Based on Abarth popularity increase, the company has focused on releasing a more potent crossover to compete with other marques featuring in the automotive sector. It is expected that the 2017 Fiat 500X Abarth will come with enhanced features, among them being high-tech technology, an altered build, improved performance and contemporary aerodynamics. What should customers expect from this small utility vehicle? Here are the main features that the make will be endowed with:
2017 Fiat 500X Abarth – Design Features
The 2017 Fiat 500X Abarth interior will not experience much modification from its predecessors. It will be crafted with a sporty layout in along with eye-catching finish ups providing a cozy environment for its passengers. To kick us off are the seats, they will come with a sporty, recaro bucket design extended with larger bolsters; this will aid in providing tight grip to the passengers especially when at high speeds. The looks of the model’s seats will be heightened by Abarth Scorpion badge that will match with the seats’ cover. The best part is, users can have a pick of their favorite color they would love the seats to be made of. Also, the crossover will be made of aluminum pedals and 3-spoke, flat-bottomed steering wheel for better driver experience.
The exterior will be designed with some distinctive changes that will give Fiat 500X Abarth a unique and aggressive look. The major changes will be focused on the bumper and the side skirts. The side skirts will feature more aggressive topograpies while the bumper will be altered compared to its ancestral models. There will also be a rear spoiler, double exhaust, bigger rolling stock and a back diffuser fit below the bumper. The 2017 Fiat 500X Abarth is expected to be enabled with more speed capacity; thus, it is predictable that the chassis will be built with top notch aerodynamics. It is also expected that the car will have an altered suspension and a lower traverse height. It will be finished with either rubber or chubbier chunks at the curves.
2017 Fiat 500X Abarth – Engine Specs and Performance
2017 Fiat 500X Abarth will be towed with a 1.4 L, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. Its output capacity is measured to be 160 hp. With this output level, 2017 Fiat 500X Abarth will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph with a span of 7 seconds. This will in turn incapacitate it to hit maximum speed level of 155mph. It is not clear whether the model will have a four wheel drive system or not, but it is more likely that it will be fixed with front wheel drive system to save on weight.
2017 Fiat 500X Abarth – Price and Date of Release
The company has not released official release dates for the model yet. However, comparing to its competitors in the same line in relation to its precursors, it should be expected in the market either in late 2016 or early 2017. Looking at the price, there will be no big change in price likened to its past replicas since there are few changes featured in the new model. A new bundle will go for approximately $ 31,000 (Abarth option). The range-topping Trekking Plus trim will be priced for around $20,000 -$27,100.