We are starting to find out even more information on the upcoming 2019 Fiat 500X before it makes its North American debut, thanks to dealer materials from FIAT USA.
For the 2019 model year, the Fiat 500X will get the same exterior appearance as its European sibling. The updated exterior look feature new DRL daytime running lights and LED taillights are standard for an even more modern look and consistent with the latest styluses of the 500 family. New Full LED technology projectors, made in collaboration with Magneti Marelli, are also available on request. which in addition to having an unmistakable style 500, ensure a more powerful light – 20% more brightness than the Xenon technology offered on the previous model – significantly improving visibility and ensuring a five times lower power consumption compared to traditional halogen lights.
The front and rear fascias have been reworked for the 2019 model year. The front fascia of the Trekking gets an even more aggressive look for its offroad persona. The 2019 Fiat 500X also gets a new lineup of wheels as well.
Inside, not much has changed. There are all-new seat fabrics for the new model year. The instrument panel also receives new easier to read graphics.The instrument panel preserves the division into three circular elements as an ideal combination of retro aesthetics and technological modernity. On the sides there are two analogue dials with tachometer and tachometer, while the center features a reconfigurable 3.5 “TFT display that communicates information to the driver in a simple and immediate way.
Underneath the skin, is where is the 2019 Fiat 500X becomes interesting. For 2019, the 500X will get the all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine that will make its debut in the 500X’s platform mate, the 2019 Jeep Renegade. But unlike the Renegade, the 1.3-liter turbo will be standard on every 500X model for the 2019 model year. While we have talked about the new 1.3-liter a lot on MoparInsiders.com, we are happy to see that the dealer documents show us that new engine’s official output for the North American market. Those numbers will be 180 horsepower and 199 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine will also feature Engine Stop-Start as well.
Another standard feature for the 2019 model year that pushes the 500X above the Renegade, is that it will have standard all-wheel drive (AWD) across the lineup. That’s right, not only will you be able to get a standard turbo, but standard AWD as well.
Three models will be available for 2019, Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus. Trekking Plus can also be optioned with the Urbana Edition appearance package. But here is some of the new standard features for the Pop and Trekking Plus packages that it’s 2018 counterpart didn’t have…
2019 Fiat 500X Pop New Features:
- Standard 1.3-liter turbo inline-four cylinder engine
- Standard all-wheel drive
- Standard Front/Rear Floor Mats
- Leatherette Steering Wheel & Shifter Knob
- USB Port Charge & Data Hub (in Rear of vehicle)
2019 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus New Features:
- Standard 17-inch Matte Black Machined Aluminum Wheels
- Standard Leather Seats
- Standard LED Projector Headlamps
- Standard ParkSense Front Park Assist
- Standard ParkSense Rear Park Assist
- Standard Driver/Passenger Door Courtesy Lamps
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) also makes it into the 2019 Fiat 500X options list on Trekking and Trekking Plus models. LED projector headlamps can also be equipped on Trekking as well.
Three new colors are also available for 2019. Milano Ivory, Italia Blue and Vibrante Green.
While pricing has yet to be announced, your local Fiat dealer is now able to place orders for the 2019 Fiat 500X. The vehicle should be available in the fourth-quarter of this year.