Fiat 500X and Tipo revised with suite of MY22 updates

Fiat’s 500X crossover and Tipo hatchback have received a few specification changes, just before the 22-plate change

The Fiat 500X crossover as well as Tipo hatchback have been upgraded for 2022 with a handful of styling and specification adjustments, in an initiative to keep both versions looking fresh alongside competitors such as the Peugeot 2008 and also the Renault Megane.

Aesthetic tweaks for the modified Fiat 500X are scarce, extending to a brand-new “500” badge on the car’s radiator grille as well as some fresh “Fiat” lettering on the tailgate.

Buyers have an option of 3 trim-levels and 2 body styles, after Fiat presented the 500X Dolcevita exchangeable at the end of in 2014. Costs start from ₤ 22,085 for the cheapest Club variant, which includes 16-inch alloy wheels, a/c, cruise control and also a seven-inch touchscreen infomercial system.

Over that, there’s the 500X Cross. It’s priced from ₤ 23,585 as well as obtains more sturdy body cladding, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, automated dual-zone environment control and also a rear-view auto parking cam. Buyers can likewise have the version as a convertible, which bumps up the beginning cost to ₤ 26,235.

At the top of the line-up, there’s 500X Sport. Upgrades over the Cross spec consist of body-coloured bumpers and side skirts, puddle lights, an Alcantara steering wheel as well as an electronic instrument collection. Costs begin with ₤ 25,235 for the hardtop and also ₤ 27,735 for the exchangeable Dolcevita version.

Every version of the MY22 500X will be powered by Fiat’s turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder “Firefly” gas engine, which establishes 118bhp and 190Nm of torque. Every design additionally gets the same front-wheel-drive format and also six-speed handbook gearbox.

Fiat’s tweaks to the Tipo range are less recognizable. Rather than making aesthetic adjustments, the brand has focused on tweaking the trim-level framework and boosting the degree of typical devices available.

The line-up has actually been rebranded– now, the three requirements are called Tipo, City Life and Cross. The most affordable model begins with ₤ 19,595 and comes as basic with 16-inch alloy wheels, electric warmed door mirrors, adaptive cruise control as well as a seven-inch touchscreen infomercial system.

The new Fiat Tipo City Life is valued from ₤ 20,595 (regarding ₤ 900 more than the old Life variant) and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED fronts lights, LED tail lights, front foglights, a seven-inch digital scale collection and electric back assistance for the driver’s seat.

Fiat’s range-topping Tipo Cross gets the same tough body cladding as before, along with a set of roof covering bars as well as body coloured door mirrors. There’s also some additional innovation, such as a rear-view car parking electronic camera, front as well as rear vehicle parking sensors, automatic high beam of light and also an integrated sat-nav system. Prices start from ₤ 22,595.

The Tipo is additionally just readily available with one engine. It’s a normally aspirated version of the 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit located in the 500X, which produces 99bhp. Power goes to the front wheels through a five-speed handbook transmission.