FIAT has announced its new 500X crossover will arrive in the U.S. market in the second quarter of 2015 as a 2016 model, starting at $20,000.
“The Fiat 500X is the next step of FIAT expansion in the North American market,” said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand North America, FCA US LLC. “Personalization is a big part of who we are as a brand, so we are giving our customers a chance to jump-start the process and customize a Fiat 500X that fits their own needs and personality. Also, FIAT fans can now visit a studio to reserve a vehicle and be one of the first to own the Italian-made Fiat 500X.”
The Fiat 500X is available in five trim levels; the Street series models, including the Pop, Easy and Lounge, feature a more urban appearance while the Trekking and Trekking Plus models feature a more aggressive and athletic look with unique front and rear fascia designs and satin silver accents.
MSRP for the various trim levels are as follow:
- Pop: $20,000
- Easy: $22,300
- Trekking: $23,100
- Lounge: $24,850
- Trekking Plus: $27,100
These prices exclude a destination charge of $900, taxes, title and registration fees.
The Easy, Trekking, Lounge and Trekking Plus models are also available with the Fiat 500X’ all-wheel-drive system for an additional $1,900.
In the United States, the all-new Fiat 500X is available with the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission, with an output of 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque; or with the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine producing 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. This latest is paired exclusively to a nine-speed automatic transmission on all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive models.
A disconnecting rear axle allows for reduced parasitic loss when available all-wheel-drive capability is not needed, said FIAT, improving fuel efficiency.
FIAT has not yet revealed fuel consumption estimates.
The vehicle can can now be configured at www.fiatusa.com.