2018 Fiat 500X Abarth

New 2018 Fiat 500X Abarth is more stylish than before. We can tell that seeing first sketches of the crossover. Nevertheless, company announced hi-tech boost, and with it, vehicle will be complete. Stylish SUV will get new parts. Furthermore, switch of materials, means aluminum takes higher percentage. Tuning under the hood of the existing drivetrain and transmission are final touches. We will see what this crossover can bring to market, but fans believe SUV is going to make immediate impact. Nevertheless, competition is tough. Nissan announced its Juke for 2018, as well as Mercedes-Benz their GLA250 model.

2018 Fiat 500X Abarth

2018 Fiat 500X Abarth drivetrain

There could be some shakes in the engine lineup for 2018 Fiat 500X Abarth. First of all, diesel unit could be main power source. However, we don’t have confirmation for this. Maybe 1.4-liter four-cylinder drivetrain is the right option for standard offer. With turbocharger, crossover can get 140 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, also turbocharged 1.6-l four-cylinder is option. This is diesel engine, and it can deliver 120 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque. Final option is big 2.4-l powertrain, also with 4 tubes. This engine makes the most horsepower, probably 180. A 6-speed dual-clutch transmission sends power to either front or all wheels.

2018 Fiat 500X Abarth engine

2018 Fiat 500X Abarth redesign

Abarth model gets some updates comparing to standard model. This is especially inside the cabin. Seats are sportier, with smoother corners and gauges. There will be few Abarth badges making a statement of its trim. A flat-bottom steering wheel is certain for upcoming vehicle. Outside, 2018 Fiat 500X Abarth has larger fascia on front, with big air intakes. Lower suspension on the back and revision of side skirts are last touches on crossover. Sporty appearance is boosted with dual exhaust tips. This is standard for this type of Fiat’s SUV. Wheels are also unique for Abarth.

2018 Fiat 500X Abarth interior

2018 Fiat 500X Abarth release and price

New 2018 Fiat 500X Abarth is coming late in 2017. Until then, many changes are possible, and tuning is not finished yet. However, overall design and power options won’t be changed a lot. So, expected price is around $31,000. Even with some modifications, price won’t move significantly.

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