X-Plore the FIAT 500X and its Many Personalities…
The new 500X range X-plained
Fiat knew they were on to a winner when they decided to bring back the 500 but even they couldn’t have forecasted just how successful their little supermini went on to become. Thanks to the wonderfully fashionable and stylish aesthetic, agreeable finance deals and superb driving qualities, the 500 is a roaring success. The fun doesn’t stop there though, as FIAT has taken all of those selling points and stuck them in a more substantial package to suit buyers who need that little bit more practicality, enter the 500X.
The FIAT 500X is still immediately identifiable as part of the 500 family thanks to its bubble-shaped silhouette however it offers a higher ride height, a more accessible cabin and a bigger boot.
Right now there are three main designs available for the latest version of the 500X, the Urban Look, the Cross Look and the 500X Sport.
The Urban look is, as you would expect, designed for cars that will serve most of their miles in an urban environment, so there is more emphasis on styling and driving technology. With this model, you get day time running lights, a leather steering wheel with audio controls, 7-inch touchscreen with DAB, Bluetooth, USB and Aux connectivity, Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
The Cross look is the model geared toward the more adventurous vehicle owners, and it adds to the spec of the Urban look model with fog lights, parking sensors, protective body panelling, lane assist and traffic sign recognition.
Last but not least is the 500X Sport model which is by far the most visually attractive in the 500X range. This model boasts body-coloured sills which give the impression of a lower and more dynamic vehicle, this is complemented by the blacked-out trim and rear windows, the dual chrome exhaust is merely a cherry on the top. The door mirrors and handles are also finished ina sort of matt-titanium paintwork which sets the car apart from the rest of the 500X range. Last but not least the 500X Sport comes with a funky set of 19” alloy wheels which, in our opinion, look rather fancy.
Inside the 500X you’ll find Alcantara inserts with red stitching on the multi-function steering wheel. The whole of the cabin is considerably more aggressive and sporty than the non-sport models, with the upholstery completed in a combination of black fabric and black techno leather materials mated together with red and grey stitching.
You can buy the Sport model with a 1.0 litre 120 horsepower engine, but if you’re buying a 500X Sport surely you’ll want the fruitier power plant? We’d recommend the 1.3-litre petrol engine which has 150 horsepower and is still good for a solid 42 mpg.
In terms of pricing, the 500X Urban Look model is on sale now with prices from £18,500, the Cross Look is on sale from £19,500 and the 500X Sport will go on sale from £22,500. Just like the 500 city-car, FIAT are offering ultra-competitive finance deals on these models, so get behind the wheel with a test drive and find a payment structure that suits you.
Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) offers
- Urban from £175 per month x 40 months with 0% APR
- City Cross from £179 per month x 40 months with 0% APR
- Sport from £189 per month x 40 months with 0% APR