Fiat is considering a 500x Abarth already knew, but the idea seems ever closer to becoming a reality. You could use the propeller TBI 1.75 liter 200hp.
N t is the first time we heard Fiat Chrysler Automobiles talk of a possible Abarth 500X . A few months ago the idea came from Roberto Giolitto Fiat design chief, who suggested that it might be an idea that would work very well. While Giolitto at the time did not give too many details, he said a 500X performance based variant was studied.
Now it was Alfredo Altavilla , operational manager of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles who suggested in an interview granted recently to the British publication Auto Express , that 500x could be the next model with which Abarth product family, which at the moment is made only by the 500 will expand, but more quickly join the 124 Spider has already been confirmed officially.
The Abarth 500x could hide the 1.75 liters TBI under its hood.
The Fiat 500x is one of the options currently being considered. Its release would allow Fiat to take a slice of the market in which we currently do not participate. The Abarth 500X compete against MINI Countryman JCW or against Nissan Juke Nismo RS , which will only strengthen the involvement of Fiat in the SUV segment.
Under the hood, since Auto Express suggest that Abarth could mount 500x engine turbo 1.75-liter TBI that gives life to Alfa Romeo 4C and also use the 124 Spider . However it is expected that these two new products, the propellant has a yield around 200 horsepower , some 40 hp less than the 4C.
Altavilla, is the engineer behind the stunning Abarth 695 Biposto and admitted that they went too far with the Punto Abarth, which more than anything had changed its aesthetics. If the Abarth 500x reaches production, promised a real product with sporty performance and not just a design exercise, adding that any new product Abarth must improve its performance as an added value, but would be useless.
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