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Fiat News: Rumorpile: Fiat 500X Getting an Abarth Version

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Fiat's performance arm, Abarth is currently deciding what vehicle they should tackle next. We have reported that Abarth will be working on hotted-up version of Fiat's upcoming roadster, but they have their sights set on other models as well.

 

“Besides the 124 and 500, we are thinking about an all-new addition to the line-up. The 500X is one of the options being considered,” said Alfredo Altavilla, Fiat Chrysler Group chief operating officer to Auto Express.

 

Now if Fiat does give Abarth the green light to do a performance-oriented version of the 500X, it could borrow the turbocharged four-cylinder from the Alfa Romeo 4C. It would likely be detuned to produce somewhere around 200 horsepower. That puts it in the league of the Mini Countryman JCW (208 horsepower) and Nissan Juke Nismo (215 for the front-wheel drive model, 211 for the all-wheel drive).

 

Source: Auto Express


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Not the biggest fan of the 500X but my interest would be piqued with an Abarth variant. 

 

I've spent the past few days dreaming about a 500 Abarth of my own, but FIAT's questionable reliability is a nightmare. 

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Interesting that the Renegade could have their own SRT version then using the turbo motor.

 

As much as I do not like the look and especially the quality of the Fiat line, a 500X Abarth version would be awesome. They should make it an AWD with about 250HP. :P

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This makes about as much sense as a Mitsubishi Colt Vista Evolution


Interesting that the Renegade could have their own SRT version then using the turbo motor.

 

As much as I do not like the look and especially the quality of the Fiat line, a 500X Abarth version would be awesome. They should make it an AWD with about 250HP. :P

No more SRTs that aren't Dodges. 

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This makes about as much sense as a Mitsubishi Colt Vista Evolution

Interesting that the Renegade could have their own SRT version then using the turbo motor.

 

As much as I do not like the look and especially the quality of the Fiat line, a 500X Abarth version would be awesome. They should make it an AWD with about 250HP. :P

No more SRTs that aren't Dodges. 

Do you mean that as-in you don't want it or that they said they won't be doing any more non-Dodge SRTs?

 

But I do think a littler SRT would be fun. It won't happen, but it would still be fun.

Interesting that the Renegade could have their own SRT version then using the turbo motor.

 

As much as I do not like the look and especially the quality of the Fiat line, a 500X Abarth version would be awesome. They should make it an AWD with about 250HP. :P

Completely agree. I'm not a hge fan of the 500 or 500X but the Arbarth grabs my attention and it would on a 500X as well.

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Okay, I gotcha. Just making sure we were on the same page.

 

So will the Hellcat's 6.2 never make its way under a Grand Cherokee? Or will they make their own performance division?

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This makes about as much sense as a Mitsubishi Colt Vista Evolution

Interesting that the Renegade could have their own SRT version then using the turbo motor.

 

As much as I do not like the look and especially the quality of the Fiat line, a 500X Abarth version would be awesome. They should make it an AWD with about 250HP. :P

No more SRTs that aren't Dodges. 

 

A. You just described my dream vehicle

B. It could be a Trailhawk model.

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This makes about as much sense as a Mitsubishi Colt Vista Evolution

Interesting that the Renegade could have their own SRT version then using the turbo motor.

 

As much as I do not like the look and especially the quality of the Fiat line, a 500X Abarth version would be awesome. They should make it an AWD with about 250HP. :P

No more SRTs that aren't Dodges. 

 

A. You just described my dream vehicle

B. It could be a Trailhawk model.

 

 

I knew the Mitsubishi Colt Vista.... the Mitsubishi Colt Vista was one of the cars I grew up with.....

 

you are a sick sick man.  :tipsy:

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This makes about as much sense as a Mitsubishi Colt Vista Evolution

Interesting that the Renegade could have their own SRT version then using the turbo motor.

 

As much as I do not like the look and especially the quality of the Fiat line, a 500X Abarth version would be awesome. They should make it an AWD with about 250HP. :P

No more SRTs that aren't Dodges. 

I understand that, but I was at a loss for words and now that others stated it the following would be cool

 

Renegade Trailhawk Edition with a Turbo 4, AWD about 250HP would do :)

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This makes about as much sense as a Mitsubishi Colt Vista Evolution

Interesting that the Renegade could have their own SRT version then using the turbo motor.

 

As much as I do not like the look and especially the quality of the Fiat line, a 500X Abarth version would be awesome. They should make it an AWD with about 250HP. :P

No more SRTs that aren't Dodges. 

 

A. You just described my dream vehicle

B. It could be a Trailhawk model.

 

 

I knew the Mitsubishi Colt Vista.... the Mitsubishi Colt Vista was one of the cars I grew up with.....

 

you are a sick sick man.  :tipsy:

 

 

You realize you are talking to guy who has the Kia Sedona on the short list for best vehicles I driven this year.

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Make it rally-car like and it's a really cool thing to have :)

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This makes about as much sense as a Mitsubishi Colt Vista Evolution

Interesting that the Renegade could have their own SRT version then using the turbo motor.

 

As much as I do not like the look and especially the quality of the Fiat line, a 500X Abarth version would be awesome. They should make it an AWD with about 250HP. :P

No more SRTs that aren't Dodges. 

 

A. You just described my dream vehicle

B. It could be a Trailhawk model.

 

 

I knew the Mitsubishi Colt Vista.... the Mitsubishi Colt Vista was one of the cars I grew up with.....

 

you are a sick sick man.  :tipsy:

 

 

You realize you are talking to guy who has the Kia Sedona on the short list for best vehicles I driven this year.

 

 

Yes, and I remember you at the auto show when it was being shown.

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