We finally got to see the largest model of the Fiat 500 lineup, the 500X crossover, at the Paris Auto Show, but apparently the Italian automaker had another trick up its sleeve. Just weeks after the model made its debut in Paris, Fiat revealed that it will also offer a special-edition version of its newest model that is will limit to only the first 2,000 buyers. This special edition is dubbed the 500X “Opening Edition.”
The 500X “Opening Edition” will come in either two-wheel drive of four-wheel drive. The two-wheel-drive model has a pair of engine options — a 1.6-liter MultiJet II engine with 120 horsepower or a 1.4-liter Turbo MultiAir II engine with 140 horsepower — and acts as the “entry-level” version for this special model. The two-wheel-drive “Opening Edition” model comes with auto climate control, 18-inch wheels, anti-collision, lane-changing assistance, lane-departure warning, a rearview camera, a center armrest, lumbar support, the Keyless Entry & Keyless Go system, tinted rear windows, and the “Opening Edition” badge. This entry-level model comes covered in an Art Grey paint.
Moving into the four-wheel-drive model nets you a few more extra goodies on top of its exclusive tricoat Amore Red hue and 2.0-liter MultiJet II engine with 140 horsepower. Included in this package is a nine-speed auto transmission, a Uconnect 6.5-inch navi system, a USB port, two-tone red-and-black leather upholstery, rain- and dusk-sensing headlights, power-folding mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, paddle shifters, and an “Opening Edition” badge.
In Fiat’s home country of Italy, the base 500X “Opening Edition” starts from €21,900 ($28,066) while the four-wheel-drive model calls for €30,650 ($39,280). Aside from Italy, Fiat also plans to offer the 500X “Opening Edition” in Germany, France, Spain and Switzerland. Unfortunately, there seem to be no plans to release the “Opening Edition” here in the U.S.