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L.A. Auto Show: Fiat rolls out 500X crossover
L.A. Auto Show: Fiat rolls out 500X crossover

Fiat Chrysler has high hopes for the new crossover version of its Fiat 500X runabout, unveiled early Thursday at the LA Auto Show, predicting it will boost sales in the U.S. Calling the Fiat 500 line "an old Italian recipe," Fiat Brand CEO and President Olivier Francois said the 500X was "a 500 that's right-sized for America." "For customers, it's a crossover," Francois said. "For us, it's an invitation to cross over to Fiat." The X comes standard with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that makes 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque when attached to a six-speed manual transmission. Also available is a 2.4-liter Tigershark...

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