Updated Fiat 500X gains new petrol engines

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Two new petrol engines and additional safety systems lead a package of updates to the Fiat 500X crossover.

The 500X becomes the first Fiat to employ turbo petrol unit that are all compliant with the latest Euro 6D emissions regulations and fitted with Gasoline Particle Filters. The engines comprise a three-cylinder 1.0-litre unit with 120hp and 190Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, and a four-cylinder 1.3-litre of 150hp and 270Nm, combined with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The new engines are made entirely from aluminium alloy, the three-cylinder version weighing just 93kg. They also include several technical advances, such as continual control of intake valve opening and timing, to improve both performance fuel efficiency.

Also available is an entry-level 1.6-litre unit with 110hp and a manual transmission. This has been updated to meet the Euro 6D emissions regulations, and now comes with stop-and-start technology.

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New driving assistance technology now available for the 500X includes Traffic Sign Recognition, Speed Advisor (which matches the speed of the car to the speed limit identified by the Traffic Sign Recognition) and Lane Assist, all now included as standard on all versions of the car.

Blind Spot Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and City Brake Control (autonomous emergency braking) are on the options list.

All versions of the 500X are now supplied with Fiat’s Uconnect infotainment system, accessed through a seven-inch touchscreen and including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Revisions to the exterior include new LED daytime running lights, LED headlights and rear lights. The three trim levels – Urban, City Cross and Cross – are given bespoke treatments. Urban gains a new front and rear bumper design, while the new Cross look adds protective skid plates.

Fiat dealers are taking orders for the new 500X now, at prices starting from £16,995.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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