2018 Fiat 500X update detailed

Fiat’s retro crossover receives subtle makeover for 2018 model year

Fiat 500 X Cover MAIN Jpg

Fiat’s 500X has received minor updates for the 2018 model year, including a choice of new paint colours, and a subtle interior tweak to keep the compact SUV looking fresh in a consistently competitive segment.

Revealed today for the US Market, it is understood the updated Fiat 500X will arrive in Australia from the first quarter of next year.

Fiat 500 X Front Quarter Jpg

Exterior revisions are limited to the addition of two new colours for the 500X: Donatello Bronze, and Alpi Matte Green.

Inside, the subtle updates include the introduction of a new 7.0-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

North American customers can option a TomTom 3D navigation system, along with Uconnect Live net-based services. It is not clear if this will be available for Australian buyers.

Fiat 500 X Interior Screen Music Jpg

Pricing and specification for the updated 2018 500X in Australia will be revealed closer to the launch date.

The current Fiat 500X line-up has four variants: Pop, Pop Star, Lounge, and Cross Plus. All are powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine. The Pop and Pop Star have 103kW and 230Nm at their disposal, while the Lounge and Cross Plus make 125kW and 250Nm.

The Pop badged 500X starts at $25,500 driveaway for the manual, and $30,000 driveaway for the semi-automatic.

Pop Star variants cost an additional $2,000 over the auto Pop, while the Lounge costs $37,000. As the flagship of the range, the Cross Plus carries the highest premium of $38,000.

Fiat 500 X Interior Wide Jpg


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