With the Abarth brand largely focused on performance tunes of the tiny 500, the 500X presents a new opportunity for the famed badge that has been associated with Fiat since the early 50s.
These new renderings, crafted by independent Hungarian artist X-Tomi, offers a look at what we might expect if Abarth turns its attention to a hotted-up 500X hero.
The tweaks here are minimal - limited for the most part to a lowered ride height and those familiar multi-spoke wheels - but it does fit the part.
Motivation for the powered-up 500X, which already features a 137kW 2.4 turbo petrol engine in its range, could conceivably come from the 157kW version of the same engien that appeared in 2012’s special Mopar-enhanced Dodge Dart GTS 210.
But, with that special version of the Dart still no closer to a showroom debut, it remains to be seen if Fiat Chrysler has any plans for the enhanced powertrain to be put into production.
Still, a practical and sports-tuned 157kW SUV companion to the already brilliant Abarth 500 hatch? That could win some friends.