After a long absence, Fiat is returning to four door compact car segment with the introduction of the new Aegea, the replacement of the old and ageing Linea. Fiat hopes to conquer European clients preferences with a nicely design sedan, built in Turkey.
Designed in Italy at the FCA Style Centre and developed together with Tofas R&D, one of FCA’s largest research and development centres. Seen from the side, a distinctive line runs from the headlights to the rear light clusters and the glazing creates a dynamic appearance.
In the rear there are box hosts bright light cluster surrounds. The front end is characterised by a shaped bonnet with central ribbing stretching up to the roof. Similarly, the grille is a single element with the light clusters.
The Compact dimensions of a sedan 4 and half metres long, 178 centimetres wide and 148 cm high with a wheelbase of 264 cm offers plenty of space. All this is confirmed by the passenger compartment, large enough to seat 5 passengers comfortably with a load capacity of over 510 litres.
The car has a two Multijet II turbodiesel engines and two petrol ones, with manual or automatic transmission – with power ratings of between 95 and 120 HP. It is also worth noting that the diesel engines are particularly fuel-efficient: less than 4 litres of diesel fuel for 100 km, comparable to that of a city car like Fiat Panda.
Among the standard equipment are the Uconnect TM system equipped with a 5 inch colour touch screen, a hands-free Bluetooth system, audio streaming, text reader and voice recognition, AUX and USB ports with iPod integration, steering wheel controls and, on request, a rear parking camera and TomTom sat nav.
The car will be produced in Turkey in the Tofas plant in Bursa