Fiat 500X Opening Edition confirmed

Car manufacturers often resort to cobbling together special editions to eke out a few more sales from models that are facing extinction. Nowadays though, the tactic is increasingly being applied to brand new products too. Mercedes-Benz’s Edition 1 variants are a very good example of the practice.

Fiat is following in a similar vein because, to help create some extra buzz around the launch of its 500X crossover, the Opening Edition has been announced.

Fiat 500X Opening Edition (2015) Badge

In fact, two distinct versions are being offered. The first is based on the 500X’s ‘urban’ theme and features Art Grey paintwork and 18” alloy wheels.

Also included in the specification are rear privacy glass, the Comfort Pack, automatic climate control and the Safety Pack. That last item consists of lane departure and blind spot warning systems, plus a rear reversing camera.

Fiat 500X (2015) Front Side

Power comes from either a 118 bhp (88 kW / 120 PS) 1.6 litre MultiJet II diesel or a 138 bhp (102 kW / 140 PS) 1.4 litre MultiAir II turbocharged petrol engine. Both options send their output to the front wheels.

Alternatively, the second Opening Edition takes the ‘adventurous’ iteration of the 500X as a starting point. Finished in tri-coat Amore Red, it comes with part-time all-wheel drive and a 138 bhp (102 kW / 140 PS) 2.0 litre MultiJet II diesel motor that’s mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Fiat 500X (2015) Side

Additional equipment comprises red and black two-tone leather upholstery, satellite navigation, automatic lights and wipers, power folding door mirrors and steering wheel gear shifters.

Altogether, just 2,000 examples of the 500X Opening Edition are going to be built. Availability is being restricted to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, so anybody in the UK who fancied one faces disappointment.

Starting prices in Italy range from €21,900 to €30,650.

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