Fiat 500x Hybrid
Model update

Fiat line-up now fully electrified with new 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybrid

February 15, 2022
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  • Fiat has completed the electrification of its line-up with the launch of the 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybrid: another important step towards sustainable mobility for all
  • Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 11% lower*, contributing to lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Both models now with 48-Volt technology
  • Improved safety systems with full ADAS specifications
  • Priced from £27,585 for 500X Hybrid and £27,595 for Tipo Hybrid (OTR)

The new 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybrid complete the electrification of the Fiat line-up, which began with the 500 Hybrid and Panda Hybrid, and continued with the fully-electric New 500. With a new 48-Volt Hybrid engine, Fiat now offers at least one low-emissions version for each model and takes a further step along the path of energy transition and sustainable mobility.

All versions of the 500X and Tipo equipped with the hybrid engine also include a new ‘Hybrid’ logo on the tailgate, made up of two leaves with dew drops in blue – a more vibrant shade than used on the 500 and Panda – to denote the technological evolution of the engine. The partnership with (RED) also continues as 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybrid are launched in the (RED) Special Series trim level.

New 48-Volt Hybrid

The new engine fitted to the 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybrid is not only more affordable thanks to its low running costs but is also more technologically advanced. 

The synergy between the new-generation FireFly engine, a 4-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol turbo that can deliver up to 130hp with torque of 240Nm, and the 48-Volt, 15kW e-motor, controlled by the new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Advanced hybrid technology also includes a BSG electric motor with silent 100% electric startup, and an e-motor that improves the vehicle’s efficiency and dynamics which enables it to drive with the internal combustion engine turned off.

Consumption & Emissions*

These are the first Fiat Hybrids that can use solely the electric motor by completely disconnecting the petrol engine, which can remain idle for up to 47% of the time on the WLTP cycle. In the urban cycle alone, the percentage rises to 62%. The benefits of the new 48-volt 1.5 T4 Hybrid engine are even greater than with the previous 1.3 T4 (500X): in the new model, the CO2 emissions are up to 11% lower (WLTP cycle). 

Performance

With acceleration to 62mph in 9.3 seconds (Tipo) and 9.4 seconds (500X) there is practically instantaneous torque delivery from the e-motor. If starting in pure electric mode, the combustion engine assists in the demand for power.

The e-motor acts to shift the operating point of the combustion engine, ensuring that it can reach maximum efficiency even in a cold vehicle. This function speeds up the catalyser warmup transition, with further benefits in fuel consumption and emissions.

Driving electric

The hybrid power supply has multiple advantages in both models, not least in startup in 100% electric mode – smooth, silent and no fuel wasted. Likewise, the car can continue to be driven in full-electric mode, compatible with power demand and the battery charge level (e-launch). 

Electric-only power supply can also be used for the e-creeping function, to make a series of short movements forward with no pressure on the accelerator, for example in a traffic jam (e-queueing). The car can also be parked in 100% electric mode, either in first gear or in reverse (e-parking). In addition, the hybrid power supply is designed to recover energy during both braking and deceleration.

Fiat 500X Hybrid, the Italian crossover

The 500X Hybrid is the ideal addition to the line-up of a model that, since its launch in 2014, has exceeded 750,000 registrations: a global success, given that the 500X is sold in all major markets around the world.

Available as a soft top and with the option of a (RED) edition, the Hybrid version of the 500X introduces the new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The exterior look has also been refreshed for Model Year 2022: the front takes on the new ‘500’ logo, while the rear includes dynamic ‘FIAT’ lettering. Two design cues that make the 500X even more contemporary and a nod to the look and feel of the New 500.

Available in Club, Cross and Sport trim levels and with two body variants (Hatchback and Dolcevita, with soft top), the 500X line-up also includes a 1.0 120hp engine with manual transmission. 

Fiat Tipo Hybrid

The Tipo Hybrid is part of a line-up that has sold over one million units since launch, making it the epitome of the ‘family mover’. It is available in three trim levels (Tipo, City Life and Cross), all in the hatchback body variant. As well as the Hybrid version, Tipo is also available with a 100hp 1.0 T3 petrol engine. In addition to the Tipo Cross 1.0 100hp specification, the Tipo Cross Hybrid also comes as standard with heated front seats, keyless entry and go and blind spot assist.

Drive safely with ADAS

The 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybrid lead their respective segments for their optional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), making them easier to drive and helping to prevent potential hazards.

Key safety specifications include:

  • Attention Assist – a new addition to the 500X Hybrid although previously seen in the New Tipo in 2020, to detect early signs of driver fatigue in the vehicle's sideways movements. It also sends an acoustic and visual warning to the instrument panel and recommends the driver take a break.
  • Autonomous Emergency Brake – brakes automatically to avoid or reduce a collision with a vehicle in front, even if the driver takes no action. Before it is fully triggered, the system sends an acoustic and visual signal to the instrument panel, then slightly brakes as a warning.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition – to identify the maximum speed permitted on the road the car is driven on.
  • Intelligent Speed Assist – recommends the driver observe the speed limit.
  • Lane Control – to keep the car in lane, provided its markings can be correctly detected.
  • Adaptive High Beam – to ensure improved visibility when driving at night, by automatically turning on the high beams when the opposite carriageway is empty.
  • Blind Spot Assist – uses ultrasonic sensors to monitor blind spots and warn of any obstacles with a triangular warning light on the wing mirror.

To contribute to making life on board even more practical and straightforward, Keyless Entry/Go and rear camera are also available.

*Provisional values under homologation

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