The Abarth 500X will arrive in 2017 with all-wheel drive and 170 HP

Recreación del Abarth 500X por X-Tomi Design

Recreation of the Abarth-tuned 500X by X-Tomi Design

Abarth is still working for to expand its range of models in the near future. The Group’s subsidiary FCA is already thinking of doing a model more radical of the newly launched Fiat 124 Spider. But today we come to speak of another model, as after the roadster is it possible to reach the Abarth 500X. A sport variant of the SUV Italian, whose arrival would be scheduled for the 2017.

Although there is not yet anything official, this vehicle could arrive with the well-known motor 1.4 MultiAir II which is already used in the Fiat 500X and the 124 Spider offering 140 horsepower. For this occasion the power would increase to the 170 horses, staying somewhat below the 218 HP of the MINI Countryman JCW and Nissan Juke Nismo, that would be their rivals more direct.

Recreación del Fiat 500X Abarth

Recreation of the Abarth-tuned 500X by X-Tomi Design

The Abarth 500X will only be offered with a configuration of awd. The power would happen to the four wheels through a transmission six-speed manual. Also provide, optionally, a gearbox automatic dual clutch of six relations. Of course this new mechanical combination would have to be accompanied by an aesthetic more aggressive and in keeping with Abarth.

Also with elements improve dynamic level as the most powerful brakes, suspension, more sporty and an exhaust system with the most personality. It is not unreasonable that this future model to be considered by Abarth for to compete in rally, since the mark would be thinking of the 124 Spider and this 500X could be a good alternative.

The Abarth 500X would be thought of as a global model at its launch in 2017. However, their sales would focus on the u.s. market, where one of every five Fiat 500 to be sold is Abarth.

Source – Coach