The SUV-style 'Cross' variant we're trying here comes in one single fully-loaded level of spec at prices starting from just over £18,000. This is a confection that Fiat hopes will appeal to buyers in the Juke and Captur-style small Crossover segment who are not already convinced by the proper small SUV, the 500X. A properly dressed-up Fiat 500X is probably going to cost you the best part of £20,000. A 500L Cross, in contrast, offers much the same kind of style at prices starting from just over £18,000; that could be significant.
Key 'Cross'-spec inclusions are the 'Traction+' system, with its extra grip options for rough road use, extra ride height and a 'Trekking' bodykit, which gives you the skidplate-style bumpers front and rear, plus special side mouldings. Larger 17-inch 'Trekking' alloy wheels are shod with special 'Mud&Snow' tyres. And there's height adjustment for the front passenger seat and lumbar adjustment for both front chairs. At this level in the range, you also get rear parking sensors, Fiat's 'Cargo Magic Space' adjustable-height boot floor, front foglamps, powered rear windows, dual-zone climate control, extra chrome exterior trim, rain-sensing wipers and headlamps that turn on when the car detects fading light conditions.