Here are a couple of Fiat cars that are going to say hello to Indian roads…
Fiat India is looking to reinstate the existing Linea Sedan by remodeling it and introducing a new and attractive machine named Tipo or Egea. This new machine is going to be launched as a C-Segment sedan that was showcased as the Aegea Concept car. The production version of this car is going to be launched in 2016 by November. Here are some more details that should help you decide better:
Featuring a classy looking front façade, the Tipo features a dominative and angry looking muzzle grille that sports Fiat Insignia look in the middle and comes with angled headlamps. The side profile of this vehicle adds up similar Fiat sedan lines because of the strong shoulder lines. The rear side features elegantly designed tail lamps as well as a chrome strip above the number plate. As far as the dimensions go, the Tipo will measure 4500mm in length, 1780mm in width and 1480mm in height.
The interiors look quite attractive. It features an instrument cluster, Uconnect infotainment system with 5-inch touchscreen display and automatic climate control. Tipo gets a sporty look, which will feature dual tone interiors as well as sporty seats. The new Tipo will be incorporated with features such as AUX and USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity and a navigation system along with a reversing camera. With the wheelbase of 2640mm, Tipo will offers quite a spacious cabin with ample of sitting and storage space.
Under the hood, Fiat Tipo sedan is likely to be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options for the Indian market. The 1.4-litre TJet petrol and 1.5-litre MultiJet diesel engines will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox and 6-speed automatic gearbox for the automatic variant. However, globally Fiat Tipo is offered in four engine options – 1.4L and 1.6L petrol engine, 1.3L and 1.6L diesel engine.
The new Tipo sedan is likely to be priced in the range of INR 8 lakh to INR 11 lakh for the Indian market and will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna, Nissan Sunny, Skoda Rapid and Renault Scala.
Seen at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, the Fiat Viaggio will be positioned in the executive sedan segment. Here are further details on the Viaggio:
Viaggio Interiors and Exterior looks:
The Viaggio is essentially a Fiat-badged Dart, except for few nips and tucks here and there. For instance, the Viaggio sports redesigned front and rear bumpers, taillights, badges and trunk lids. Fiat also promises that the Viaggio has the handling dynamics to match its Italian styling. That said, the interiors are going to be just as promising as the interiors.
Under the hood, expect to see a 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol unit that is rated at 120PS and 150PS. A diesel powerplant could also be thrown in the mix. The engines could come mated to either a 5-Speed manual gearbox or a 6-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
The Viaggio is expected to launch in India by the end of 2016. Expect the price of this vehicle ranging from 8-12 lakh.
With Punto and Linea mulling to expand its portfolio with more products. The Fiat Panda, which has been the best-selling supermini in the European markets is one such product that the Italian automaker could introduce in the Indian market very soon. However, supermini is a segment that is not very popular in the country.
That said, the Fiat Panda, which is now entering its third-generation has been modified to become to bigger, roomier and safer, making it a more practical and viable product for Indian customers.
Dimensional, the new Panda is 66mm wider that the out-going model, which means that the hatchback can easily accommodate up to 3 passengers on the rear bench.
In terms of pricing, the Fiat Panda is most likely going to feature the same design language as the Fiat Punto.
Under the hood, expect to see a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre Multi-jet diesel engine.
In the international markets, the Fiat Panda is offered in three trim levels: Pop, Easy and Lounge. If the Panda arrives in India, it will go head to head with the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, Volkswagen Polo, Honda Brio, etc.
Fiat is really working on increasing its competency and by the looks of it, the company might progress with the upcoming launches.