Contrary to rumors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles didn’t announce plans to eliminate the Fiat brand in North America during its Capital Markets Day presentation earlier this month. Instead, the brand will continue its ho-hum existence with an assortment of facelifted models and minor special editions.
The latest such vehicle is the 500X Adventurer Edition which will go on sale in the United States this summer. Based on the 500X Trekking, the special edition is essentially a $945 package which adds black roof rails, orange mirror caps and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The package also includes orange body-side graphics and splash guards.
Fiat declined to release interior pictures but that’s probably for the best as the Adventurer Edition only adds a rear cargo tray and all-weather floor mats. While it’s hard to get excited about floor mats and a cargo tray, it appears the Adventurer Edition provides a decent amount of value as the two interior items are also available on the All Weather Base Package by Mopar and that costs $225.
The Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition will be available exclusively in four colors including Bianco Gelato (White Clear Coat), Nero Cinema (Black Clear Coat), Grigio Graphite (Graphite Grey) and Grigio Argentino (Grey Metallic). On the inside, customers have a choice between black or brown.
Since the special edition is based on the 500X Trekking, pricing starts at $24,630. An all-wheel drive variant is also available for an additional $1,900.
Regardless of which version is selected, both are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 180 hp (134 kW / 182 PS) and 175 lb-ft (237 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a standard nine-speed automatic transmission.