Are you nervously anticipating the wet, slippery, slushy, roads of the upcoming winter season? Don’t let the elements ruin your holiday cheer — brave them with confidence in the 2016 FIAT 500X Crossover and its available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.
The available dynamic AWD system on the 500X is a fully automatic system, meaning that it automatically engages at any speed when conditions call for extra traction. This provides excellent grip and responsive performance on a variety of surfaces, and takes the guesswork out of having to manually shift into a dedicated all-wheel-drive mode. At launch, the system can deliver infinitely torque combinations between the front and rear wheels to minimize slip. Best of all, when conditions don’t demand the additional traction of AWD, the system will automatically disconnect the rear axle and send power only to the front wheels for enhanced efficiency.
For additional traction management, the available Dynamic Selector Traction Control System features three customized operating modes for optimal performance. Auto is the basic mode and is calibrated for everyday driving and optimal fuel efficiency. Sport provides a sportier feel and faster driving response. Traction+ maximizes low-speed traction on low-friction and off-road surfaces by providing additional wheel slip — allowing the tires to power through low-traction situations.
Embrace the season with unique Italian flare, and learn everything you need to know about the 2016 FIAT 500X Crossover at fiatusa.com