• Fiat 500L front 3/4

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What started as only a cute little hatchback, the Fiat 500 will now be growing into a full range of models. The new cabriolet and Abarth versions have already launched here in the United States, and we just got our first glimpse at the larger 500L (pictured above) during the Geneva Motor Show. But now, Automotive News reports that an even larger 500 crossover, dubbed 500X, will be heading into production next year.

Like the 500L, the 500X will use a widened version of Fiat's small car architecture that currently underpins the Punto in other markets. The new crossover will be built at the company's Mirafiori, Turin plant, and will replace the current Sedici (a rebadged version of the Suzuki SX4 crossover).

As of this writing, it's unclear whether or not the 500X will be offered in the United States. But that doesn't mean we'll miss out on some small CUV goodness. Automotive News also reports that the 500X will be built alongside a new Jeep crossover, currently codenamed B-CUV, which is set to launch in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2014. It will be smaller than both the current Patriot and Compass, and reportedly be offered with a Trail Rated designation here in the States.


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      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just call it a cool, funky, fuel and space efficient little wagon
      flychinook
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would rather have the Panda.
      BeeM
      • 3 Years Ago
      Quite nice rendering here: http://www.autoforum.cz/predstaveni/fiat-500x-a-jeep-b-suv-2013-z-sestnactky-se-stane-petistovka/ If it looked so, it would be much nicer than the 500L, which is... weird.
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe in Abarth form would I consider this.
      Thomas D Hilton III
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Jeepster??!!!!
      Big AL
      • 3 Years Ago
      Add a string and it looks like a used Tampon.
      Edward
      • 3 Years Ago
      Evidently the old timey Italian concept of beauty has worn off, or run off, or flown off. Michaelangelo and Caravaggio spin at 5200 RPM in their graves.
      THE 507
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd agree that for the U.S. market this is the answer to the question that nobody asked. Also, just when you thought the 500 couldn't get any uglier . . . Good luck selling cars in this market Fiat . . . you're gonna need it . . .
      Rick C.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The current Sedici,a rebadged version of the Suzuki SX4 crossover? I don't think that's correct. It's the other way around. As an example, in the Suzuki case, when using a diesel powerplant, it's a Fiat unit. Unit per unit, there's more Fiat DNA in there than Suzuki.
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rick C.
        No, because while the diesel engine is by Fiat (not the petrol, however), the rest of the car is a Suzuki product. It's built in a Suzuki plant, and the majority of the production wears Suzuki badges.
        lasertekk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rick C.
        Yep.
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      How in any way, shape or form is something that small considered a crossover? Crossover from what....a tiny hatchback to a slightly larger one?
        RJC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        There's no size requirement for the fictitious vehicle known as a 'crossover'. It's strictly a marketing term created to replace an undesirable vehicle moniker (the station wagon) with one that won't get cringes.
      Camaroman101
      • 3 Years Ago
      id rather have a punto or a panda, thing thing is ugly
      Jerry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gross...
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