Fiat 500X sales dive prompts price drop and spec update

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Jimi Beckwith
12 February 2018
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Sales of the Fiat 500X fell by two thirds over 2016, prompting Fiat to usher in a series of tweaks to the small SUV for 2018. 

In 2016, the brand sold 14,224 examples of the model, but this tumbled to 4814 in 2017, a collapse of 66%.

In response, Fiat has clipped the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine from the 500X line-up, leaving four engines remaining: the 1.4-litre Multiair and 1.6-litre E-torQ petrols and the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre Multijet diesels.

Prices have been cut across the range, with the range-topping 2.0-litre Cross model taking a £1400 drop. An increase of £120 has been applied to bottom-rung Pop trim, however.

In addition, the higher-spec Lounge and Cross Plus trim levels have been pruned from the line-up, leaving Pop, Pop Star, Mirror and Cross.

Cross brings more rugged styling and the range-topping 2.0-litre engine.

Nguồn: www.autocar.co.uk