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Fiat 500X (2015)Fiat 500X

Fiat 500X

The Fiat 500X, a compact crossover that completes the Italian manufacturer’s family of models based on its popular 500 supermini, will go on sale in the UK in the second quarter of 2015.

The car sits on a modified version of the SCCS platform that underpins the Fiat Punto and Vauxhall Corsa.

The engine range comprises four petrol engines and three diesels. Front-wheel drive models will be offered with a 108bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine, a 138bhp, turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine, or a 93bhp 1.3-litre turbodiesel or a 118bhp 1.6 turbodiesel. All-wheel-drive petrol models are powered by a 168bhp version of the turbocharged 1.4-litre or a 138bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel.

The 500X incorporates a ‘Drive Mode Selector’ that offers three modes: Auto is the most frugal, Sport is geared towards spirited driving and All Weather adjusts the settings to best cope with low-grip conditions. Cabin technology includes Uconnect colour touchscreen infotainment systems featuring Bluetooth and USB connectivity that can be operated via steering wheel controls and voice commands.

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