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2019 Fiat 500X facelift spied

The facelifted Fiat 500X has been photographed during real-world hot weather testing in southern Europe. Compared to the last prototype, seen in March this year, this latest model is wearing a lighter camouflage kit, which does without any false body panels. This means we can more clearly see the updated grille and lower air dam, revised front bumper design, updated headlight graphics, and new fog lamps...

2019 Fiat 500X spied

The facelifted Fiat 500X has been spied in Europe this week, giving us a preview of what to expect from the updated Italian SUV. Despite heavy camouflage at the front and rear, we can see the revised bumper and lighting treatments at both ends. There's a new C-shaped LED daytime-running light signature a-la the 500 hatchback at the front, revised head- and tail-light units, and re-shaped fog-lights when compared to the current model...

Abarth 124 GT, Fiat S-Design models revealed

Abarth has unveiled a special-edition hardtop version of the 124 Spider, ahead of a full reveal in Geneva next week. Unlike the Mazda MX-5/Miata-aping soft-top on regular 124 Spiders, the GT packs a removable carbon-fibre hardtop and a number of lightweight touches around its exterior. Abarth says the roof, which weighs just 16kg, helps improve the "compactness" and torsional rigidity of the car...

2018 Fiat 500X pricing and specs

Fiat has announced local pricing and specification information for the refreshed 500X SUV, which kicks off at $24,990 before on-road costs. On the outside, changes between the outgoing 500X and its face-lifted replacement are hard to spot: there are two new colours (Donatello Bronze and Alpi Matte Green) for buyers and, er, that's it...

2018 Fiat 500X update revealed, in Australia from first quarter

The upgraded 2018 Fiat 500X has been revealed for the US market, with an Australian launch confirmed for sometime in the first quarter of next year. As is often the case with Fiat's 500-badged models, the retro styling of the 500X shows only subtle changes for the new model year. Indeed, tweaks on the outside are limited to new colours: Donatello Bronze (bottom) and Alpi Matte Green (top)...

Five niche cars with growing sales

Everyone loves a left-of-centre battler, but when it comes to cars, few buy them. At least in a market like Australia, which is hugely competitive but dominated by a small number of big fish like Toyota, Mazda, Holden and Hyundai. But a scan through VFACTS sales figures also shows that, every year, there are a few lesser-known cars that for a variety of reasons enter another gear, sales-wise...

German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report

Germany's transport minister wants to take Fiat models that breach emissions regulations off the market, according to a new report by German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. In the article, translated by Automotive News Europe, German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said the European Commission must ensure Fiat vehicles that do not comply with pollution regulations are pulled from sale...

500X, E-Class, Impreza receive five-star ANCAP safety rating

Crash-testing authority ANCAP has awarded the maximum five-star safety rating to three of the latest models to hit the Australian market; the Fiat 500X, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Subaru Impreza. Both the 500X and Impreza achieved high scores in the destructive crash tests, however autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is only available in higher grades in both model lines - something that ANCAP's CEO, James Goodwin, thinks should be addressed...

2016 Fiat 500X prices cut, new drive-away starting price added - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article said drive-away pricing for the 500X Pop variant was for August only, however, this is an ongoing campaign Australian prices for the 2016 Fiat 500X SUV have this week been reduced by as much as $2000 to better compete with its more popular Japanese rivals...

Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities

Fiat Chrysler is suspected of installing an emissions testing defeat device on diesel versions of the Fiat 500X crossover. According to the Bild am Sonntag, the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA) believes that the device allows the car's emissions control system to work optimally for around 22 minutes before shutting off...

2017 Fiat 500X Abarth spied testing

The long-anticipated 2017 Abarth 500X sports SUV has been spied out and about this week, ahead of a debut that could occur later this year. Talk of an Abarth version of the new Fiat 500X surfaced in 2014, when Fiat designer Roberto Giolito hinted that the small SUV would be a perfect platform for the scorpion brand’s sports tuning program...

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