The all-new 2017 Fiat 500X is set for a comeback soon. Its release date, in fact, has been set for mid-2017 according to multiple sources. Recently, a 2017 500X test mule was caught testing in Europe. And as was apparent, the new model continues to build on the unmistakable identity of the 500 in which a modern crossover concept and iconic style collide. While information herein is based on speculation and teaser photos, it aggregates most of the features that any potential buyer should expect. Be my guest for today!
From the spy pictures, it is evident that the new model offers quality, rationality, and flexibility, thanks to the unequivocal expression of “Made in Flat” design it is based on. The design concept is mirrored on the choice of premium fabrics and materials, ample interior space, and compact dimensions it comes with. Also, teaser pics of the Fiat 500X interior show it comes with upgraded technology at the service of convenience, infotainment, comfort, safety, and on-board well-being.
While we admit that the 2017 Fiat 500X competition list is abrasive, we can’t deny the fact that Fiat has managed to hold on its own quite well with constant refreshments over the years that have led to its success over the years. Without any fear of contradiction, the new model is fun and enjoyable for everyday driving. Add a bit of off-road capability and you’ve got yourself an excellent SUV capable of cruising on most terrains.
To sum it all, the new 2017 Fiat 500X returns in the quickly expanding subcompact crossover segment by offering a myriad of strengths such as those aforementioned plus thrifty fuel economy, decent interior space, some Italian flair, and nimble driving manners. Others are top-notch safety features, easy-to-use tech controls, distinctive and well-made cabin, and a competitive price structure. But not all is a bed of roses for the 500X especially considering the existing model, which was criticized for its meagre cargo room, clunky and confused automatic transmission, firm ride quality, and average fuel consumption.
Although we can’t confirm or deny that the new facelifts have eliminated all of the shortcomings, we can confidently say that it is working towards eliminating most of them if recent reports are anything to go by. The history of the 500 began in the US four years ago. It was full of personality and brought the much needed rejuvenation lacking at the time. Then the Fiat 500L came, and finally the 500X. If there’s anything Fiat is well-known for – if you ask me – is its ability to come with constant innovations that match consumer feedback.
Well, good as it may seem, the Fiat 500X 2017 isn’t the only vehicle to consider in the subcompact SUV segment. Alternatives to consider include the 2017 Mazda CX-3, 2017 Kia Soul, 2016 Nissan Juke, and the 2017 Honda HR-V.
2017 Fiat 500X Release Date & Price
Pricing and release date details are still unknown. Although speculative, buyers should expect the most basic version of the 2017 500X to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $25,330. Its release date, on the hand, should be expected sometime in mid-2017. Exacting info should be available within the next few months. Watch this space!
2017 Fiat 500X Exterior Spy Pictures
As the spy pics suggest, the new model returns with a solid, robust appearance. We’re unable at this point in time to offer conclusive data on the state of its dimensions – whether or not they’ve changed. But even with its current dimensions, the new Fiat 500X still manages to look stylish and nimble.
Some of the exterior features you should expect include sixteen-inch alloy wheels (500X Easy), 17-inch alloy wheels (500X Easy), ambient LED lighting, 18-inch wheels (500X Trekking), a removable height-adjustable cargo floor panel, foglights, automatic headlights, and a more rugged front fascia.
2017 Fiat 500X Interior Pics
What better way is there than to merge the exterior compact dimensions with the well-laid out interior boasting of a host of practical storage compartments, ample space, and high-quality materials and fit-and-finish designs.
Details of the accessories to expect should be expected sometime closer to its release date.
Five trims should be expected for the 2017 Fiat 500X: Lounge, Trekking, Easy, Trekking Plus, and Pop.
Beneath the hood of the Fiat 500X 2017 are two engine options: a 180 horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder, and a 160 horsepower, turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder. MPG ratings should be expected somewhere around 25 mpg for combined city/highway cruising.
Wheelbase: 101.2 in
Length: 167.2 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 92 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12 cu ft
Curb weight: 1,320 kg (2,910 lbs)
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7,8 sec
MPG: 25/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Rosso Amore, Arancio, Verde Toscana, Bianco Gelato, Grigio Argento, Nero Cinema, Giallo Tristrato, Rosso Passione…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Safety technologies and driver-assist features may be lacking as of this review writing, but judging from the redesign changes it is set to receive, it might also be wise to speculate that it’ll receive plenty of new safety technologies. Details of the crash assessment will be updated here once the relevant authorities are through conducting them.