Fiat wants to remind you that its lineup is all about fun. Fun to drive, fun to look at…heck, even fun to talk about. While it’s true that the 500 Abarth and 124 Spider definitely meet this criteria, does that also apply to the 500X—a small, bulbous-looking crossover? A day driving the newly refreshed 500X around Malibu, California gave me the opportunity to find out. The Italian-built 500X first arrived on these shores in 2016, accompanied by an appropriately cheeky commercial and sharing its underpinnings with the cute yet rugged-ish Jeep Renegade. Appearance-wise, the 500X looks more like an engorged Mini Cooper than a larger 500, and that really hasn’t changed for 2019. Small visual tweaks to the front and rear fascias and the addition of LED running lights and taillights freshen the exterior somewhat. Three new colors also join the palette for a total of twelve: Italia Blue, Vibrante Green and Milano Ivory. You’ve got to hand it to Fiat for giving the names some Italian flair. For 2019, Fiat has also reshuffled and simplified trim levels: Pop, Trekking, and Trekking Plus. All-wheel drive is now standard across the line, and Fiat has ditched the 16-inch steel wheels in favor of standard 17-inch alloys. Trekking and Trekking Plus trim levels also offer an 18-inch upgrade as standalone options. The two upper trim levels also offer a host of active safety equipment in two optional packages.