The system can also read text messages on compatible smartphones. Optimum functionality is ensured by the seat adjustment options and the spacious luggage compartment 350 litres. A passenger compartment that's undeniably Italian, offering all the on-board wellbeing typical of vehicles in higher segments. What's more, for guaranteed occupant protection, the new Fiat crossover combines a body designed according to the most modern criteria with active and passive safety content to ensure excellent performance. A dynamic line grid to use as reference for parking manoeuvres in tight spots and narrow spaces is displayed on the screen. The new 'Urban' look features an all-new front and rear bumper design to make tackling city traffic chic, while the new Cross look adds new-look protective skid plates for taking on adventures.
In conditions with poor or no grip on a drive wheel, the control unit detects drive wheel slippage and instructs the hydraulic circuit to apply braking force to the wheel with lower grip, thus transferring power to the wheel on the surface providing the better grip. A car with character like the Fiat 500X boasts one of its strengths in its driving seat. It comes in two states of tune, with 103kW and 230Nm in the front-drive models and 125kW and 250Nm in the all-wheel-drives. The 2015 Fiat 500 is a modern interpretation of 1957's tiny, rear-engined original. The system adapts its operation according to the wheel grip conditions and to the brake pad efficiency, also reducing brake pad overheating.
The first is the solution most commonly used on Fiat models, while the second is new for the brand and for the segment: in fact, a particular feature of the 500X's four-wheel drive is the adoption of a rear axle disconnection system that permits a reduction in energy wasted through drag when four-wheel drive operation is not required, thus ensuring greater efficiency in terms of consumption. Technical Service With the launch of the new 500X, the activities of Technical Service - provided by Mopar through the Service Network of Dealerships and Authorised Workshops and Body Shops - have also been updated to offer a service that always keeps pace with technological innovation. Depending on the trim level, two stylish finishes are available for the central tunnel and the door panels: a geometric pattern born from the revisited Carbon Look or a continuous brushed steel. The innovative transmission also ensures increased reactivity, with faster acceleration and more fluid gear shifting. Designed by the Centro Stile Fiat, the new crossover extends the 500 family, comprising the 500, 500C, 500L, 500L Trekking and 500L Living models - cars diverse in vocation and character, but which all share the same roots: the iconic Fiat 500 of 1957. In four-wheel drive vehicles, the system switches to specific set-ups to enhance the vehicle dynamic.
The engine is fitted as standard with a smart alternator for maximum efficiency. Conclusion By and large, the Fiat 500X is an improvement over the the 500 and 500L. As it is expected to be fitted to most cars sold, it was included in the assessment. Even when you upgrade into the bigger 2. Finally, the system can read text messages and respond using voice controls or the touchscreen with one of a set of 18 pre-programmed messages. The driver can also make and receive telephone calls hands free after connecting an enabled smartphone to the Uconnect system using Bluetooth technology.
Fiat 500X Lounge also receives 18-inch alloy wheels, a 3. Customers will have a choice of 14 different colours, including the new tricoat Ivory, metallic Blue Italia and Techno Green. For list prices for other markets Germany, France, Spain and Switzerland please check the local websites and access the dedicated international press area directly from the home page. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body areas was good. In other cases, the system mitigates the collision, but also alerts the driver, who then has the chance to react and avoid impact. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded.
Braking system The Fiat 500X's hydraulic, power-assisted braking system comprises two independent, crossover circuits and has proven particularly effective in allowing prompt, progressive braking, as well as shorter stopping distances. Even the entry level Pop has 16-inch alloy wheels, a 3. The hatchback offers Pop, Sport, Lounge and Turbo trim levels, while the soft-top 500c comes in Pop and Lounge. Simply connect your smartphone to the 500X to display and control a host of applications from the Uconnect touchscreen. The 500 Sport model is differentiated by a sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch wheels and a variety of aesthetic touches including red brake calipers and a subtle rear spoiler.
In line with the blue and black theme of the body, the mostly black interior received Katzkin leather seats with blue borders. The simplified 500X range is now available in three trim levels, combined with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines. Fiat tunes this engine to three power levels: The base hatchback and cabriolet get 101 horsepower naturally aspirated , the Turbo makes 135 horsepower and the Abarth, also turbocharged, crank out 160 horsepower. If the is to distinguish itself against a market that includes its cousin, the Fiat needs to pull out all the stops to give it an edge. The TomTom Routes function is the easiest way to calculate the fastest route, based on both current user speed data and permitted limits.
The vehicle's solid, robust appearance finds its perfect stylistic balance in the harmonious lines contained in its modest dimensions: the car is 4. What's more, thanks to the adoption of outstanding off-road features such as specific bumpers and protective skid plates, the Cross and Cross Plus versions of the 500X ensure excellent typical off-road angles: the approach angle is 21. Depending on your preferences, you can give your 500X a city look for that supersized 500 vibe available in Pop, Pop Star and Lounge trim levels or an off-road look that adds faux skid plates and bumpers available in Cross and Cross Plus versions for a more rugged stance. With so many options, users can adapt the technology just how they prefer. The 500X suffers the traditional drawbacks of being a tall, boxy and heavy small car. Over the last 20 years, the factory has housed the production of various Fiat and Lancia models, such as the Fiat Punto 1994 , Lancia Ypsilon 1995 , new Ypsilon 2003 , Grande Punto 2005 and Punto Evo 2009 , producing a total of 5,645,275 vehicles by 2013. Seven air bags are installed in all models.
Dre, the system designed to revolutionise your on-board music experience. Enhancing the 500X's functionality are a wide range of roof boxes and systems for transporting winter and water sports equipment bikes, surfboards, skis, snowboards, etc. The top of the range equipment on this model is sure to attract attention. A geometric assessment of the rear seats indicated marginal whiplash protection. The only vehicle in the segment to offer this, with the exception of the Jeep Renegade, the rear-axle disconnect switches between two- and four-wheel drive - seamlessly and at any speed -, ensuring engine torque transfer without no need for driver input. Manual Description Prolonged and faulty failure to comply with this precaution intervals. Teamed with a six-speed manual gearbox, the 1.
A lane departure warning system is available as an option. The 500X represents a new dimension of the unmistakable 500 in which iconic style and the modern crossover concept collide, with the addition of the respectable off-road capability of a version that's perfect for outdoor pursuits. Finally, an oil bath clutch - housed in the rear differential - uses specific patented algorithms to provide the appropriate level of torque in every driving situation, even on poor grip surfaces and during aggressive starts and sports driving. The Fiat 500X's eco:Drive mobile app is now connected via cloud for automatic driving data transfer. On top of that, the 500X also gets an upscale interior to go with a plethora of engine options for customers can choose from. The 500e uses a single-speed automatic.