Entry-level Pop trim comes with air-conditioning, cruise control, all-round electric windows and a gloss body-coloured dash insert. However, it’s a bit of a false economy, because it’s the only version in the range that doesn’t get rear parking sensors, fake leather steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, fog lights, alloy wheels and body-coloured door mirrors. Our favoured Pop Star trim has all of these, plus 17in alloys and the opportunity to add an array of well priced options, including the aforementioned Comfort Pack, which brings a front centre armrest, variable boot floor, keyless entry and go, and electric lumbar adjustment.
Top-spec Lounge has the Comfort Pack, apart from electric lumbar adjustment (which is a low-cost extra). It also has ambient interior lighting, satellite-navigation, bi-xenon headlights, and various style upgrades.
All of these trims are part of the road-biased ‘city look’ 500X models. If you want more off-road potential, then you’ll have to go for the ‘off-road look’ models, which both get more rugged exterior styling including chunky-looking, contrasting metal-effect rear diffuser and front bumper, a protective under shield beneath the engine and roof rails. While the front-wheel drive Cross version gets much the same equipment as Pop Star, 4WD Cross Plus gets as much kit as Lounge trim.
All but the entry-level model have a broad range of personalisation, from stripes to contrasting alloys and various decal kits.