500x: The "American" Fiat 500

The 2014 Paris Auto Show in October marked the debut of the latest member of the Fiat 500 family: the 500x. While the 500x shares a similar footprint to the (some would say) more homely 500L, it's built on the new Jeep Renegade architecture. A sloping roofline and aggressive (at least for the Trekking variant) stance combined with the 500's iconic styling could make the 500x a big winner in the compact crossover market in America.

Like the 500L, but unlike the hatchback versions, the larger platform means more room inside, including room for a navigation screen, and other niceties that are becoming must-haves at even the lower end of the market.

Designated with a 2016 model year, we can expect to see the 500x in showrooms some time in 2015.



  1. Will Jeep bring out a 5+ passenger Jeep Commander with the Jeep Renegade TrailHawk Motif. I would buy it. And park it next to my other Jeeps. Especially the Renegade TrailHawk.

    1. Not sure about that, but the rumored reintroduction of the Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer will likely offer a third-row/7-passenger configuration.