Fiat has turned up the heat with this hot little Fiat 500X Sport
Fiat trotted out the new and improved 500X at the 2018 LA Auto Show.
This year the Italian carmaker follows up at Automobility LA with the
new 500X Sport trim intended to bestow a "youthful, sporty
appearance" on the 500X lineup. That starts with the Rovente Red
hue added to the color palette, "rovente" being Italian for
"scorching." The Sport gets a new front fascia that omits
the rugged-looking moldings on the Trekking trims, puts fog lights in
discrete housings at the lower corners, and paints the lower lip in
body color. Along the sides, the normally dark wheel arch liners and
side moldings are swapped for body color as well, while the mirrors
and door handles get dark-finish accents to go with a Sport badge on
the front fender. In back, dark-finish trim across the tailgate and
twin, chrome-finish tailpipes let the Fiat clan know this one is the
Standard fit is a set of 18-inch wheels in a new design. For the first
time on the 500X model, 19-inch wheels are an option, wrapped here in
Michelin CrossClimate all-season tires. Up top, buyers can take
advantage of another new option, a black roof.
The interior goes dark top and bottom. Instead of the light-colored
upper space, the headliner and pillars have been finished in deep gray
materials while the new Sport seats wear black fabric with vinyl
inserts and a gray "500" logo. Bright flashes come in the
aluminum pedal trim covers and instrument panel bezel finish. The
steering wheel invites grip with "techno-leather" and
Alcantara, plus proper paddle shifters. Alcantara also adorns the brow
over the gauge cluster, the gauges themselves done up with tweaked
Motivation comes from the same 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
found in the rest of the 500X lineup in the U.S., putting out 177
horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque through a nine-speed automatic
to all four wheels with on-demand all-wheel drive.
When the 500X Sport goes on sale in early 2020, dealers will ask
$26,895 plus a $1,495 destination charge, for a total of $29,390.
Pricing puts the Sport above the $27,740 Trekking while the top trim
remains the $30,990 Trekking Plus.
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