Fiat 500X debut

The Fiat 500X debuted at 2014 Paris Motor Show.

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The 500X joins the 500, 500C, and 500L in the automaker's lineup.

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Just a bit smaller than the 500L, the 500X shares the brand's corporate fascia.

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The 500X also shares its underpinnings with the Jeep Renegade, which debuted earlier this year in New York.

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Safety tech will vary from market to market, but includes a rear camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and collision-avoidance braking.

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Inside, the 500X will be available with two Uconnect infotainment packages, presumably depending on the market where it's being sold.

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The notchbacked design better matches the proportions of the standard 500 coupe.

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A variety of gasoline and diesel engine options will be available at and following the crossover's launch.

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The 1.4-liter Multiair Turbo engine and the 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder will be shared with the Renegade.

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Front- and all-wheel-drive models will be available with four different transmission options.

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The 500X will be the first Fiat model to use the nine-speed automatic transmission.

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Though primarily designed for city driving, the 500X will be available in a "leisure" trim level that includes ruggedized plastic trim.

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The compact crossover seats five, and features an elevated seating position that Fiat thinks is ideal for city driving.

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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.

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The double-decker headlamp and fog light combo makes a return appearance.

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The 500X will see sales across Europe and in North American markets.

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Pricing, packaging and availability have yet to be announced.

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