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Fiat has revised its small 500X. Cuddly design, and pout and draw something out of it that the car is a small SUV with a significantly improved engines.



Tom Grünweg

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Tuesday, 06.11.2018
04:47 PM

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The first impression: love me! While other SUV occur ostentatious or provocative, Fiat the 500X on the cuddle factor.

Says the manufacturer: The Harmless-Look seems to arrive. According to Fiat spokesperson Anne Wollek, the X-model of at least a quarter of the sales of the 500 series and for the Italian brand by far the most important. But the 500X is Fiat responsible for another reason – he is a Brand. “60 percent of buyers have previously driven not by Fiat,” said Wollek, and is happy about the unusually high conquest rate of the model.



The we noticed: the essence of The 500X is contagious friendly, and somehow you get when you Get in a good mood. Although the ambience is not effective, in spite of the touch screen and the display between the instruments four years after the debut of the car, a little old-fashioned, especially as Fiat processes the most precious materials. But a bit of hard plastic should not spoil the fun of a cheap compact car.

The powertrain and chassis contribute to the maintenance of good mood – at least in city traffic, where a small SUV such as the 500X are most likely to be home. Thanks to the very light steering, the car is agile conducting, the vote is pretty tight. The new three-cylinder Turbo-diesel gibbers, although due to the design a bit, but overall, the machine is revving and sound. So if you are surfing with the 500X through the metropolises and maintains even a reasonably good Conscience. Because the 500X is not only less aggressive than most of the other SUV, but as a smaller representative of the genus is also less thirsty. And clean, thanks to the current Revision, which has earned him a particle filter, also for Otto-motors. Visually, the 500X risked because of the pout Looks a fat lip, but the rear comes out, also due to the standard consumption of 6.0 liters, largely only thin air.

While the outer appearance of an SUV is soft, the 500X, in all the other disciplines in line with the competition. You sit a bit higher, therefore, more convenient and, enjoy the better view and feels safer than in a traditional compact car. And there is a little more space for the kids – after all, the trunk between 350 and 1000 litres.

The need to know: With the Update is the Fiat 500X is nominally around 1000 Euro more expensive, and starts now at 17.490 Euro. The Fiat-people expect the mark-up is nice and has more facilities: Required the Italians so far, even for the Radio fee is now the same, of course, on Board as a traffic sign detection, automatic cruise control and a lane guidance assistance.

Take a look in the interior of the Fiat 500X with our 360 degree photo:

A choice of six engines: Three subtly updated Diesel from 95 to 150 HP and three petrol engines, of which only the 1.6-litre and 110-HP naturally aspirated engine from the base model is unchanged, was adopted to stand for in the future. It is also in the test car active three-cylinder 1.0-Liter displacement and 120 HP of power ranks. He is with 190 Nm of torque afloat, reached a sprint value of 10.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and at full throttle at least 188 km/h. At the top of a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with 150 HP.

The creators of the 500X have designed a soft SUV. Nevertheless, it represents the Segment’s worthy: one of the few cars in its class, it is offered with all-wheel drive, but only in combination with the most powerful diesel unit.

We will not forget: The contrast between exterior and interior, and between the front and rear. Because while the 500X is out there designed in a colorful and loving, inside – up on the few a hurry to be specied in the color of the car – rather drab and grey. And while you may be in the front, slide the seats back so far that it rarely comes to the steering Wheel, in the rear, in General, quite small. But you can still see, of course, also positive and just start cuddling.

Vehicle registration certificate


500X (2018)


Three-Cylinder Bezindirekteinspritzer-Turbo

Six-Speed Manual Transmission


999 CC

120 HP (88 kW)

190 Nm

From 0 to 100:
10,9 s

Maximum speed:
188 km/h

Consumption (ECE):
6.0 Liter

CO2 emissions:
138 g/km

350 litres

1,000 litres

1.395 kg

4265 / 1796 / 1595

19.100 EUR

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