Fiat Freemont Unveiled Ahead of Geneva Debut
The car measures 489 x 188 x 172 cm and has a wheelbase of 289 cm, providing 7 standard seats grouped on three rows. The second row offers what Fiat calls an "innovative" child boost system, a specifically designed function that offers extra safety to children inside the car.
Power will be provided by two turbo diesel power units (140 hp or 170 hp 2.0 MultiJet) mated to a manual transmission and offered with front wheel drive. All-wheel drive will be offered at a later date with 170 hp 2.0 MultiJet and 276 hp 3.6-liter petrol V6 (produced by Chrysler) engines, both mated to automatic transmission.
There will be two trim levels across the range, each with a wide array of standard features. For example, each version will be fitted with 7 seats, triple-zone automatic climate control system, keyless entry system, cruise control, advanced trip computer, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), fog lights and touchscreen radio with colour screen and controls on the steering wheel. The top version adds 17-inch alloy wheels, touchscreen radio with 8.4-inch screen, SD card and DVD reader, Bluetooth system, rear parking sensors, fold-down door mirrors, automatic headlight activation, darkened rear windows and roof bars.
In terms of safety, the vehicle, likely to score a five-star EuroNCAP award when it will be tested, comes with 7 airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hill-Holder and electronic roll mitigation (ERM) as standard on all vehicles.
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