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    Fiat Ups Power and Efficiency on 2019 500X with New Engine

      New 1.3 liter turbo produces 177 hp and best-in-class torque of 210 lb-ft.

    Fiat released details this morning of the 2019 Fiat 500x due to be shown at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show this week.  The primary upgrade is an all-new 1.3 liter turbo-charged 4-cylinder which produces 178 horsepower and a class-leading 210 lb-ft of torque.   This new standard engine comes with engine stop-start (ESS) and Fiat's MultiAir III valve action. All-Wheel drive now comes standard.

    Additional upgrades on the 2019 Fiat 500X include:

    • New front and rear fascia
    • LED Daytime running lights
    • Three new wheel options and three new exterior paint colors (Italia Blue, Vibrante Green, and Milano Ivory)
    • Adaptive cruise control and front park assist available
    • Uconnect 4 with 7-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

    The 2019 Fiat 500 starts at $25,785 MSRP and will arrive in dealerships in Spring 2019.

     

     

    Edited by Drew Dowdell

    Source: FCA Media

     



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    2 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    210 lb-ft from a 1.3 liter ?!?

    Give it less than a 100,000 mile life before having to be replaced. 

    I doubt this will give any more life to the Fiat crackerjack box car. This just is not what the bulk of America wants in an auto.

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