The Fiat 500X has been given a facelift for 2018, with cosmetic updates, new driver assistance aids and new petrol engine options.
It’s four years since the Fiat 500X – Fiat’s answer to the MINI Countryman – bowed in at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, so it’s time for a bit of an update for the 500X with some cosmetic tweaks, additional driver assistance tech and new petrol engine offerings.
There’s a choice of two flavours of 500X, with the Urban model getting new bumpers, and the more rugged 500X – also available as a more refined Cross Plus – getting aluminium (well, aluminium look) skid plates to make it look purposeful.
Also titivated are the lights, with new LED running lights, LED tail lights and LED headlights as standard, with the interior getting a revised instrument cluster, new steering wheel and some new switchgear.
But the biggest changes come under the bonnet, with a new range of petrol engines.
There’s a new turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0 litre petrol with 118bhp and six-speed manual, and a four-cylinder 1.3 litre with 148bhp with a six-speed DCT ‘box, as well as the current 1.6 litre E-Torq with 108bhp.
On the TEch front, the 500X now gets traffic sign recognition and lane keep assist as standard, as well as the option of adaptive cruise, city brake and blind spot, with 7″ infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay also standard across the range.
The update 500X is already available to order at Fiat’s UK dealers, with prices starting at £16,995 for the 500X Urban 1.6 110hp rising to £23,195 for the 500X Cross Plus 1.3 150hp DCT Automatic.
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