SKF on the road with Fiat’s crossover 500X
2015 January 21, 14:00 CEST
Gothenburg, 21 January, 2015: SKF is supplying the FCA Group with solutions for their recently launched crossover, the Fiat 500X. The products being supplied are wheel hub bearing units for front and rear wheels, seals for the shock absorber, engine and transmission.
Andrea Reisoli-Matthieu, Strategic Account Manager, Automotive Market says, “Being a partner with Fiat supporting this vehicle model development for improved performance, energy efficiency, coupled with a great driving experience is the type of challenge that SKF is fit to handle and enjoys taking on. This newest version of the 500 is packed with SKF solutions to help optimize its new performance requirements.”
The Fiat 500X comes with an eco:Drive function that helps to reduce emissions and fuel costs by up to 16 per cent*. It has a Drive Mood Selector which has three different modes – Auto, Sport, All Weather - for the engine, brakes, steering and gearbox. The Sport sharpens up the responses for fun handling and the All Weather makes the car safer in slippery conditions. The Auto offers the driver the best compromise between comfort, fuel economy and driving fun.
The Fiat 500X is now in production and it will be on the road in early 2015. SKF solutions are supplied from its factories in Italy, France and Germany.
*Source FCA Group
For further information, please contact:
Monique Turner, +1 267 436 6836; +1 215 801 8722; Monique.Turner@skf.com
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