Posted Mar 30th 2012 7:00PM
What started as only a cute little hatchback, the Fiat 500 will now be growing into a full range of models. The cabrio and Abarth versions have already launched here in North America, and we just got our first glimpse at the larger 500L (pictured above) during the Geneva Motor Show. But now, Automotive News reports that an even larger 500 crossover, dubbed 500X, will be heading into production next year.
Like the 500L, the 500X will use a widened version of Fiat's small car architecture that currently underpins the Punto in other markets. The new crossover will be built at the company's Mirafiori, Turin plant, and will replace the current Sedici (a rebadged version of the Suzuki SX4 crossover).
As of this writing, it's unclear whether or not the 500X will be offered in Canada. But that doesn't mean we'll miss out on some small CUV goodness. Automotive News also reports that the 500X will be built alongside a new Jeep crossover, currently codenamed B-CUV, which is set to launch in in North America in the second quarter of 2014. It will be smaller than both the current Patriot and Compass.