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Social => Videos => Topic started by: John501 on February 23, 2015, 07:35:39 pm

Title: Fiat 500X
Post by: John501 on February 23, 2015, 07:35:39 pm
Who actually wants an Abarth version of this ?
Forget the colour and the fact it's LHD, if Abarth made it would you consider one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ_4vwlaI3c
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: sandys on February 23, 2015, 08:37:43 pm
Not unless it got some Integrale style aggression in Abarth form, It's not a hideous car but it looks a little wet and featureless compared to its Renegade brother, might appeal to the missus.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: will-w on February 23, 2015, 08:39:26 pm
We might possibly think of replacing Emma's Mini Countryman with an Abarth version, if one ever materialised..

We wouldn't entertain the Fiat version though..  I think it's going to end up being a very 'niche' car
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on February 23, 2015, 08:45:33 pm
It would certainly add another much needed feather to the Abarth cap. :thumb:
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: sandys on February 23, 2015, 10:18:26 pm
Tough to know what would sell in this sector, but if you can sell a Juke you can sell anything :)
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: J_a_m_e_s on February 23, 2015, 11:42:56 pm
That is one ugly interior! If they make an abarth version of this then they are getting desperate.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Brian1612 on February 24, 2015, 12:08:36 am
Ugly interior..? Really? I would say that is possibly the nicest and certainly highest quality interior I have seen in any fiat easily.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: flutes on February 24, 2015, 07:47:41 am
I can't imagine there'd be much demand for an Abarth version, but I'm not the target market at all!

What interested me is that I couldn't see a Microsoft logo anywhere around that USB connector - does that mean that Fiat is coming to its senses and finally ditching Blue&Me?
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: sdonnetini on February 24, 2015, 09:14:43 am
Think it will be targeting a niche audience, but i think it will be a plausible model. If someone wanted an Abarth, but thinks the 500 and Punto are a little small and impractical, then this should fit the bill for them.

Having said that it will go against most things i believe Abarth should stand for, but Rome wasn't built in a day and if Abarth truly want to become a stand alone brand, then these are the risky steps and model expansions they have to consider.

Good luck to them  :)
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: spezial1 on February 24, 2015, 09:18:01 am
I would hate to see an Abarth version. I would never buy any car in that category (Juke, Big Mini's etc.) awful.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Shant Ole on February 24, 2015, 09:30:27 am
Why not? I mean i dont know if i would buy one but there are so many cars out there in the market now that make normal cars faster and sportier. Why not Fiat make the 500x if it would make their sales go up?

If you have a family and you want a big car to be comfortable why not get that plus have the sporty looks and the power ;D
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: spezial1 on February 24, 2015, 09:43:26 am
Agreed Shant but are there not miles better options for a family already out there? More power, better looks and practicality can all be had already.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: sdonnetini on February 24, 2015, 09:49:37 am
Why not? I mean i dont know if i would buy one but there are so many cars out there in the market now that make normal cars faster and sportier. Why not Fiat make the 500x if it would make their sales go up?

If you have a family and you want a big car to be comfortable why not get that plus have the sporty looks and the power ;D
  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: PORTHOS on February 24, 2015, 10:03:47 am
Amazing. I need to take a look :) The CRV we have is a great car but this 500X looks much more aesthetically pleasing.

Can I ask if those dials for the Aircon are the type you rotate under hand to adjust power settings? I REALLY like that! Very tactile compared to push buttons.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: spezial1 on February 24, 2015, 10:15:59 am
I'd rather have a Focus ST estate. I think some people are looking at that ugly mess through Abarth tinted spectacles. If it was made by another company it would get slated on here.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: John501 on February 24, 2015, 10:19:54 am
Amazing. I need to take a look :) The CRV we have is a great car but this 500X looks much more aesthetically pleasing.

Can I ask if those dials for the Aircon are the type you rotate under hand to adjust power settings? I REALLY like that! Very tactile compared to push buttons.

Yes they are, same as the Alfa dials.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Shant Ole on February 24, 2015, 10:34:59 am
Agreed Shant but are there not miles better options for a family already out there? More power, better looks and practicality can all be had already.

People like me for example who find it extremely hard to go to another non Italian market would prefer this choice :)
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Shant Ole on February 24, 2015, 10:36:04 am
Amazing. I need to take a look :)

I saw the 500X in Londons showroom last week :thumb:
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: PORTHOS on February 24, 2015, 10:38:10 am
Amazing. I need to take a look :) The CRV we have is a great car but this 500X looks much more aesthetically pleasing.

Can I ask if those dials for the Aircon are the type you rotate under hand to adjust power settings? I REALLY like that! Very tactile compared to push buttons.

Yes they are, same as the Alfa dials.

Superb, they are just a pleasure to use.

