The Fiat 500 range has been constantly evolving, and today – considering the different models on the market and the many variations on the theme – the word 500 almost indicates a sub-brand of its own. Also part of this family is the larger 500X (you can read Design Story in the issue n. 209), which, with its recently mid-career restyling, aligns itself with the latest design language brought to the road by the electric version of the 500. The most important changes are those affecting the front end. Here, in fact, the Fiat logo disappears, giving way to the 500 one (sub-brand, we said), imprinted directly into the bodywork, while in the lower part of the bumper the design of the air intakes changes, which are now slightly larger than in the outgoing series.
Small differences are also found in the rear, where a Fiat lettering pops up at the top of the tailgate, highlighted by a long satin finish. Also confirmed is the presence of the Dolcevita version with a canvas sunroof. Debuting with the restyled500X is the new Hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.5 turbocharged gasoline coupled to a 48V module for a system output of 130 hp for 240 Nm of torque. In fact, it is a mild-hybrid capable of behaving almost like a full-hybrid. The same powertrain is also available for the Tipo and allows the two models to move for short stretches in electric mode.