Despite pulling the standard Fiat 500 from the U.S. market, Fiat has announced that it will introduce the 500X Sport model Stateside in 2020.
The 500X is the closest thing to an SUV produced by Fiat, which probably explains why they decided to market it in the U.S. The Sport version looks a little like the standard 500x's evil twin, with its revised body kit and Rovente Red exterior color, as well as a slightly tweaked interior.
It's also believed to cost roughly $2,500 more than the base model 500X.
3 Sporty Appearance
The Sport version is pretty much just an appearance package, featuring LED headlights, side moldings painted in the same color as the rest of the body, a "Sport" badge, and dual chrome exhaust. The wheels are 18 inches as standard, but 19-inch rims wrapped in Michelin CrossClimate tires will be an option.
There will only be one engine available, a 1.3-liter four-cylinder producing a respectable 177 horsepower thanks to its turbocharger. The transmission is a nine-speed automatic, and the all-wheel-drive system has an automatic disconnecting rear axle as standard. Just as the regular 500X, the Sport model can be loaded with different driver-assistance features - such as adaptive cruise control and front park assist.
1 Fancy Interior
We can't get enough of Alcantara, and it seems Fiat likes it too as there are Alcantara inserts on the steering wheel and on the gauge cluster. To keep the passengers from getting bored, there's a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The steering wheel has sporty-looking red stitching and paddle shifters, there are aluminum pedals, and the interior finish is darker than what you'd find in the regular 500X.
However, considering the sketchy reputation of the regular Fiat 500, it remains to be seen if anyone will actually buy the 500X Sport.