Fiat Releases First Images of Freemont Cockpit and Instrument Panel
The first generation of Freemont will be built on the platform of the Dodge Journey and is the first Fiat to come out of the partnership with Chrysler Group. The cockpit of the car differs only slightly from that of the Journey, with some materials used offering a hint of the Italian branding. This obviously includes the chrome strip that runs across the dash, between the two side jets. The European version also offers different settings for the steering wheel alignment.
We get the first look at the car’s cavernous boot space with both back rows of seats folded. The 4.89-meter long Freemont has an interior configured that accommodates seven passengers in three rows of seats that fold up to create a flat cargo space.
At launch, the only version available will come with front-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter MultiJet diesel engine that produces either 140 hp or 170 hp. All-wheel drive will be offered at a later date, in combination with the 170 hp 2.0 MultiJet and a 276 hp 3.6-liter petrol V6 (produced by Chrysler), both mated to automatic transmissions.
Safety features will included 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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