Fiat 500X Abarth Adding Spice to Compact Crossover

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Fiat 500X will expand its lineup with a high-performance, sportier Abarth model.

According to the Italian automaker’s head of European design, Roberto Giolito, the 500X will get an Abarth variant with more visible cues to separate it from the standard model. “I can say today this is a good item,” said Giolito in an interview with CarAdvice. “It’s absolutely perfect in terms of drivability, control. The driving seat is perfect measured to control the car. So the Abarth would be perfect.”

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Unfortunately it appears that the 500X Abarth is still in its early stages of planning as Giolito didn’t elaborate on technical details on what the 500X Abarth would entail. But the 500X will surely get more aesthetic modifications as opposed to the current 500 and 500 Abarth models, which differ slightly in styling.

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[Source: CarAdvice]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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