The new 500X Abarth could take on the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman and Nissan Juke Nismo RS, but we think it'll need more grunt.
Fiat 500x Abarth
Fiat may treat Abarth as a trim level on the 500 in the United States, but overseas it's a bona fide performance brand. The thing is that, since the demise of the Punto Abarth (and with performance versions of the Panda and 500L ruled out), the Scorpion marque has been reduced to tuning only versions of the standard Cinquecento. But that could be about to change.