Fiat 500X and Fiat 500L at Geneva Motor Show 2016

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Fiat at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show

The Tipo family

Fiat 124 Spider

New Fiat 500S

Fiat 500X and Fiat 500L

Fiat Panda

Fiat Fullback Show Car

Fiat stand


The 500X will not cease to attract visitors: two cars, one sporting the off-road Cross Plus trim level with special bumpers, protective shields and Traction Plus two-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive, and one showcasing the Lounge trim level features, which expresses the more luxurious side of the Fiat SUV's metropolitan personality, will be on display.

The first four-wheel drive Cross Plus, with Giallo Amalfi three-coat paint and tobacco leather interior, fits a powerful 1.4 MultiAir 170 HP and an innovative nine-speed automatic transmission for achieving the perfect balance between driving comfort and sporty feel, guaranteeing outstanding pick-up and smooth torque delivery.

Furthermore, the innovative all-wheel drive system optimises the performance and fuel consumption ratio thanks to the disconnect function that, when not necessary, completely disengages the 4x4 system, eliminating gear and shaft rotation, thus eliminating losses due to friction and inertia and bringing the performance closer to that of a two-wheel drive vehicle of equal trim. This model offers the best on-board comfort thanks to electrically adjustable front seats with eight-way lumbar support, which is also electrically adjustable in four positions.

By its side will be a 500X Lounge in Gelato White, equipped with the handy tablet holder and the worktable which is anchored to the front seat. Also made by Mopar are the mats with metal plated logo and the Fiat-branded tyre valve caps. A small but significant example of the extensive collection of accessories that make the new SUV even more distinctive.

The car is equipped with the 1.4 MultiAir 140 HP engine paired with a dual clutch automatic and sequential transmission, consisting of two parallel transmissions. Compared with traditional automatic transmissions, it allows extremely fast gear shifts as well as improved efficiency and a reduction in fuel consumption.

The 500X leads the segment in terms of technology and safety systems. Both vehicles on show are equipped with the Lane Assist system (which alerts the driver with visual and acoustic warnings in the event of involuntary lane changes), Brake Control (which warns the driver of potential collision risks and independently brakes the vehicle if the driver fails to react in time), Blind Spot Assist (which alerts the driver to the presence of vehicles in blind spots) and Rear Cross Path Detection (which warns the driver of the presence of vehicles approaching from the side when reversing).

Safety is also assured by a high level of visibility. Both 500X models are fitted with xenon headlamps, enabling sharper illumination because they are closer to the natural viewing conditions of the human eye, as well as fog lights with cornering function that perfectly illuminate the inside of the curves. Furthermore, the automatic headlights switch on and off automatically depending on the light conditions, and also change automatically from high to low beam when other vehicles approach.

The Fiat 500X is not lacking in onboard comfort and driving pleasure, as highlighted by the numerous features offered on both display vehicles, such as the Electric Park Brake, Keyless Entry and Keyless Go, rear manoeuvring camera with parking sensors, and the Mood Selector.

Finally, the 500X is always connected thanks to UconnectTM Live services, which are standard throughout most of the line-up. The display vehicles also feature the UconnectTM 6.5" Radio Nav LIVE system and the powerful BeatsTM by Dr. Dre hi-fi system, with nine speakers and eight-channel amplifier.

The line-up is completed by the 500L model, which combines the iconic 500 style with the functionality of Fiat's design tradition.

Visitors to the Geneva Motor Show will be able to admire a 500L Trekking in the exclusive two-tone combination of matt grey with matt black roof, part of the new S Pack, and the Beats hi-fi system. The S Pack-which is being unveiled at the show and available from April-provides a unique look created by the contrast between the red brake callipers, matt black details (front and rear bumpers, fenders and side skirts) and exclusive 17" matt black alloy wheels. Equally unique is the audio experience assured by the hi-fi system by Dr. Dre, with six speakers plus stereo subwoofer offering 520 watts of power, amplifier with DSP, eight channels and an advanced equalisation algorithm. The radio comes with UconnectTM LIVE services that let you always be connected to social networks thanks to Twitter and Facebook Check In, to listen to your favourite music with Deezer and Tune In, to be informed in real time with Reuters; to monitor your driving with eco:Drive and manage your car with My:Car.

This car is also equipped with original Mopar accessories that enhance the functional and family vocation of the 500L. The special child seats and Cargo Bay Organizer ensure a safe, simple ride with children and make managing the ample load area extremely practical. The sports pedal unit and chrome sill plate give an extra edge.

The 1.4 16v T-Jet 120 HP engine that equips it is the ideal solution for those looking for a vehicle that can easily negotiate city traffic while maintaining low running costs. Reaches a top speed of 183 km/h and an acceleration from 0 to 100 in 11 seconds.

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