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.