Prices revealed for new Fiat 500X Sport trim level
The 500X Sport adds styling and handling upgrades starting from £22,500
The Fiat 500X Sport trim level is now available, with prices starting from £22,500. The new model offers lower suspension and more aggressive styling giving it a sportier look than the rest of the 500X Urban range. It rivals the SEAT Arona FR, the Peugeot 2008 GT-Line and the Ford EcoSport ST-Line.
A new body kit is exclusive to the Sport trim level, alongside a pair of chromed exhaust pipes, a mock rear diffuser. LED headlights and foglights are standard, and it features grey detailing on the door handles, bumper inserts, mirror caps and exterior trim pieces.
The 500X Sport gets model-specific 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, with larger 19-inch alloy wheels an extra cost option. Five paint colours are available: Ice White, Cinema Black, Fashion Grey, Italia Blue and Sport Red, the last of which is exclusive to this trim level. All colour schemes can be specced with a contrasting black roof.
Inside, the sporty looks continue with a flat-bottomed steering wheel with suede-like inserts and an aluminium gear knob. There is red stitching and a contrasting grey dashboard, aluminium pedals, ambient lighting and exclusive black half-leather upholstery with a grey 500 logo. The Fiat 500X Sport also gets red accents on the instrument panel and new graphics for the TFT screen.
Among the standard equipment is a seven-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, sat nav, automatic air conditioning, cruise control and rear parking sensors. The Sport sits above the Urban and 120th Anniversary models in the range and is the most expensive model in the current line-up.
The engine range consists of a pair of petrol units. The entry-level 1.0-litre engine produces 118bhp, and can only be specified with a six-speed manual gearbox. A more powerful 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine tops the range and is only available with a six-speed DCT automatic gearbox.
Fiat has also announced a new Lounge trim for the 500X, which comes with the seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, DAB radio, front and rear parking sensors and dusk sensors. No prices for this version have been revealed yet, however.