We've known for some time that the new, Fiat-based baby Jeep (which may or may not be called the Jeepster) is set to arrive at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. What we weren't sure of was whether its platform mate, the so-called Fiat 500X, would be doing so alongside or at a later date. Well, according to Reuters, we'll get to see the first all-wheel-drive 500 later this year in the City of Lights.

Yes, we can expect the 500X to arrive at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, according to an official with an Italian trade union. The unnamed source cited retooling at Fiat's Melfi factory, in southern Italy, which currently produces the Grande Punto. It's expected that the newest member of the growing 500 family will replace the Suzuki SX4-based Fiat Sedici, although when the X will go on sale remains an open question.

According to Reuters, both the Jeepster and 500X will be built alongside each other in Italy. Whether the 500X will cross the pond with it's slat-grilled cousin, though, remains to be seen (we're leaning towards yes).


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      superchan7
      • 10 Months Ago
      The 500L should have been called the 600. I bought one, but I can see that most Americans still don't know Fiat has a larger car for sale in the US.
      Ez-Car
      • 10 Months Ago
      The 500L (and now X) are neither here nor there for me. I'm most curious about the Jeep this will spawn. I am very hopeful that Jeep alters the proportions of their version of this platform, a lot, and I hope to not be disappointed!!
      evanee80
      • 10 Months Ago
      Are you saying this chassis will provide the replacement for the Compass/Patriot fraternal twins? If so, I really hope it comes with a tow rating of at least 1000lbs. No FIAT has a tow rating in the US, but the Compass/Patriot has one.
      Kuro Houou
      • 10 Months Ago
      Such ugly cars, the normal 500c looks fine for what it is, but as soon as they extend it, it looks like crap!
        icemilkcoffee
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        Just like the Mini. It only works for the 2 dr hatchback. All the other variant looks wrong.
      Britt Benston
      • 10 Months Ago
      It would be the last straw for Fiat dealers if it didn't come to the States. The 500X is well-proportioned and something that would equally appeal to men and women -- two criteria that, taken together, aren't true of the other 500's.
      charles
      • 10 Months Ago
      I Have the 500 Abarth and Maserati Grand Tourismo,I am so happy with these cars,I know I await the 4C Alfa Romeo and Maserati SUV
      thedriveatfive
      • 10 Months Ago
      A small minivan without the sliding door?
      felix.storm
      • 10 Months Ago
      i like it