Fiat continues its supersizing of the tiny 500 with the debut of the 500X compact crossover.
The Fiat 500X debuted at 2014 Paris Motor Show.
The 500X joins the 500, 500C, and 500L in the automaker's lineup.
Just a bit smaller than the 500L, the 500X shares the brand's corporate fascia.
The 500X also shares its underpinnings with the Jeep Renegade, which debuted earlier this year in New York.
Safety tech will vary from market to market, but includes a rear camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and collision-avoidance braking.
Inside, the 500X will be available with two Uconnect infotainment packages, presumably depending on the market where it's being sold.
The notchbacked design better matches the proportions of the standard 500 coupe.
A variety of gasoline and diesel engine options will be available at and following the crossover's launch.
The 1.4-liter Multiair Turbo engine and the 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder will be shared with the Renegade.
Front- and all-wheel-drive models will be available with four different transmission options.
The 500X will be the first Fiat model to use the nine-speed automatic transmission.
Though primarily designed for city driving, the 500X will be available in a "leisure" trim level that includes ruggedized plastic trim.
The compact crossover seats five, and features an elevated seating position that Fiat thinks is ideal for city driving.
When compared to the 500L, the 500X appears to lose a bit of capacity and interior volume, but it looks a good deal more stylish.
The double-decker headlamp and fog light combo makes a return appearance.
The 500X will see sales across Europe and in North American markets.
Pricing, packaging and availability have yet to be announced.
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