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Fiat 500X goes petrol-only

Fiat has updated its 500X with new exterior and interior design, latest driving assistance technology and new petrol engines as it drops the diesel units.

The 2019 Fiat 500X

Available to order now, the refreshed model brings a streamlined trim range in line with the overall 500 line-up and covering distinct Urban and Cross variants with a Cross Plus trim also offered.

Engine line-up gets new three and four-cylinder turbo petrol engines but drops the previous 1.3-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel units. The range, which is Euro 6D compliant and fitted with Gasoline Particle Filters (GPFs), covers a three-cylinder 1.0-litre powerplant that delivers 118bhp and 140lb.ft of torque and is paired with a six-speed manual, as well as a four-cylinder 1.3-litre engine with 148bhp and 199lb.ft of torque, married up with a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. NEDC Correlated fuel and efficiency figures start from 47.1mpg and 139g/km for the 1.0-litre and 43.5mpg combined and 140g/km for the 1.3-litre, and both units are offered in City Cross and Cross Plus models.

The line-up also continues with the entry-level 108bhp 1.6 E-Torq petrol – the only unit offered on the Urban model – which comes with manual transmission and front-wheel drive as well as new Start & Stop functionality, and has been upgraded to meet the Euro 6D standard. NEDC Correlated combined fuel efficiency is 42.2mpg with CO2 of 154g/km.

Other changes bring a refreshed exterior with new LED daytime running lights, LED headlights and rear lights while the cabin gets a new instrument cluster and steering wheel.

The latest 500X has also been updated with Traffic Sign Recognition, Speed Advisor and Lane Assist driving assist systems as standard on all versions as well as the Uconnect seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay integration and Android Auto compatibility.

Prices for the refreshed Fiat 500X start from £16,995 OTR.


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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006.