By Veeno Dewan
Windsor, Ontario – Powered by an all-new fuel-efficient turbocharged engine and wrapped in head-turning Italian design, the new 2019 Fiat 500X recently debuted at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2019 Fiat 500X features an all-new, standard-equipped 1.3-litre turbocharged engine with the latest iteration of the FCA exclusive MultiAir technology (called MultiAir III) valve-actuation, and engine stop-start (ESS) technology and best-in-class torque. Also standard are a nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system with a disconnecting rear axle that contributes to improved fuel efficiency. Power in the 2019 Fiat 500X comes from an all-new, standard-equipment 1.3-litre direct-injection four-cylinder turbocharged engine featuring a 70 mm bore and 86.5 mm stroke for a total displacement of 1,332 cc. Engine performance includes 177 horsepower and a best-in-class peak torque rating of 210 lb.-ft.
At $31,995, the Fiat 500X Pop includes an abundance of content at a significant value. Starting at $32,995, the Fiat 500X Trekking builds on the Pop model and adds a rugged front fascia with black grille and metallic surround as well as a rear fascia that includes a metallic appearance. Deep tint sunscreen glass adds to the aggressive look plus automatic headlamps and cornering front fog lamps provide improved visibility. Adding to Trekking’s adventurous look are metallic door handles and a 17-inch silver machined aluminum wheel. Trekking interior features include front and rear premium quilted cloth seats, leatherette door-trim inserts and a multi-position cargo shelf panel for storage convenience. A 3.5-inch colour TFT cluster screen provides easy navigation for vehicle information and settings.
Trekking customers also can enjoy SiriusXM Radio with a 1-year subscription. At the top of the 500X lineup is the new Trekking Plus model. Starting at $33,995, it adds additional premium Trekking content and style that includes 17-inch matte black machined aluminum wheels, chrome daylight opening (DLO) molding and LED projector headlamps. Inside, Trekking Plus models include eight-way, heated and leather-faced power seats with four-way lumbar support. A blushed console and door-trim accents further highlight the refined and premium cabin. Trekking Plus models receive the latest generation Uconnect 4 NAV multimedia centre with 7-inch touch screen and navigation that offers turn-by-turn directions with outstanding sound from the eight-speaker audio system.