Canada Press Kit: 2018 Fiat 500X

FCA Canada: 2018 Fiat 500X Overview

Windsor, Ontario September 1, 2017 - The 2018 Fiat 500X delivers the Italian design and engaging driving dynamics that are synonymous with the FIAT brand. The 500X offers an advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features. The small crossover features two engine options, an available nine-speed transmission, and an AWD system with a disconnecting rear axle for improved fuel efficiency. Loaded with over 65 standard and available advanced safety and security features, the Fiat 500X is available in four trim models and 12 exterior colours to offer the personalization options that FIAT vehicles are known for.
 
New for 2018:
  • Uconnect 4 system standard on all 2018 Fiat 500X models, and includes a 7-inch display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
  • AWD Pop model
  • SiriusXM Travel Link makes every trip more efficient, SiriusXM Travel Link provides premium data services and information, including weather, fuel prices, sports and movies. Available on Uconnect 4 NAV
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus works with the vehicle’s navigation system to display traffic speed and flow information, along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas.
 
Highlights:
  • 2018 Fiat 500X combines together the authentic Italian design and engaging driving dynamics synonymous with the FIAT brand with an available advanced AWD system, unmatched functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features
  • Fiat 500X leverages the iconic Cinquecento’s DNA to deliver classic Italian style with additional space and utility, featuring comfortable seating for five, clever storage and additional ground clearance with 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels. The 500X’s dual-pane sunroof (available on Sport, Trekking and Lounge models) offers a power sliding panoramic roof, with side glass panels that match with the bodyside sheet metal for a wide, spacious effect
  • Fiat 500X Trekking features rugged styling, with Satin Silver accents and unique front and rear fascia designs for a more distinct, adventurous look
  • As the first Fiat vehicle available with AWD, the Fiat 500X delivers performance, fuel economy and capability through thoughtfully engineered systems and components
  • Standard on the 500X Pop, the 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and generates 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque for a spirited driving experience
  • The 2.4-litre Tigershark I-4 engine with MultiAir (standard on the Sport, Trekking and Lounge models; available on the Pop) is paired with the segment’s first nine-speed automatic transmission, producing 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The nine-speed transmission enables the vehicle to optimize engine output and enable aggressive launches and smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds
  • The AWD system utilizes a disconnecting rear axle to improve efficiency by reducing parasitic loss when all-wheel drive is not needed
  • Dynamic Selector system allows drivers to select the most suitable vehicle configuration for different driving conditions
  • Loaded with over 65 standard and available advanced safety and security features, including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection
  • The 2018 Fiat 500X offers advanced technology, including standard Uconnect 4 seven-inch touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; Bluetooth handsfree calling, voice command and streaming audio; available navigation; and available SiriusXM Radio. The available BeatsAudio premium sound system includes eight speakers and a subwoofer for studio-quality sound
  • Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, Messages, phone and Apple Music through Siri Voice control or the Uconnect touchscreen
  • Android Auto enables easy and safe access to Google voice search, Google Maps and Google Play Music via the Uconnect 7-inch touchscreen or steering wheel controls
  • Uconnect 4 system includes performance improvements with faster startup time, enhanced processing power, vivid imagery, plus higher resolution and sharper graphics
 
Model Lineup
For 2018, the Fiat 500X lineup consists of four models:
  • Pop
  • Sport
  • Trekking
  • Lounge
 
Available Exterior Colours:
  • Arancio (Orange)
  • Bianco Gelato (White Clear Coat)
  • Blue Sky (Metallic)
  • Blu Venezia (Blue Metallic)
  • Giallo Tristrato (Tri-coat Yellow)
  • Grigio Argento (Grey Metallic)
  • Grigio Graphite (Graphite Grey)
  • Nero Cinema (Black Clear Coat)
  • Rame Chiaro (Light Copper)
  • Rosso Amore (Tri-coat Red)
  • Rosso Passione (Red Hypnotique Clear Coat)
 
Available Interior Colours:
  • Nero/Grigio (black/grey) (cloth)
  • Nero/Rosso (black/red) (cloth)
  • Nero (black) (premium cloth, premium leather)
  • Cuoio Anticato (Tobacco) (premium leather)


FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 95th anniversary in 2020. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers that sell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo products, as well as SRT performance products. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Grand Caravan (Windsor) and Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.