Fiat Needs to Build this 500X Coupe
Crossover fans rejoice, the recently revealed Fiat 500X CUV has broken cover and it’s heading to these shores for the 2016 model year. Like its mechanically similar cousin – the lovable Jeep Renegade – the 500X boasts four doors and pumped-up looks to match its all-wheel-drive potential. But that left render artist Theophilus Chin to wonder how a 500X would appear sans two doors. So Chin chopped out two hinges with his digital wizardry and that’s left us with this intriguing render. RELATED: Take a closer look at the all-new 2016 Fiat 500X
While the latest incarnation of the Fiat lineup certainly retains some roly-poly styling, this 500X Coupe render trims the fat, and trades its practicality for a touch of two-door Fiat sportiness. Fold flat rear seats would allow for significant rear cargo room and stuff-hauling capabilities. Or Fiat could simply yank them out completely for a focused two-seat hatch and an interesting niche in the CUV market. Because what's sportier than telling your friends that your Italian sports car only has room for two?
Further to the point, many crossovers just wouldn’t look quite right with two less doors (think Buick Encore), but we’d put to you the 500X looks just as trendy with or without them. And, if given the choice between this and its obvious two-door rival, the Mini Paceman, we’d walk away with Fiat keys in our pocket.
Internet, which would you choose?
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