After the success of the exclusive FIAT Yacht Club Capri and Dolcevita Launch Edition models, a new open-air “Dolcevita” model has arrived on the scene in Italy for the soft-top 500X. The new model will be available on the top-tier Cross and Sport trims of the Italian crossover.
The 500X Dolcevita can open its soft top with a single touch of a button in 15 seconds, even while driving up to 100 km/h (62 mph), and has been designed to maintain the same capacity of the hatch unchanged, ensure good visibility, and at the same time, create an open-air experience for the rear passengers. The new soft top will be offered in three colors (Black, Gray, and Red) to match 10 exterior colors within the lineup. The elegant soft top is designed for those looking for the experience of driving under the open sky with the wind in their hair, but who do not want to give up the versatility of a trendy crossover like the 500X.
Under the hood of the 500X Dolcevita is two gasoline engines. The first is a turbocharged 1.0-liter inline-three-cylinder producing 120 horsepower and a 150 horsepower turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-four-cylinder from the Stellantis Global Small Engine (GSE) family also known as “FireFly”. There is also the ability to choose from two diesel options, with either a 95 horsepower 1.3-liter Multijet and 130 horsepower 1.6-liter Multijet engines.
For those who select the Cross model, there is a set of new seats with a central band with Camouflage texture and vinyl inserts, 18-inch aluminum wheels, roof bars, automatic air conditioning, and parking sensors. While those who want an even sportier look, the 500X Sport stands out with an unmistakable look. The 500X Sport comes with 18-inch aluminum wheels in a machined burnished black, side skirts, rear spoiler, new Sport seats in black fabric with red “500” embroidery, automatic climate control, a new Matte Titanium-colored dashboard, a 7-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) digital cluster, and a fog lights.
We truly hope that the FIAT brand comes to their senses and offers the soft top 500X here in the North American market. The 500X soft top would offer something different in a competitive segment and draw at least some new customer traffic into FIAT’s dismal showrooms, as the 500X is the only model still available in the North American lineup.
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