2014 Fiat 500X
The Fiat Sedici’s replacement, the 500X, will make its debut in Europe as a 2014 model. Production will start in December 2013. It will share architecture with the upcoming B-segment Jeep, which is scheduled to enter production during the second quarter of 2014. The 500X may or may not make its way to the U.S.
The Fiat crossover (the “X” is for “crossover”) will be the longest model in the 500 family, a full 26 inches (two feet) longer than the Fiat 500. It will still be smaller than the Jeep Compass and Patriot, and it will be curvier and have a more rounded front end than Fiat’s upcoming 500L; it will also have more ground clearance than the 500 and 500L. The four-door hatchback will also have about 14 cubic feet of storage.
Buyers can get front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Like the 500L, it will be based on a lengthened and widened Punto platform.
The European version will include Fiat’s 0.9-liter turbo two-cylinder TwinAir engine (104 horsepower); the 101-horsepower, 1.4-liter MultiAir four cylinder; and the 1.3-liter, 84-horsepower MultiJet II turbo diesel.