DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has selected two 17-inch versions of Nexen Tire Corp.'s CP671 tire for North American-bound Fiat 500X crossover utility vehicles, which are slated to go into production in February.
This is Nexen's second OE contract with Fiat for the 500, the South Korean tire maker said. It has supplied tires for the 500L model since 2013.
The five-seat Fiat 500X will be sold both in front-wheel- and all-wheel-drive configurations, Fiat Chysler said. In the U.S. it will be powered either by a 160-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four with six-speed manual transmission or a 180-hp 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine, mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission.