-generation MultiAir valve-actuation technology, that serve optimizes explosion potency by a singular control of intake-valve opening and timing.
 
MultiAir III accommodates low-load potency by allege opening of a intake valves, that enables exhaust-gas recycling. When a motorist final some-more power, MultiAir III reduces application ratios by loitering valve closure, that contributes to softened fuel potency while also determining knock.
 
Additional facilities of a all-new 1.3-liter inline-four, a pivotal member of a tellurian engine family includes:

  • ESS technology, serve benefiting fuel potency and contributing to emissions reduction
  • Low-inertia turbocharger with electronically tranquil wastegate actuator
  • Lightweight, cast-aluminum retard with cast-in iron liners and integrated aluminum bedplate
  • Four-valve cylinder conduct with high-turbulence intake

Nine-speed transmission
The Fiat 500X’s nine-speed involuntary delivery provides a some-more manageable pushing knowledge with quicker acceleration and smoother shifting.
 
For softened pushing comfort and refinement, a delivery control element closely monitors temperature, speed and electronic fortitude control (ESC) activation. More than 20 particular change maps for specific conditions optimize change peculiarity and change points for softened fuel efficiency, opening and drivability. The outcome is involuntary changeable ideally tuned to a opening mandate of roughly any pushing demand.
 
The entirely electronic nine-speed involuntary also facilities on-the-fly shift-map changing with Auto Stick manual-shift capability.
 
A singular set of 4 overdrive ratios urge highway fuel potency and revoke altogether NVH levels.
 
Engaging pushing dynamics
The 2019 Fiat 500X facilities enchanting pushing dynamics with aloft float and handling. A tuned electric appetite steering (EPS) element provides extended doing and softened fuel efficiency, while aloft torsional acerbity and NVH applications broach an unusually still cabin.
 
An endless use of high-strength steel reinforces a vehicle’s dynamics and crashworthiness, while optimizing weight for limit fuel efficiency. The eccentric front MacPherson strut cessation facilities lightweight, optimally sized components for nimble dynamics and still performance. The removed back cradle provides a quieter and smoother ride.
 
The 2019 Fiat 500X also facilities Koni magnitude resourceful damping (FSD) front strut and back startle absorbers to broach softened road-holding and doing characteristics. In addition, a Koni FSD element actively filters out high-frequency cessation inputs from disproportionate highway surfaces and adjusts for comfort and fibre while progressing glorious float control. 
 
Now standard, a all-wheel-drive element uses a disconnecting back spindle to urge fuel potency by shortening parasitic detriment when all-wheel expostulate is not needed.
 
Dynamic Selector System
The Fiat Dynamic Selector System offers 3 customized modes for optimal pushing performance. The motorist can name a many suitable automobile pattern for opposite pushing conditions:

  • Auto: The elementary mode calibrated for bland pushing and designed to safeguard optimal fuel efficiency, low emissions and pushing comfort. This is achieved with a smoother engine calibration, aloft assistance on steering and a change indicate optimized for low CO dioxide emissions
  • Sport: The engine calibration translates for a sportier feel and is tuned for a faster pushing response by ESC and steering adjustments. With all-wheel drive, this mode optimizes a driveline calibration for parallel dynamics
  • Traction +: A privately calibrated mode maximizes low-speed traction with low attrition and off-road surfaces by providing additional circle trip by specifically tuned framework controls and a some-more approach engine response       

Iconic Italian design

Exterior
The Fiat 500X leverages a iconic Cinquecento’s DNA to broach classical Italian character and additional belligerent clearway with 17- or 18-inch wheels.

The 2019 Fiat 500X has a rested extraneous with new front and back fascia designs, accessible LED daytime using lights and LED tail lamps.

New accessible headlamps with LED record complements a observable Fiat 500 character and provides 20 percent larger lighting capability compared with a before model. Visibility is extremely softened and consumes 5 times rebate appetite than normal halogen lights.

New LED headlamps also cover a wider prophesy area: during a speed of adult to 56 miles per hour (mph), obstacles are speckled adult to 4 seconds earlier – scarcely 330 feet before than with a customary halogen units.

Additional new pivotal pattern facilities for a automobile embody a stylish, high-tech LED signature frame around a front light module, providing a front of a new 500X a transparent and particular visible identity. In addition, new back LED tail lamps supplement a signature component that stands out on a highway and increases prominence and safety.

The Fiat 500X’s dual-pane sunroof (available on all indication configurations) offers a power-sliding breathtaking roof, with side potion panels that compare with a body-side piece steel for an open and atmospheric effect.

For 2019, 3 new extraneous paint colors (Italia Blue, Vibrante Green and Milano Ivory Tri-coat) element a far-reaching accumulation of 12 accessible paint tone options.

Consumers also have 3 all-new circle options, including a 17-inch china aluminum circle on Trekking models, 17-inch matte black machined circle on Trekking Plus models and an 18-inch matte anthracite machined aluminum circle for Trekking and Trekking Plus models.

Interior
The 2019 Fiat 500X adds a rested cockpit that includes new reward cloth seating fabrics that yield observable Italian style, additional space and application and gentle seating for five.
 
A new instrument cluster is featured with easy-to-read graphics and maintains a arrangement into 3 stylish round elements providing a ideal mix of selected looks and complicated technology. Two analogue dials with a speedometer and tachometers are organised on a sides, while a 3.5-inch reconfigurable thin-film transistor (TFT) arrangement in a core provides pivotal information to a motorist in a elementary and candid manner.
 
