Fiat 500X Hybrid, the Italian SUV benefits from a new hybrid engine

Faced with a growing demand for hybrid cars in France (+30 % in 2021), Fiat launches (finally) the hybrid version of its small SUV 500X with a new motorization that is finally not unknown.

With more than 750,000 sales worldwide since its launch in the compact SUV market in 2014, the Fiat 500X finally benefits from a long-awaited hybrid powertrain.


And this engine is not unknown! It is the 1.5L GSE (or firefly for those who know) in a 130 hp version with a small 48V electric motor, the same as on the entry-level version of the new Alfa Romeo Tonale.

This new hybrid engine has two main advantages: fuel consumption and CO2 are down to 11 % compared with the diesel engine: 5.1 L/100 km compared with 5.4 L/100 km for the 1.6 diesel engine. It is also possible to cover short distances in 100 % electric (traffic jams, parking, etc.). The 0 to 100 km/h is assured in 9,4 sec...


The price of the Fiat 500X hybrid starts at 26 790 €.

ModelGasoline 1.0L 120 hpGasoline hybrid 1.5L 130 hpDiesel 1.6L 130 hp
Fiat 500X Red22 290 €26 790 €
Fiat 500X Sport23 790 €28 290 €28 290 €
Fiat 500X Sport pack25 290 €29 790 €29 790 €
Fiat 500X Sport plus31 290 €31 290 €

Concerning the ecological malusFor example, the Fiat 500X Sport with a hybrid engine emits 133 g of CO2 per km, will only cost 170 € TTC in 2022.


This will extend the life of the model for a few more years, but it will surely have trouble passing the one million sales mark.

Some more pictures of the 500X hybrid to finish.


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  1. We'll have to see if the announced fuel savings are really there... Otherwise, a four-cylinder seems to me to be better balanced and more adapted for a model of this size than the three-cylinder FCA or PSA.

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