An Abarth version would blow my mind, 4x4 Abarth which is superb on road and off...... yes please :)

Watch out Dartmoor, lol.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: 595girlie on February 24, 2015, 11:38:58 am
I'd rather have a Focus ST estate. I think some people are looking at that ugly mess through Abarth tinted spectacles. If it was made by another company it would get slated on here.

I completely agree with you.  All these crossover's etc, are just awful and you cannot make a real 'sporty' car out of them.  It's like the Range Rover 'Sport'... Seriously?  Anyhow, we all have our own opinions and I'm sure this will sell, just like the MINI countryman and clubman or whatever those things are called.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: LeCreme on February 24, 2015, 01:53:42 pm
I like the look of them. Tempted to go see one.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: adw1979 on February 24, 2015, 01:55:43 pm
I like the idea of the 500X abarth, but would all depend on how it looked. Make it a rally car?

They did show a crossover concept a year or so ago on here, but was taken down as it was meant for private market research, the one shown looked good and I said it would sell ( just look at the Juke )
There was also concept pics for a coupe, new 500 and punto replacement. Anyone remember that??
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Moose on February 25, 2015, 09:39:57 pm
I've noticed you've mentioned an Abarth version of this a couple of times now John - either you're 'sowing seeds' or you want one yourself  :whistle: ;D

Seriously though, I think I mentioned before, although Abarth version of the 500x would be tempting, I don't think it would tempt me away from my Yeti.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: sandys on February 26, 2015, 12:17:25 am
The Rally style 500x  :thumb: Make sure it can still tow though. The number of hottish family motors I have tried to buy but can't fit towball on for trailer/bikes etc, rules them out is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: APE MAN on February 26, 2015, 08:53:09 pm
As a current Ape owner considering a replacement, I certainly wouldn't want a 500x to replace it.  I would rather go for an Alfa Mito or A595.

I would love to see a proper replacement for the Punto than another variation of the 500 theme, but Fiat seem committed to having a range of cars all based on the 500.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Nadeem on February 27, 2015, 03:49:20 pm
Now I'm a dad I take notice of things like this a little more. From previous discussion some people don't like the idea of an Abarth version.

The 500x Cross (not city) is much better looking than a Countryman and, if they can find better looking seats, I'd have an Abarth version only.

Going to the local Fiat dealer tomorrow to have a nosey anyway to see what it's like inside.  It looks nothing like the 500L which is a good thing.

Only problem is which relative do I sell my car to if I ever decide to change? There is a long waiting list including my dad who is almost 70!
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: midlife crisis on March 02, 2015, 12:08:18 am
I collected my A500 today, and the dealer showed me the last render from Fiat (received this week) of the next gen A500 due mid 2016 and the A500X. The 500X is a 3 or 5 door with a provisional launch date of mid/end 2017, both of them look incredible (but they are just drawings), but even if they are 90% accurate, they look incredible.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: John501 on March 02, 2015, 09:33:59 am
And at this moment, renderings are all they are.
There is absolutely no official murmurings about Abarth 500X at all.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Shant Ole on March 02, 2015, 09:35:47 am
Im starting to like the 500X even more now. I like having nice normal cars too and the 500X looks nice and comfy
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: adw1979 on March 02, 2015, 10:55:43 am
Are we allowed to see the renderings?
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: adw1979 on March 04, 2015, 04:01:09 pm
Did it look like this??
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: adw1979 on March 04, 2015, 04:05:25 pm
or this?
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: sdonnetini on March 04, 2015, 04:11:01 pm
or this?
This looks best out of the two. ( the white one )
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: midlife crisis on March 04, 2015, 05:00:35 pm
The version I was shown, was more like the white one, but a more pronounced  shape/striking features, if you know what I mean.

I would have put my name down for one there and then, if I was sure it would come out like the rendering, but as John said (the wise man) what I saw was just a rendering, so until I see the final physical look, spec and price, the deposit money will have to stay in my bank account.
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Shant Ole on March 04, 2015, 06:22:45 pm
The front end of the white one is very nice and angry 8)
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: adw1979 on March 04, 2015, 06:41:45 pm
Lets hope they give this the green light, im interested  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Shant Ole on March 04, 2015, 06:45:48 pm
Imagine this on a rally stage 8)
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Brian1612 on March 05, 2015, 12:00:13 pm
Would be very interested in this if it looked like the white one, the front of it is so aggressive, its stunning... both my sisters and dad who have never had any interest in the Abarth brand were very impressed with this rendering of the A500x, 250 bhp in this or there abouts and 6-6.5s to 62 and I would consider one as a replacement for my Punto SS when it's released!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Shant Ole on March 05, 2015, 12:23:20 pm
Plus you can fit many babies if you want to have a big family in there lol
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Brian1612 on March 05, 2015, 12:24:53 pm
Exactly what my GF joked about when I showed her it  :o

She did like it though  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fiat 500X
Post by: Shant Ole on March 05, 2015, 12:26:04 pm
I always wanted to have 11 babies so i can make a football team and myself being the coach ;D lol