A new steering circle is contoured to safeguard softened positioning of a driver’s hands for ideal grip. The circle facilities reward Techno-leather upholstery, as good as mounted radio controls to safeguard stable pushing during all times. The ergonomic newcomer cell also contributes to a gentle and loose knowledge with easy-to-reach controls, gear-shift position and accessible front armrest.
 
Safety and security
The Fiat 500X offers scarcely 70 accessible reserve and certainty features, including new accessible Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Park Assist for combined newcomer preference and protection.
 
Adaptive Cruise Control can be activated for involuntary rebate of a set speed when a automobile is coming a automobile forward in a same lane, or when another automobile moves into a same lane. Adaptive Cruise Control earnings to a set speed when a automobile in front accelerates or moves to another lane. It also keeps a automobile during a stretch from a automobile forward set by a driver. It operates from a speed of 19 mph. With Front Park Assist, during low speeds ultrasonic sensors in a fender detect still objects. If a element detects a collision is imminent, it sounds an audio warning and automatically triggers a brief stop pulse.

The Fiat 500X is supplemented with both active and pacifist reserve and certainty features, including Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView back backup camera with energetic grid lines, ESC with electronic hurl slackening and 7 customary atmosphere bags.
 
Fourth-generation Uconnect systems
The 2019 Fiat 500X offers modernized technology, including customary Uconnect 4 with 7-inch touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; accessible navigation; Bluetooth hands-free calling, voice authority and streaming audio; and accessible SiriusXM Radio. The accessible BeatsAudio reward sound element includes 8 speakers and a subwoofer for studio-quality sound.

  • Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to entrance Apple Maps, Messages, phone and Apple Music by Siri Voice control or a Uconnect touchscreen
  • Android Auto enables easy and stable entrance to Google voice search, Google Maps and Google Play Music around a Uconnect 7-inch touchscreen or steering-wheel controls
  • Uconnect 4 element includes opening improvements with a faster start-up time, extended estimate power, clear imagery, and aloft fortitude and crook graphics

Model lineup
The new 2019 Fiat 500X is accessible in 3 indication configurations: Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus.
 
Pop
Starting during $25,785, a Fiat 500X Pop includes an contentment of calm during a poignant value. Standard facilities embody a all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine producing 177 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. of best-in-class torque with ESS record corresponding to a nine-speed involuntary transmission. Drivers will be means to conquer mixed highway surfaces and conditions with customary all-wheel-drive capability and a Dynamic Selector System optimal for a suitable expostulate settings. Hill-start Assist and Electronic Roll Mitigation record teach pushing certainty within a operation of conditions and scenarios that drivers might incur.
 
Classic Italian character is complemented with 17-inch china aluminum wheels and chrome extraneous accents, projector headlamps and new LED daytime using lamps and tail lamps, and appetite and exhilarated mirrors with spin signals.
 
Inside, new cloth seats and fold-flat front newcomer seats supplement comfort and 60/40 separate folding back seats that boost load capacity. A new leatherette steering circle and gear-shift doorknob supplement a reward coming with a tilt-and-telescoping steering mainstay for ergonomic comfort.
 
The new 2019 Fiat 500X Pop receives a latest Uconnect element along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, that embody easy-to-use features, extended estimate power, faster start-up times on a 7-inch touchscreen that displays high-resolution graphics.
 
Six-speaker audio provides amplified sound peculiarity and twin USB ports in a front and back core consoles, and charging and information upload functionality that enables drivers and passengers to suffer their favorite multi-media content.
 
Additional customary reserve and record facilities embody a certainty system, speed control, tire-inflator kit, remote start and ParkView back backup camera.
 
Trekking
Starting during $27,290, a Fiat 500X Trekking builds on a Pop indication and adds a imperishable front fascia with black grille and lead surround, as good as a back fascia that includes a lead appearance. Deep stain sunscreen potion adds to a assertive demeanour and involuntary headlamps and cornering front haze lamps yield softened visibility.
 
Adding to Trekking’s brave demeanour are lead doorway handles and a 17-inch china aluminum wheel.
 
Trekking interior facilities embody front and back reward quilted cloth seats, leatherette door-trim inserts and a multi-position load shelf row for storage convenience. A 3.5-inch tone TFT cluster shade provides easy navigation for automobile information and settings.
 
Trekking business also can suffer a giveaway 12-month hearing subscription to SiriusXM Radio.
 
Trekking Plus
At a tip of a 500X lineup is a new Trekking Plus model. Starting during $30,490, it adds additional reward Trekking calm and character that includes 17-inch matte black machined aluminum wheels, chrome illumination opening (DLO) frame and LED projector headlamps.

Inside, Trekking Plus models embody eight-way, exhilarated and leather appetite seats with four-way lumbar support. A blushed console and door-trim accents serve prominence a polished and reward cabin. Cargo storage also is extended with motorist seat-back pockets and is stable with a back load cell cover. Interior prominence also is extended from beyond ambient lighting and doorway pleasantness lamps educational side panels and load spaces.

Trekking Plus models accept a latest era Uconnect 4 infotainment element with 7-inch hold shade and navigation radio that offer turn-by-turn navigation directions with superb sound from a eight-speaker audio system.

Trekking Plus drivers and passengers will suffer assent of mind and comfort from a latest modernized reserve and record features, including ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist along with climate-controlled dual-zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) and an involuntary windshield defroster. An electrochromic rearview counterpart offers involuntary dimming capability for daylight/twilight driving.
 

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