Thursday, January 20, 2022
Auto Shows & Events LA Auto Show 2018: 2019 Fiat 500X – Looking For A Comeback!

LA Auto Show 2018: 2019 Fiat 500X – Looking For A Comeback!

Despite Fiat delivery numbers indicating that the Italian carmaker’s best days are behind it, FCA’s not going to go down without a fight.

For 2019, the 500X crossover returns with an enhanced design, more technology, and hope. The new 500X’s styling is a proper evolution from the previous car with revised front a rear designs and while its looks may be a conversation-starter, what lurks beneath the bonnet is the real story.

The 500X will be powered by an all-new 1.3-litre direct-injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with engine stop-start (ESS) technology. If displacement seems small, the power number says otherwise. With 177-horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. of torque, the 500X promises to be good fun to drive around in.

Also included as standard are a 9-speed automatic transmission and an AWD system with a disconnecting rear axle – both further contributing to improved fuel consumption numbers.

The 2019 Fiat 500X Pop’s base price is set at $31,995 and includes a battery of safety and infotainment technologies. Look for a standard 7-inch screen with Uconnect, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and much more. For an extra $1,000, the Trekking includes a rugged front fascia, satellite radio, and navigation. A further $1,000 adds power heated leather seats and many more features.

The new 500X arrives in Fiat studios in the Spring of 2019. Whether or not it will contribute in turning the tide remains to be seen.

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus | Photo: Fiat

Trending Now

The Median EPA Range of Electric Vehicles Decreased in 2021

The median range of all of the electric vehicles sold in America in 2021 was lower than in 2020 or 2019 The median...

Honda and LG Energy Solution are working on a joint venture to build Batteries in the US

Honda is late to the game in terms of electric vehicles LG already supplies manufacturers such as Tesla, Volkswagen and GM Honda will...

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid : More Details

The Korean automaker has already unveiled the broad outlines of the second generation of its "green" crossover, the Niro, which offers three powertrain choices:...

Stellantis CEO Tavares Says Electrification is Politically Motivated

According to Tavares, politicians chose electrification and not the auto industry. Stellantis announced some of its electrification plans last September. Both Stellantis’ CEO Carlos...

The German Government Wants BMW to Speed up its Electrification

The German Economy minister visited many companies, including BMW to promote a faster electrification The automaker hopes to receive monetary help to speed...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.