2016 Fiat 500X Review, Release Date

The Fiat is an Italian car producing company. This company is widely known for its unique car releases. As we move into the year 2016; the company is preparing to release a model of its popular Fiat 500 series. The model, simply known as the 2016 Fiat 500X will be an upgrade from the previous releases and it’s expected to bring much profit to its producers. Anticipations are high regarding the release of this model.

2016 Fiat 500X front view

2016 Fiat 500X – Interior and Exterior Design

The 2016 Fiat 500X model is going to be the largest of the Fiat 500 series. The interior has been improved for maximum comfort of both the driver and the passengers. The dashboard size will range between 6.0-6.5 inches. The infotainment system will have USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Satellite and Tomtom navigation systems with 3D maps viewing are also installed. These features can be operated through voice control or by the use of controls available on the steering wheel. High definition music system is installed and can be controlled on the dashboard. Most of the models materials are made of aluminum so the model will be lighter than its predecessors.

The 2016 Fiat 500X will be similar to its predecessors though its exterior will be slightly larger and will have an imposing rugged look. This model will feature a rear glass that is raked. The headlights will extend into the hood and fenders. The presence of a large grill will give the model a unique look. The tailgate will be narrower as you move towards the bumper. The model will be available in a choice of up to twelve exterior colors and the wheel design ranging from 16 inches.

The safety features installed will include seven airbags that are conveniently placed to prevent most injuries in case an accident occurs. A forward and pre-collision system has been installed, and this will alert the driver before a collision occurs. An auto-braking feature has been included such that it the driver doesn’t respond spontaneously; the car will apply auto-braking. A camera has been included, and it’s especially helpful when parking or backing. The blind spot problem is also well-monitored.

2016 Fiat 500X interior

2016 Fiat 500X – Engine and Performance

The engine will have an electric motor and the regular hatch. The 2016 Fiat 500X variants will be available in seven engines that include three diesel units and four gasoline ones. The engines will each have four cylinders and a turbo-charger. The engines capacity will range from 1.4 L to 2.4 L. The engine with least amount of power out will have a horsepower of around 160 while the largest will output power of 180 horsepower. The petrol engines will be linked to either a five-speed manual transmission or to six-speed manual/automatic transmission systems. The five or six-speed transmission systems will be only available in the front-wheel drive models. The engine in the all-wheel drive will be linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission system. The problem with this high-gear system is that the driver has to keep gear hunting to maintain the speed of the vehicle. The 2016 Fiat 500X model will provide a selection option for the drive mode.

2016 Fiat 500X rear view

2016 Fiat 500X – Release Date and Expected Price

The price for the basic models is expected to start from around $20,000 while the premium model is expected to cost from $23, 000.These prices are bound to increase if the available options are included. The 2016 Fiat 500X will most likely be in the market starting from around March in the year 2016.

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