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Fiat 500X Crossover launching in 2013 - report

 Fiat 500X Crossover launching in 2013 - report
2013 Fiat 500L

Fiat is planning on extending their 500 range with a crossover variant. It will be called the 500X and will become the fourth model of the series, joining the 500 three-door hatchback, 500 Abarth, 500C Convertible and the 500L four door hatchback (pictured).

It will use the same platform as the 500L and will be slightly longer with a length of 4200mm while we should also see a higher roof. The same engine options will also be inherited. These include the two-cylinder 0.9-L TwinAir and four-cylinder 1.4-L petrol engines as well as the turbocharged 1.3 MultiJet II diesel unit.

Additionally, the new 500X will provide the basis for a new Jeep branded model that is currently only known as the B-SUV

Production will begin in December 2013 at the company's facility in Mirafiori, Turin where they hope to produce around 280,000 crossovers every year.

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ebarsy
This is one of the worst example of a "Crossover" I've seen to date, I'm sick of this lets make our car taller and call it a crossover trend. What happened to SUVs that were 4x4? not tall AWD cars... It defeats the purpose of it. Just build an estate/wagon instead.
Mar 31, 2012 12:55 pm
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Renyeo
Fiat's TwinAir may suits the European just fine but American and Chinese markets will not like them for their inherently unrefined nature. Ford's ultra-smooth 1-liter 3-pot 123hp EcoBoost could be the real deal.
Mar 30, 2012 6:25 pm
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zyzyphe
Oh no! MINI did the same mistake. As Countryman, this design will certainly hurt my eyes
Mar 30, 2012 1:08 pm
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16000rpm
FACETABLE!
Mar 30, 2012 10:43 am
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Wojciech
I pass 500L every day with a little camo (fiat, not me:)- it looks odd, like a puzzled insect. Car is too tall, wheels are too small...
Mar 30, 2012 10:26 am
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velsatis
Facepalm!!!
Mar 30, 2012 9:46 am
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