Fiat reveals specs for Fiat 500X Sport
17 Sep 2019
Fiat has released the details for the latest model to join its Fiat 500 Urban family, the Fiat 500X Sport.
We've been eagerly anticipating this one, as it's a funkier update of its predecessor that - as the name suggests - offers more obviously sporty styling and a higher level of performance.
Indeed, the list of features boasts specially tuned suspension settings and a 13cm lower ride height, alongside steering system calibration and 18-inch alloy wheels as standard for improved agility.
Drivers of the new cars will notice better ground adherence and dynamism, as well as enhanced responsiveness when entering curves, resulting in 26 per cent less understeer and 17 per cent less oversteer in extreme conditions.
In terms of looks, the 500X Sport is a definite winner, with body-coloured side skirts and wheel arches, a dual chrome exhaust and a diffuser-style rear bumper.
Sport Red pastel paint is available exclusively on this model, but you can also choose from Ice White, Cinema Black, Fashion Grey and Italia Blue, all of which can be combined with a black roof for that two-tone exterior we've come to love.
Inside the cabin, black fabric is teamed with techno-leather upholstery for a really luxe feel, something that's further enhanced by grey 500 logos on the seats, a steering wheel bezel, aluminium pedals and ambient lighting.
Finally, the new 500X Sport comes with a choice of two petrol engines: a 1.0-litre with 120hp and a six-speed manual gearbox; and a 1.3 with 150hp and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
If this sounds like just the type of vehicle you've been looking for, then you should be able to find new car deals on the 500X Sport starting from £22,500 on the road.
Fiat celebrated an incredible 60 years of the original 500 in 2017 with an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Launched as the Nuova 500 as a successor to the 500 Topolino, it is considered one of the first purpose-built city cars and was made to be both inexpensive and practical.
The Fiat 500X, meanwhile, made its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show as Fiat's second four-door hatchback subcompact crossover SUV.