2020 Fiat 500X; Redesign, Specs & Release Date
The 2020 Fiat 500X is updated in the lights and bumpers; improves the safety equipment and debut new gasoline engines. The 1.3 turbo is lively but combined only with a little reactive automatic transmission.
Debut in autumn-the renewed and enriched 2020 Fiat 500X in July to be on sale between July and September 2018, and the camouflaged prototypes are defining on the road the innovations made. This is testified by the photos of the reader Stefano di Savona taken at these test-cars near Turin. The camouflage is present on the bumpers and headlights, but something can be guessed, even with the help of rumors circulating. The Redesigned Fiat 500X will keep its two proposals, one more town and the other closest to the logic SUV, but these two versions should be more differentiated from the stylistic point of view.
After four years, the Fiat 500X is refreshed: outside the bumpers change (more elegant for the Urban versions and “off-road” cut for the City Cross and Cross) and the lights. The lights are now made up of thin rectangular profiles, with the central part painted in the same color as the body, while the full led headlights (optional at 600 euros, in the Full Lights package) and daytime lights have “cut ring” luminous elements. Regarding the mechanics, the diesel (1.3 from 95 hp, 1.6 from 120 and, later, 2.0 from 150: the only one combined with the 4×4) gain the anti-NO filter with AdBlue fluid that is sprayed in the exhaust, and to the tried and tested 1.6 HP 120 hp there are two new turbo units: 1.0 three-cylinder 120 hp and 1.3 four-piston 150 hp: the first only with manual transmission, the second, subject of the test, only with a six-speed double clutch automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the Fiat 500X 1.4 turbos at GPL leaves the list : in the future, but not soon, it could be replaced by a gas version of one of the two new engines.
The interiors of the 2020 Fiat 500X are almost unchanged : they are convincing with the finishes of the front part of the passenger compartment. The dashboard, in fact, has a soft coating and a large painted insert that hides a second drawer (not refrigerated, like the lower one). New coatings, the steering wheel (which integrates intuitive controls, taken from the pre-upgrade 500X) and the dashboard (the lancet elements are read better, but the full-color screen between them you pay 250 euros). Behind the space is adequate for two adults, but the materials are less rich than those used in front. Unchanged the luggage compartment, of regular shape and well finished but not very large: 350 liters that pass to just 1000 making the back of the sofa go down. And the height-adjustable floor is charged separately: 100 euros.
2020 Fiat 500X Engine Specs & Performance
News and confirmations under the hood-according to the rumors, in the range Fiat 500X are expected the new FireFly engines Gasoline 1.0 3-cylinder with 72 hp, and 1.3 4-Cylinders from 101 hp. and the latter decree the retirement of the 1.6 E-Torq aspired from 110 hp. Then there is the rumor that the 101 hp 4-cylinder engine will be used in a mild-hybrid version in combination with an electric motor connected to a 48 Horsepower. All this with the maintenance in a range of the other current engines: the Turbo MultiAir from 140 and 170 hp, and the 1.4 T-Jet from 120 hp for the 500X Easy Power to LPG; In addition to the Multijet diesel 1.3, 1.6 and 2.0. As regards transmissions, the AT9 9-speed automatic transmission and the DCT double-clutch gearbox should be confirmed, as is the option of the integral traction.
the engine of the Fiat 500X pushes with vivacity, in particular between 3000 and 6000 rpm. The dual-clutch DCT robotized gearbox to which it is combined is less precise: it has fast and imperceptible passages, but it is also often “undecided” on which gear to engage. And the well-maneuverable manual transmission is reserved for 1.0. Convincing, as it was before the restyling, the steering: precise (thanks to the 18 ” circles of the 500X driven: 400 euros) and the right weight when driving “happy”. Only by maneuvering it could you want lighter: you miss the City button (present on many other Fiat) that increases the action of low-speed servo assistance
Having regard to the close relationship of the 2020 Fiat 500X and the Jeep Renegade, which are born on the same lines of the plant of Melfi in Basilicata, the latter should be subjected to restyling in the same period, with a contemporary launch at the Paris Motor Show. And now it seems certain that there will be another novelty dedicated to the most sporty, the Abarth 500X, with an engine from 200 or 240 hp, in line to rival the Seat Cupra Arona and the Mini Countryman