Fiat is a founding brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) with a large global but limited US presence. After a long hiatus, the company returned to the US in 2011 with the 500, which has since spawned a high-performance Abarth variant, a 500e electric model, and two compact crossovers, the 500L and 500X.
That includes the electric 500e and more powerful Abarth models.
The 500X is arguably Fiat's most competitive product, but it still has a number of shortcomings.
Fiat's updated 500X has a new turbocharged engine and lots of available features, but it's still a bottom-of-the-pack contender among subcompact SUVs.
This new one shouldn't be a massive loss leader, like the last one.
Renault confirms it has received FCA's proposal, and a decision will be announced "in due course."
It's a pretty inexpensive package, to boot.
The problem only affects models with automatic transmissions.
Fiat's small 500X crossover gets some welcome updates for 2019 including a new turbocharged engine, standard all-wheel drive and styling revisions.