The FIAT brand is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year and while there has been a bunch of special edition models released in Europe to mark the occasion. Now the brand has decided to let North America join in as well. FIAT USA officially announced last week, that the brand would be releasing the new 2019 Fiat 500X 120th Anniversary Edition.
As you might recall, we actually broke this information way back in April when our dealer sources sent us official dealer guides showing off the new package. The 120th Anniversary Edition features a custom look with a black-painted accent-color roof, creating a two-tone exterior paint scheme.
The package also adds unique 18-inch black-finish wheels, LED headlamps, 120th-anniversary exterior badging, and black body-side moldings and mirror caps. Inside, the 500X 120th Anniversary Edition features a black-painted instrument panel.
“With standard intelligent all-wheel drive and the all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine that generates best-in-class torque, our Italian-designed Fiat 500X is built to turn heads in one of the fastest-growing segments in the industry,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – North America. “This special-edition Fiat 500X offers customers a sleek, new customization option.”
Of course the 500X 120th Anniversary Edition for North America comes standard with the all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine. This engine features the latest iteration of the FCA exclusive MultiAir (called MultiAir III) valve-actuation technology, engine stop-start (ESS) technology and best-in-class torque. The engine is paired with a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission and an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that utilizes a disconnecting rear axle by reducing parasitic loss when all-wheel drive is not needed.
Based on the 2019 Fiat 500X Pop model which starts at $24,740 USD (excluding destination), the 120th Anniversary Edition package is available for an additional $995. The Fiat 500X 120th Anniversary Edition will be available in four exterior paint colors, Grigio Argento (Gray Metallic), Milano (Ivory Tri-coat), Bianco Gelato (White Clear Coat) and Nero Cinema (Black Clear Coat).
The 500X 120th Anniversary Edition comes hot off the news that we broke about the new 2020 Fiat 500X Sport model coming to the North American market as well. We expect the FIAT brand to really put a lot of focus on the 500X from now on with the discontinuation of the Fiat 500 city car.
The 500X 120th Anniversary Edition will be available in the fourth quarter in FIAT studios and select Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT stores. You can visit FIATusa.com for more information or contact your local FIAT dealer.