Fiat 500X bigger than expected: C-segment
Those who thought that the Fiat-factory in San Nicola di Melfi would be producing cars the size of the 500L, were wrong. The Fiat 500X will be built on the longest variant of the ‘Small Wide’ platform and will therefore be a fair amount bigger than its smaller brother from Serbia. The same of course also counts for the smaller Jeep, which will also be built on the same platform and in the same factory. The 500X will thus be the biggest (and the last, for now) variant to be given the 500-indication, is what Autocar reported yesterday. In short: the biggest Fiat in the US in a couple of months. Lingotto might think of it as the logical successor to the Bravo, given the fact that this is the last classic hatchback by Fiat in the C-segment.
It seems like Fiat is creating a new segment above the existing B-segment, which will increase the supply. We thought that the 500L was already quite ‘Large’ for a B-segment car, so we can imagine how big the 500X will be. Furthermore, we recently spotted a heavily camouflaged Crossover on the testing grounds of Fiat, but unfortunately weren’t allowed to take pictures of it.