Dolcevita is a limited-edition model of the new FIAT 500X Hybrid with convertible bodywork. A model that is distinguished by its attractive external appearance, high-quality interior finishes, and, most importantly, its comprehensive equipment. In addition, as if it were not enough, there is an electrified mechanical beneath the hood.
The convertible version of the FIAT 500X is marketed under the name Dolcevita. FIAT has chosen to create the new Dolcevita Special Edition in an effort to provide a significant boost to the sales of its extremely fascinating SUV, which has lately opted for electric propulsion. A variant that arrives in Spain with equipment.
The pricing for the new FIAT 500X Dolcevita Edition has already been set, and its commercial voyage has begun. A model with electric mechanics and an external and interior design that distinguishes it from the other models available. Let’s get specific.
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Simply peruse the photographs released by FIAT to discover the unique characteristics of the Dolcevita special edition. The exterior is colored with White Gelato paint. It is coupled with a silky top in the color ivory. In addition, it has chrome and satin design elements. And as if that weren’t enough, 18-inch alloy wheels with gray accents and the Dolcevita insignia must be added.
Aside from the design, the inside of the new 500X Dolcevita has a plush dashboard and chrome gear lever knob. The upholstery is tinted white to complement the previously stated soft top. In addition, the 500 logos are empty.
The new FIAT 500X Dolcevita Edition features
The 500X Dolcevita lineup includes Club, RED, Sport, Dolcevita Edition, and Yacht Club Capri. It is positioned on the top level and has an extensive array of amenities.
The engine of the new FIAT 500X Dolcevita Edition is electric.
Under the hood of the new 500X Dolcevita we will discover a 1.5-liter four-cylinder FireFly gasoline engine. A block that generates 130 horsepower and 240 Nm of maximum torque. The most important aspect of such an engine is that it is powered by 48-volt light-hybrid (MHEV) technology.
It is equipped with a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. This motorization allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds. It is crucial to note that, being a hybrid vehicle, the new 500X Dolcevita with Hybrid mechanics has the ECO environmental certification of the DGT (General Directorate of Traffic) with all the associated mobility benefits.
The Fiat 500X competes with crossover SUVs such as the Nissan Juke, the Opel Crossland X, and the Seat Arona and is consistently among the top five best-selling vehicles in its segment in Europe. He persuades with poise and charisma.
In the rear seat of the 500X, which debuted in 2014 and had a redesign in the fall of 2018, tall adults do not have to be folded as they do in the 3.57-meter-short Fiat 500. You are not even momentarily squeezed between the front seat and the backrest of the rear seat, but rather sit pleasantly. Nearly everyone who considers the Cinquecento and opens the trunk of the 70 cm longer 500X is astonished.
The 500X is as simple to use as tying your shoes. It has body-colored dashboard planks and a double glovebox, which contribute to its distinguished appearance. With the 2018 redesign, everything improved and became more attractive.
When standing in front of the car, the 500X facelift can be seen on the front end with new LED daytime running lights and bumpers, on new wheels, and on the back with the “open” rear lights that the 500 got with its 2015 facelift.
The 500X is cutting-edge thanks to its innovative Uconnect infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, internet access, digital radio (DAB), voice control, and smartphone mirroring on the screen. The interior’s visual distinction is created by the flat-bottomed steering wheel and the new trim pieces and instrument dials. A 3.5-inch TFT display in the center of the 500X handlebars provides information from the onboard computer.
Under the hood, new turbo units, which are used for the first time in the Fiat model lineup in the 500X, provide propulsion and lower fuel consumption: a modern three-cylinder turbo engine with 120 horsepower and a four-cylinder turbo engine with the new nine-speed automatic transmission and 150 horsepower.
There are three equipment lines connecting downtown to the outdoors. The 500X Urban is built and outfitted for city living, while the 500X Cross is equally capable off-road and the 500X City Cross has a little bit of everything. With a length of 4.27 meters and a width of 1.80 meters, the 500X, like the boxy Fiat 500L, is a family vehicle in terms of cabin and trunk capacity.
Young families may look forward to 350 to 1,000 liters of baggage capacity, while elderly passengers can enter and exit with ease. Unfortunately, when the rear seat backrests are folded down, there is a step in the floor of the trunk, the rear seat cannot be adjusted as it can in the 500L, and the headroom beneath the trunk lid is not spacious.
The Euro 6d-Temp-compliant engines are either controlled by a five- or six-speed manual transmission or a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 500X is available with either front-wheel drive, front-wheel drive with electronically controlled limited-slip differential (Traction+), or all-wheel drive.
The 500X is pristine and visibly tight. He is skilled with it. The tight tuning complements the 500X’s personality, despite the fact that the suspension is a tad jarring in poor conditions. The mode selector modifies the steering, power delivery, and engine response.
