Following its debut at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year, Fiat has officially launched the Fiat 500X at an event in Turin.
Available to order from next month, the new crossover will be priced between £14,595 for the entry-level model and £25,845 for the range-topping version.
Based on the look of the popular 500 supermini, Fiat says that the 500X is designed to appeal to both fun-loving metropolitan drivers as well as active off-roaders.
Two versions of the 500X are available, with a variety of trim levels: Pop, Pop Star and Lounge for the regular variant and Cross and Cross Plus for the more rugged specification.
A total of 12 body colours are available, along with a choice of eight designs for the alloy wheels which are available in sizes ranging from 16 to 18 inches, maximising personalisation appeal.
Compact on the outside but spacious in the interior, the 500X features a number of practical storage options, along with a 350-litre boot and folding seats that can be arranged in a variety of configurations.
Fiat offers a wide range of seven fabric, leather and colour configurations that can be specified on the inside, while premium options include a full-length glass sunroof.
Instruments are displayed on a 3.5-inch display screen, while a new steering wheel has been designed to improve grip and comfort while also featuring audio and vehicle system controls.
Other interior features include a range of Uconnect infotainment systems on a choice of 5- or 6.5-inch touchscreens, plus an optional nine-speaker Beats by Dre sound system.
Vast range of engine choices
As well as an extensive range of exterior and interior options, Fiat also offers a broad choice of engine and powertrain options, with a choice of front-wheel or four-wheel drive.
Petrol options for the front-wheel drive 500X include a 108bhp 1.6-litre with a five-speed manual gearbox or a 1.4-litre 138bhp turbocharged unit with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
Four-wheel drive models, meanwhile, come equipped with the most powerful of the bunch, a 168bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged unit that comes linked with a nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
Fiat’s diesel range consists of a 1.3-litre unit with 94bhp with a five-speed manual or a 118bhp 1.6-litre with a six-speed manual gearbox on front-wheel drive models.
Last but not least, the diesel option for the four-wheel drive 500X is the largest in the range; a 2.0-litre turbodiesel with 138bhp on tap and a choice of six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic gearboxes.
Fuel economy is more than decent, with the 500X able to achieve up to 68.9mpg depending on the engine option, while CO2 emissions are as low as 109g/km.
Order books for the new model are due to open next month, while the first deliveries of the all-new Fiat 500X crossover are expected in spring next year.