The Fiat 500X in the pictures is highly camouflaged and was seen in south eastern Michigan while it was refuelling. It is covered in basic black and so it is hard to see what is underneath but it seems that there are some round soft shapes. These are possibly just stuck on in order to try to put people off what is underneath. However, there are some similarities to the 500L which can be easily spotted. The 500L is the five door sister of this car which is larger. The front corner windows and two piece A-pillars are missing so the 500X just has a plain single pillar rather than the funky one. It also has a more steeply raked back light compared to the current model.
There are hardly any 500L’s in the USA. It is actually marketed more in Europe as a car for shoppers who want something small and quirky and this will be similar but a bit more butch and it could work a lot better for them.
The 500X will used the small wide platform from the Fiat group which is the same one that is under the Jeep Renegade and the Fiat 500L. Fiat has also admitted that the car will be sold in the US recently, having recently implied that it would not be sold there. 4It is expected that there may be a choice of two engines on the vehicle. This is because the Jeep Renagade has either a 1.4 or 2.4 engine and so it is expected that these will both be used. It is also expected that there will be a choice between front or four wheel drive.
The main competition for the car will be from the Mini Countryman, Nissan Juk and Chevrolet Trax. It is expected that it will appear at Paris or Los Angeles to debut and then it will be seen in showrooms towards the beginning of next year. The price will have to be good in order for it to sell well and so this means that it should be somewhere between the $20,045 of the 500L and the $23,600 of the Mini Countryman.