At the L.A. Auto Show this year, Fiat introduced their new and long-awaited crossover to the American public and also unveiled a custom, Moparized version. The 2016 Fiat 500X will launch in the U.S. in five trim levels: Pop, Easy, Lounge, and for a more rugged look, Trekking and Trekking Plus.
The Trekking Plus is the only version of the Fiat 500X equipped well-enough so you can live with it. Spec it right, and you can get Uconnect, leather seats, top-notch audio system, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, and… There are also two engines to choose from; a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo with 160 bhp and 184 lb-ft, and a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 with 180 bhp and 175 lb-ft of torque.
Basically a jacked-up Fiat 500, the 500X comes with increased ride height, larger wheels and a rugged – sort of – look thanks to extra plastic bits fitted to the bumper and sills. Trekking and Trekking Plus models feature unique front and rear fascia designs, and satin silver accents.
What Mopar offers for the Fiat 500X include what is showcased on the X-treme concept here. You get hood and sills graphic packages, 18-inch Mopar wheels decorated with production FIAT center caps, satin Black “wings” on the chrome rear and front badges and a gloss black painted exhaust tip, plus Tuscany Katzkin Leather, with the steering wheel and shifter boot trimmed with red accent stitching.