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FIAT 500X DOLCEVITA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS

1.0 Red 5dr

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions143.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed119mph

Driver Convenience

  • 3.5" monochrome TFT display
  • 7" HD touchscreen DAB radio with bluetooth,3D navigation, Aux-in and USB in central tunnel
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Dusk sensor
  • E-call
  • Lane assist with intelligent speed assist and traffic sign recognition
  • Power assist steering
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Stop/start system

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Active roll mitigation

Entertainment

  • 2x Front USB port
  • 6 speakers

Exterior Features

  • 3rd brake light
  • All-road bumpers with protective inserts
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Electric front and rear windows
  • Front fog lights with cornering function
  • Heated rear windows with wash wipe
  • LED daytime running light and rear braking light
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Red electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Red logo
  • Red logo on B-Pillar
  • Roof rails
  • Satin chrome inserts tailgate, door handles, front moulding

Interior Features

  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 4 way manually adjustable front seats
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Auto dual-zone climate control system
  • Auxilliary 12V power socket
  • Black floor mats with red stitching
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Courtesy light on sunvisor
  • Fabric upholstery with red detailing
  • Front head restraints
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Parcel shelf
  • Red dashboard with 500 logo in black
  • Seat back pockets
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Techno leather steering wheel with audio controls
  • Two rear head restraints

Packs

  • Comfort package - 500X Red
  • LED Pack - 500X
  • Red healthy cabin pack - 500X

Passive Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • 6 airbags - Front, side and window
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESC including ASR, MSR, Hill Holder, ABS, EBD, ERM,DST, BAS
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Height adjustable seatbelts
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking

Wheels

  • 17" alloy wheels

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    143
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    144
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    143

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    SOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    70
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    86.5
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    7.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    35.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    35.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    47.1

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    120
  • Based On ID
    96759
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Dolcevita Red
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    8
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    Yes
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    10.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    120
  • Engine Power - KW
    88
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    140
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    19.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    190
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1750
  • Top Speed
    119

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1595
  • Height (including roof rails)
    1603
  • Length
    4269
  • Wheelbase
    2570
  • Width
    1796
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2025

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    48
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1000
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    350
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    600
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1320
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.05

Fiat expands its 500X range with this soft top version. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

Fiat's 500X small SUV needed a unique selling point. Well, this Dolcevita open-topped version has it. There simply isn't another open-topped model in the small Crossover segment. This isn't a proper convertible; instead, as with the Fiat 500 C city car, what you get is what amounts to a huge fabric sunroof, though a very big one, extending the entire surface of the roof.

Driving Experience

Though the 500X continues to be based around Jeep Renegade underpinnings, quite a lot has changed in recent years with this car from an engineering perspective. Diesel engines are no more and you can't now get 4WD either. Instead, the range is primarily based around a latest-generation family of petrol engines - a three cylinder 1.0-litre unit (which only comes with manual transmission) and a four cylinder 1.3 (which only comes as a DCT auto). The 1.0-litre models will probably suit most customers best, this 120hp powerplant developing a more than sufficient 190Nm of pulling power and being paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. In this form, this car is impressively refined at motorway speeds. Rest to 62mph in the 1.0-litre models takes 10.9s en route to 117mph. If you go for the four cylinder 1.3-litre unit (which has 150hp and 270Nm of torque), your car will feature Fiat's 6-speed dual clutch DCT automatic transmission. The ride on the move is a touch on the firm side, but this does help to restrict body movement through the corners. Steering feel is well-weighted but not especially communicative.

Design and Build

The 500X Dolcevita's canvas soft top opens at the touch of a button in 15 seconds, even while driving at up to 62mph, and has been engineered to have an unchanged load capacity compared to the hard top 500X. It also ensures good visibility and an open-air experience, even for passengers in the back. The canvas is available in black, grey and red, to match the ten body colours available. Designed in the Centro Stile FIAT, the 500X measures 4.25m in length, 1.80m in width and 1.60m in height. You get a spacious 350-litre luggage compartment which can be extended using the Fold&Tumble rear seats and the fold-flat front passenger seat. The cabin features wraparound bolstering and arm rests placed in the centre console and on the door trims to aid relaxed cruising. The cabin has a 7-inch central UConnect infotainment screen and top variants get a 3.5-inch screen in the instrument cluster too.

Market and Model

Prices start from around £24,000 - which is quite a step up from the cost of an equivalent base-trim fixed-top 500X, around £21,000. As in the fixed top range, there are three trim levels - 'Connect', 'Cross' and 'Sport', the latter two offering the option of 1.3-litre petrol power as an alternative to the 1.0-litre base unit. The 'Connect' trim level includes a 7-inch Uconnect infotainment system with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features include a techno-leather steering wheel and 17-inch alloy wheels, plus blacked-out windows, fog lights and LED DRLs. In its 'Cross' trim level, the 500X offers smarter seats with a camouflage-patterned centre panel, vinyl inserts, 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning and parking sensors. The top of the range 'Sport' trim level gets burnished black 19-inch alloy wheels, side skirts, a rear spoiler, black fabric sports seats with red piping, automatic air conditioning, a matte titanium dashboard and a 3.5-inch colour TFT screen in the instrument cluster.

Cost of Ownership

The market for boutique small Crossovers such as the 500X isn't anything like as price sensitive as those of other small cars and cost of ownership figures consequently come a bit further down the priorities scale. Nevertheless, the 500X utilises engines from other Fiat Group models where buyers are putting the budget under a bit more scrutiny. The unit most UK buyers will choose, the 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol, returns some decent efficiency figures; netting 45.6mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of up to 142g/km. For the 1.3-litre auto variant, the CO2 return best is also 142g/km, with up to 44.1mpg. You can also do your bit on the frugality side in this model, thanks to the clever 'eco:Drive LIVE' system that's built into the centre-dash infotainment screen. Fiat says it's a bit like having a personal trainer on board. This electronic coach isn't looking to fight the flab, but instead is looking to trim your figures rather than your figure; specifically those for fuel and CO2 efficiency. Earlier versions of the 'eco:Drive' system did this by monitoring your driving style, then producing a report you had to download onto a USB stick, then view on your home PC - which was all a bit nerdish. Here, it's all done with live assistance, analysing your driving in real time and making suggestions instantly displayed on the dash-mounted UConnect infotainment screen. Every model in the range is covered by a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty and there's 36 months of breakdown cover included as well. Should you have a problem on a journey, you can use the 'Uconnect' infotainment system to contact roadside assistance and the same set-up can also be used to book routine services.

Summary

The 500X hasn't sold as well as it should have for Fiat, but there's still time for the Italian brand to turn that around. Recent updates and this Dolcevita open-topped version should help. The slow-selling diesel and 4WD models have been dropped from the range and buyers are now at last treated to a properly efficient range of modern petrol units. We're a little disappointed that the price increment for Dolcevita motoring is so high, but what you're getting is so rare in the compact SUV segment that some buyers might not care. And you're now getting a far more class-competitive product that has more than a dash of Italian flair. Indeed, we continue to think that this car sets a template for how a retro-style citycar shape can be expanded into something more family-sized. In short, this car deserves a place on your small SUV shortlist.

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