Today we bring a speculative interpretation of a Fiat five-door hatchback based on the recently facelifted 500.
Today we bring a speculative interpretation of a Fiat five-door hatchback based on the 500X crossover.
Fiat made some subtle yet effective cosmetic tweaks to its cute 500 city car which have now been implemented on a modified 500X body to create a five-door hatch worthy of a Punto replacement that is long overdue. We won't be surprised if the real deal will look a lot like this and frankly it wouldn't be a bad thing as it would spice up the supermini segment.
It is not known at this point when Fiat will finally launch a successor for the Punto, but reports are pointing out it will be slotted in the ever growing 500 family so it will lose its name as it will likely be called 500 Plus or something like that.
The engine lineup is expected to be carried over from the facelifted 500 and will include among others a 85 bhp & 105 bhp 0.9-liter TwinAir and a 95 bhp 1.3-liter 16v Multijet II turbodiesel. Depending on engine choice, Fiat will be offering 5- and 6-speed manuals as well as a Dualogic robotized transmission.
Before this comes out, Fiat has plans to launch the Aegea compact sedan which is also spawning a Bravo-replacing hatchback and an estate version to fulfill the gap left after the Stilo Multiwagon was phased out.