2019 Fiat 500X Teased, Could Launch This Fall With New Engines

The Fiat 500X was introduced nearly four years ago and now we’re getting a purported glimpse of the facelifted variant.

Posted by Autoblog.it, the teaser image reveals the updated model will have a modestly revised front fascia and new lighting units. The headlights are particularly eye-catching as they feature integrated LED lights which sort of resemble eye lids. Further below, there are restyled fog lights and circular LED lights that surround the turn signals.

The teaser image isn’t terribly revealing, but previous spy photos have shown the model will have new bumpers and more stylish taillights. The changes are relatively minor and they echo the updates that were applied to the 2019 Jeep Renegade.

Speaking of the Renegade, engine options will likely be shared between the two models. As a result, the 500X could be offered with a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder that produces 120 PS (88 kW / 118 hp) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. There could also be a new a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine that has outputs of 150 PS (110 kW / 148 hp) and 180 PS (132 kW / 177 hp), both with 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque.

Interior changes are more mysterious, but Autoblog.it says the 500X will come with a new steering wheel and an updated infotainment system. There could also be additional updates including revised trim and upholstery combinations, but nothing is official as of yet.

The 2019 Fiat 500X will reportedly be unveiled this fall. There’s no word on when exactly as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reportedly decided to skip this year’s Paris Motor Show.

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Spy photo credits: CarPix and S. Baldauf / SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Much ado about nothing.

    • Earl Scheib

      Wonder if they get Charlie Sheen to advertise these new Fiats again like he did in the past?

  • I have to keep my expectations low, as the 2.4L “Tigershark” motor has been a disappointment in Fiat and Jeep models. But if the new 1.3L “Firefly” comes to the US-spec Renegade, and it produces just as much torque as the Tigershark while averaging 30MPG, then that product will be back on track as a contemporary city SUV.

  • Zandit75

    The car looks ashamed of itself.

  • Jay

    I think the biggest flaw with this car is the interior, hopefully that was addressed.

  • iea96

    Jeep Renegade recently got a refresh, why not do the same thing for it’s sister and add the same “new” stuff? Good move FCA, keep going like this.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    here we go again with FCA wasting their money on cars that dont sell…Whats next..ur gonna redesign the 500L?..which was the worst car of all. So instead of giving us new chrysler or dodge products..they waste their money on this dud company fiat. smh…chrysler 300 car alone sold more then the entire fiat lineup. smh

    • Earl Scheib

      100% agree.

    • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

      Fiat have sold over 330,000 in Europe. Just because they don’t sell very well in North America, it doesn’t mean they are wasting their money.

    • Quinton Buntin

      Can’t argue with you on this. 100% agree.

    • DMJ

      The 500X sells well in Europe. It’s a good move to update it.

  • :/ Yurr

    New lights aren’t gonna do this any justice, throw the whole thing away.

  • Enter Ranting

    Why does it have big bags under its eyes?

  • botornot387

    Love those front headlight lighting units. These are cool looking cars, if only they didnt have so many shortcomings and horrible reliability ratings, they could be more competitive with Mini.

  • Anthony James

    So these will likely be the engines in the next abarth 595?

  • mistera

    In Europe is Best Seller in its segment…

  • ME

    The need to improve on the directional and wiper stalks as they are of low grade.

  • bimbammit

    I want to know the release date! If they only sell one, I want it to be to me! 🙂

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