The gasoline engines
Without a turbocharger, the 500X’s base engine mated to a five-speed transmission generates 110 horsepower and 152 Newton-meters of torque to the front wheels. Is that sufficient for the 1,4-ton 500X? It suffices. The 177 km/h, four-cylinder, the naturally aspirated automobile is fuel-efficient.
With the new 1.0 FireFly Turbo, the 500X is even more nimble at 188 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9 instead of 11.5 seconds – with a six-speed transmission and the distinctive three-cylinder sound. As long as the engine speed is not raised beyond 6,000 revolutions per minute, the engine operates calmly and quietly in normal driving scenarios. The effective insulation provides a peaceful ride.
The 500X also debuted the 1.3 FireFly Turbo for the first time. This engine is significantly more powerful. With 270 Newton meters instead of 190 Newton meters, it provides significantly more torque to the front wheels and is equipped with a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox as standard (DCT). With a typical sprint time of 9.1 seconds and a peak speed of 196 km/h, the four-cylinder is even quicker.
The 1.0 and 1.3 FireFly, according to Fiat, would utilize 20% less fuel than equivalent gasoline engines. Between 6.0 and 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers. In actuality, it will be somewhat higher, as shown by the test of the 500X 1.6 e-torQ with 110 horsepower, which instead of the 6.8 liters of Super promised by Fiat in the test, poured 8.9 liters of Super from the 48-liter tank every 100 kilometers.
The diesel engines
Compression-ignition engines will continue to be the most efficient and powerful engines in the engine compartment. There are three types of diesel available. Despite having 200 Newton-meters of torque, the 1.3 MultiJet diesel’s 1.4-tonne weight and SCR catalytic converter/diesel particle filter make it difficult to move.
The 120 horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel with front-wheel drive and a flawlessly shiftable six-speed manual transmission generates 320 Newton-meters of torque and uses just half a liter more fuel. He obtains a recommendation as a result.
The 2.0-liter diesel with 150 horsepower, which is only available with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission and can only be ordered in the City Cross and Cross, does not have to be significantly more expensive due to 30 Newton-meters more torque because it is available for an additional €3,000.
Downtown to the outside
The Cult is equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, daytime running lights, lane departure warning, and a steering wheel with several functions.
The 500X Cross is equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch touch display, and a steering wheel with many functions.
The Sport model has 18-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch touch display, and a driver’s seat with an adjustable height.
Dolce Vita Release
The Dolcevita Launch has 18-inch alloy wheels, a sports steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and automatic temperature control, among other features.
Capri Yacht Club
Standard equipment includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, and a rearview camera.
In the ADAC braking test, the Fiat 500X 1.4 MultiAir stopped from 100 km/h at an average of 36.7 meters following an emergency stop. The Euro NCAP crash test assessed the crash behavior of the body and the protection offered by the electronic aides as four out of five stars.
Advantages over the 500-meter sprint? Many. More spaciousness, a more developed trunk, and excellent adaptability for daily usage. Disadvantages? Few. The low rearward visibility and absence of a functional sliding rear seat.
The 500X is cost-effective because of its updated safety features and new engines. The standard 1.6-liter engine and the smaller 1.0-liter three-cylinder are both reasonable options. On extended trips, the new 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbo or diesel is the superior or more economical option.
Dolce Vita, which literally translates to “sweet life,” refers to the experience of re-discovering the pleasures of both tiny and large things. The Dolce Vita has its origins in the 1950s and 1960s, when Rome, Cortina, Portofino, and Capri were frequented by the international jet-set in search of leisure under the banner of Italian elegance and grace.
“We are experiencing the return of freedom of movement and travel in Europe, and in a sense, the lightheartedness of summer,” said Olivier François, chief executive officer of Fiat and chief marketing officer for Stellantis. “And it was just these characteristics that prompted us to create the new Fiat 500X Yacht Club Capri, the first open-air model in the 500X lineup.
Because the wind in your hair is a symbol of liberation and happiness. The new open-air body makes its debut in the “Yacht Club Capri” special series, which pays homage to the Yacht Club Capri and the 500X Dolcevita Launch Edition.
A new body style is added to the series by the Fiat 500X Yacht Club Capri. In addition to the Cross and Sport models, the Italian crossover is also offered for the first time as a convertible. In a matter of seconds, the Fiat 500X Yacht Club Capri’s electrically controlled soft top unfolds electrically.
The new special series Fiat 500X “Yacht Club Capri” is painted in the distinctive color “Blue Venezia,” and the blue Dolcevita soft top complements the exterior. Satin chrome is used for the mirror caps, door and tailgate handles, radiator crossbar, and front bumper inserts. In addition, a blue and white beauty line that goes around the body at waist level accentuates the exquisite profile of the Fiat 500X “Yacht Club Capri.” Also freshly designed and distinctive are the 18-inch light-alloy wheels with sea-blue accents.
The interior reflects the elegance derived from the world of sailing vessels. The ivory-colored, soft-touch seat coverings include a blue-edged 500 logo. Optional wooden dashboard inlays and a wooden gear knob embellishment are available.