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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Fiat 500X Sport revealed, not coming to Australia

The Fiat 500X Sport has been unveiled, but it won't be making the long journey to Australia. In Europe, the 500X will be available with two petrol engines: a 88kW 1.0-litre with a six-speed manual, and a 110kW 1.3-litre Firefly mill with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission...

Fiat 500: First details about next-generation range emerges

Fiat has revealed some details about the next-generation 500, the first variants of which will be released in the middle of 2020. In an interview with Autocar, Olivier François, the head of the Fiat brand, has confirmed the next-generation 500 range will expand to include a hatch, a wagon, an all-electric variant, and a crossover...

Fiat builds 500,000th 500X

The Fiat 500X has celebrated a production milestone, with the 500,000th example rolling down the assembly line in Melfi, Italy, over the weekend. Befitting of the special occasion, the milestone vehicle was a special-edition model, the 500X 120th edition, which celebrates the brand's 120th anniversary...

2019 Fiat 500X facelift unveiled

The facelifted Fiat 500X has been unveiled in Europe with a lightly refreshed exterior, improved equipment levels, and two new turbocharged petrol engines. Externally, the updated 500X is distinguished by new eye-style LED daytime running lights around the main and secondary lighting units. At the rear, like the revised 500 hatch, the 500X now features tail-light units with a body colour insert...

2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled the 2015-2018 Fiat 500X, over concerns about a faulty rear seat latch. According to the company, the problem could make the rear seat back fold forward in an accident if the seatbelts aren't engaged. If a child seat is fitted using isofix anchor points, it could be compromised by the issue in a crash...

2019 Fiat 500X teased

The updated Fiat 500X has been teased in a shadowy image posted by Autoblog.it, giving us an early glimpse of what to expect from the model's mid-life facelift. It appears the new 500X will draw heavily from the latest Fiat 500 in terms of design, getting similar headlight, fog-light and LED daytime-running light treatments as its smaller stablemate...

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...