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Fiat 500X and Tipo gain hybrid engines

Fiat 500X

Fiat has introduced a new hybrid powertrain for the 500X and Tipo, completing the electrification of its line-up.

The 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybrid join the 500 Hybrid and Panda Hybrid, alongside the fully-electric New 500.

A new 48-volt hybrid engine powers both new models. It’s a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit, with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission that incorporates an electric motor.

The powertrain develops 130PS, providing a 0-62mph time of 9.3 seconds (Tipo) and 9.4 seconds (500X).

It is first Fiat Hybrid that uses the electric motor by completely disconnecting the petrol engine, which can remain idle for up to 47% of the time according to the total WLTP cycle. In the urban cycle that rises to 62%.

Both cars are launched in the RED Special Series trim level. All versions of the 500X and Tipo equipped with the hybrid engine also include the logo identifying them as a ‘Hybrid’ on the tailgate, made up of two leaves with dew drops in blue.

The new models will be available to orders this month with deliveries expected to commence in spring, priced from £27,585 for 500X Hybrid and £27,595 for Tipo Hybrid.

Fiat updated the specifications for the 500X and Tipo in January.

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