2019 Fiat 500X Cross – Refreshed Design and New Technology. 2019 Fiat 500X Cross – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Subscribe.
Unmistakable expression of the best Fiat design, the New 500X has evolved to become even more modern and functional, introducing new features designed to provide comfort and safety, with attention to detail and the typical 500 family style.
The most interesting new features include new LED light clusters. The new daylight running lights and LED rear light clusters are standard and convey an even more modern look, perfectly in tune with the most recent style elements introduced on the 500 family. Available on demand are the new headlights with Full Led technology, made in partnership with Magneti Marelli, which in addition to the unmistakable 500 style, ensure more powerful lighting, being 20% brighter than the Xenon technology offered on the previous model. Visibility is considerably improved and they consume five times less energy than traditional halogen lights. Last but not least, they reduce eye fatigue, thanks to daylight-like illumination, as well as covering a wider vision area: at a speed of 90 km/h, for example, obstacles are spotted up to four seconds sooner – which is 100 metres -than with the standard halogen units.
Finally, one of the key design features of the car is the stylish, high-tech LED signature around the module, giving the front of the New 500X a clear, distinctive visual identity. Not to mention the rear light clusters, with LEDs to make them even more individual and recognisable, as well as increasing its visibility and thus safety on the road.
The new Urban version features all-new front and rear bumper design, while the Cross and City Cross have new-look protective skid plates to reassert their audacious identity. The new exterior design reasserts the two personalities of the model – the urban one for tackling city traffic at ease, courtesy of its compact dimensions and raised driving position, and the more Cross one for taking on out-of-town adventures, also with 4WD. Compact outside and roomy inside, its large and protective environment is embellished with the ample use of premium materials, high-quality finish and handy storage compartments. A comfortable interior, in unmistakable Italian style, with a choice of seven different interiors – created by combining different types of fabric, leather, finishes and colours – a wide range of seat settings and a roomy boot. One of the biggest innovations is a completely restyled cockpit, featuring a new instrument cluster with graphics that are now even easier to read, together with a new steering wheel which is contoured to ensure better positioning of the driver’s hands and perfect grip, premium Techno-leather upholstery and radio controls to ensure safe driving at all times. The ergonomic passenger compartment contributes to a comfortable and relaxed experience, also as a result of the easily reachable controls, gear stick position and handy front armrest.
The instrument panel maintains its arrangement into three circular elements, in the best 500 style, as the perfect blend of vintage looks and modern technology. Two analogue dials with speedometer and tachometers are arranged on the sides, while the 3.5″ reconfigurable TFT display in the middle provides key information to the driver in simple, straightforward manner.
Developed on a modular structure with 0.33 litre cylinder unit, the new turbo petrol engine line-up includes a three-cylinder 1-litre powerplant that delivers 120 HP and 190 Nm of peak torque paired with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive and a four-cylinder 1.3-litre engine with 150 HP and 270 Nm of torque, in this case combined with six-speed DCT dual clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.
Their specific architecture guarantees efficiency, modularity, a high degree of component and production process standardisation, flexibility and openness to future evolutions.
The new engines are made entirely from aluminium alloy, ensuring unbeatable lightness (the three-cylinder version weighs just 93 kg), while the cylinder block, developed in partnership with Teksid, is in high-pressure die-cast aluminium alloy, with a bedplate architecture for the best combination of ride, weight and structural performance.