Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
July 6, 2012
During the recent press launch of the new Fiat 500L, Fiat previewed a new member of the 500 family called the 500X. The 500X is a crossover and will take the place of Fiat Sedici (Suzuki SX4 in Fiat clothing).
Styling is a mix of hatchback and SUV cues and come with the choice of front-wheel and all-wheel-drive. The 500X will be the longest model in the 500 lineup, measuring around 13.7 feet.
The 500X is also the likely canditate for the compact Jeep that we've been reporting for the past year. The major difference between the the two will be the Jeep will have a trail-rated model.
The 500X will go into production next year, with the Jeep following sometime in 2014.
William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.