The Fiat 500 is a cute, chic city car and with it Fiat has managed to create some interesting additions, the 500x is your mini suv, very capable both in and out of town, even tackling the rough stuff in AWD mode. Then we have the 500L, a kind of mini MPV or 5 door 500, reviews seemed to be mixed, it’s kind of the Marmite car, you either like or hate it. A few mongths ago, Fiat gave the 500L an update and now to compliment the range comes the new City Cross, giving the 500L a more rugged look, almost a ‘don’t mess with me’ attitude.
With new visual updates like bigger bumpers, new skid plates, refreshed grille, 17-inch alloy wheels and a 25mm raised ride height, all help create the Urban Crossover experience for customers.
Nine colour options are available, of which it is the Sicilia Orange with black roof, as in the picture, that we think will be most interesting, Whilst on the inside the 500L City Cross gets Black or White trims and Black fabric seats complete with ‘500’ logo on the backrests. Fiat says the multiple color options, both inside and out, offer customers “further customization options.”
Standard equipment on the City Cross includes 3.5-inch TFT color display, multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel, Uconnect HD Live infotainment with touchscreen display, voice control, and Bluetooth, manual climate control, and cruise control. Optional extras include a larger seven-inch HD touchscreen display, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Fiat offers a range of engine options for the 500L City Cross with a choice of three petrol engines – the 1.4 95PS (94hp), 0.9 105PS (104hp) and 1.4 120PS (118hp), alongside the petrol and LPG 1.4 120PS (118hp), and two diesels – 1.3 95PS (94hp) and 1.6 120PS (118hp).
The new City Cross will be a Continental Europe only car, in fact it is already available in some European markets, Fiat hasn’t made a decison yet whether it will arrive in the U.K.