Order books will be open this December for FIAT’s 500X

Last week FIAT presented its all-new 500X to the UK media for the first time at the international launch in Turin. The all-new 500X is designed in two distinct flavours to suit every need and taste. FIAT want to temp many new customers with its all new crossover.

The FIAT 500X Pop, Pop Star and Lounge are designed to appeal to those with a fun-loving, spirited, metropolitan outlook. Whereas the Cross and Cross Plus rugged version has been designed with stylish, active adventures in mind.

The UK FIAT 500X range starts with the Pop version which features 16″ wheels with gloss silver hubcaps, body-coloured bumpers; chrome-effect brightwork; cruise control with speed limiter; manual air conditioning; remote central locking with electric front and rear windows; a height-adjustable driver’s seat and a body-coloured dashboard panel.

The Pop Star model adds 17-inch alloy wheels; body-coloured door mirrors; front fog lights with cornering illumination; automatic climate control; rear parking sensors;  “Drive Mode” selector and the five-inch Uconnect™ infotainment system with Bluetooth, as well as broader range of engine choices including the 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp and 1.4 MultiAir II 140hp manual or DDCT.

The Lounge version offers dark tinted rear windows; HID headlamps; an adjustable cargo floor; front floor mats; 18-inch alloy wheels; a chrome-effect exterior styling kit; a leather-trimmed gear shifter; the 6.5-inch Uconnect™ infotainment system with navigation; an adjustable front armrest with storage and ambient interior lighting.

Compared to the Pop Star version, the FIAT 500X Cross includes the Traction Plus system; dark tinted rear windows; roof bars; unique bumpers front and rear with chrome exhaust trims; Cross-specific 17-inch alloy wheels; satin silver exterior detailing; a leather-trimmed gear shifter; a special dashboard finish and an adjustable front armrest with storage.

The range-topping FIAT 500X Cross Plus builds on the high specification of the Cross but adds HID headlamps; an adjustable cargo floor; front floor mats; Cross Plus-specific 18-inch alloy wheels; the 6.5-inch Uconnect™ infotainment system with 3D navigation; the 3.5-inch TFT colour display and ambient interior lighting.

The new FIAT 500X will go on sale in the UK around April 2015. Pricing for the FIAT 500X will range from £14,595 OTR for the 1.6 E-torQ 110hp in Pop specification to £25,845 for the 2.0-litre MultiJet II 140hp AT AWD Cross Plus.

The first version of the FIAT 500X available to order in the UK will be the “Opening Edition”, offered with a choice of three powertrain options: 140hp 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II 4X2 manual, 120hp 1.6 MultiJet II 4X2 manual and 140hp 2.0 MultiJet II AWD nine-speed automatic.

The 4X2 models are based on the urban versions of the FIAT 500X and only will be available with an “Art Grey” pastel paint finish. Standard equipment will include a range of normally optional features at no extra cost to the customer, including 18-inch alloy wheels; automatic climate control; Safety Pack (Lane Assist; Blind Spot Assist; ParkView reversing camera and “Brake Control” anti-collision system; Comfort Pack (Keyless Entry & Keyless Go; front armrest and electric lumbar adjustment on the front seats); tinted rear windows and exclusive “Opening Edition” badge.

The AWD version is offered only in tri-coat “Amore Red” and, like the 4X2 version, includes a range of additional equipment at no additional cost, including the Uconnect™ 6.5-inch satellite navigation system; two-tone red-and-black leather interiors; Visibility Pack (rain and light sensors, power folding door mirrors, electro-chromic rear view mirror), steering wheel paddle shifters and exclusive Opening Edition badge.

Depending on the version, this can be worth up to £2,850 of additional content at no extra charge for the first FIAT 500X customers. Pricing for the FIAT 500X Opening Edition starts at £17,595 for the 1.4 MultiAir II 4X2 with order books due to open in December.

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