The first new car announced by the Italian automaker is the 500X crossover, basically a Fiat version of the Jeep Renegade. It's been spied for the first time earlier this week and will make its debut later in 2014, most likely at the Paris Motor Show in November. Despite the overlap with its Jeep brother, the 500X will also be sold in America, though to until early 2015, probably launched in Detroit. The Fiat brand will also receive new speciality models, which we think are 500 derivatives with funky colors and themes.
That's just the icing on the cake though, as the real cars Fiat has put off for so long have finally been announced. The first will be a compact sedan, a replacement for the Linea which will arrive in 2015. The car has actually been developed already, though it hasn't been tuned for the European drying style. We're talking about the Viaggio sedan that's already on sale in China, a nice-looking 4-door two turbocharged petrol engines, a 1.4-litre T-Jet with 120 hp and 150 hp.
Finally, a new compact crossover utility vehicle is planned for 2017 and will be followed by the new Panda in 2018.
The biggest surprise here is that a new Fiat 500 is not on the menu. It's either a well-kept secret, becoming a subcompact or a new model is simply not coming.