Published on July 2nd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Fiat 500X Convertible Debuts as the “500X Yachting”
Fiat 500X Yachting takes gives the 500X a new convertible body style.
Malaysians have not been exposed to the Fiat brand for many, many years. Yet, there are still many Fiat enthusiasts amongst us. Those people will be keen to hear that the brand has been evolving the 500 model quite a bit over the years and have sold over 2.5 million of the cars since launch.
The 500 family has since grown to include the 500X, a crossover variant of the original hatchback. Today, they launched a new variant of their 500X crossover called the 500X Yachting. This is an entirely new body style for the 500 model family as it gives the crossover a retractable soft top. It’s not quite as dramatic as the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, but it’s still definitely a convertible.
This special edition model is dedicated to the Yacht Club Capri and comes with Blu Venezia exterior paint topped with a blue soft top. The side mirror caps and door handles are finished in brushed chrome. They’ve also given the 500X Yachting exclusive 18″ lightweight alloy wheels with sea blue design cues.
Inside, the vehicle takes more yacht-like cues. This includes a white upholstered interior with blue embroidery, aluminium door sill plates and a mahagony dashboard. Even the key cover is colour matched.
The electric soft top, the highlight of the 500X Yachting, is retractable with just a single button press.
Here’s the press release with more.
The Fiat 500X Yachting adds a new body to the 500X line-up: on top of the Cross and Sport trims, the 500X now becomes “open-air” for the first time. In a few seconds and with a single push of a button, the electric soft top of the new Yachting special series opens the 500X to the heavens. The new Collectors’ Edition in its launch version with a special livery dedicated to the “Yacht Club Capri” comes in the exclusive “Blu Venezia”, with a blue soft top, while the mirror caps are made of brushed chrome, as are the door handles. A blue and ivory line of beauty also enhances the car’s profile: it runs at the level of the waistline and is reminiscent of the line of beauty on boats. Also brand-new and exclusive are the 18″ lightweight alloy wheels with sea blue design cues.
The sailing-inspired elegance can also be seen in the interior, with its white soft-touch seats with 500 in edged blue embroidery, aluminum door sill plates with “Yachting” logo and mahogany dashboard, another powerful reference to the design cues typical of boats of the dolce vita years. Wood – the most natural of the elements – is paired with advanced technology for an absolutely outstanding result, as in the world of sailing. The key cover also comes with a new look, reminiscent of the body colors.