FIAT'S ALL-NEW SEDAN TO BE MADE IN CHINA
IN CHINESE DEALERSHIPS IN THIRD QUARTER OF 2012
Fiat has just published the first official snap-shots of the Viaggio,
a totally new model which will have its world preview at the Beijing
International Auto Show on Monday 23 April this year.
Viaggio (voyage in English and its Chinese name Fei Xiang meaning
flying) is the first Fiat-Chrysler twin project which brings to life
an all-new world class vehicle with high levels of refinement and
craftsmanship that breaks the mould in China's compact sedan segment.
The new Fiat Viaggio sedan delivers a unique blend of power, fuel
efficiency, sophistication, technology and vehicle dynamics,
beautifully clothed in a distinctive Italian design.
The new four-door, five-seater Fiat Viaggio is based on the CUSW
(Compact US Wide) architecture -the most advanced within the Fiat
Group which is also the basis of the new Dodge Dart, presented at
the Detroit Motor Show last January. The CUSW architecture is, in
turn, derived from the Compact architecture originally developed for
the best-selling Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
At 4,679mm in length, 1,850mm in overall width and with a 2,708mm
wheelbase, the Viaggio is the new C-segment benchmark. With this car,
Fiat is bringing the very best of its technological know-how, design
and refinement to the biggest selling segment in China.
The Fiat Viaggio will be the only car in its segment to exclusively
offer sophisticated turbocharged engines; the 1.4l T-Jet in both 120
hp and 150 hp outputs matched to either a 5-speed manual transmission
or the latest Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDTC) developed by Fiat
Designed by the Fiat Group Style Centre in Torino, the Viaggio has a
timeless, clean-surfaced expressive exterior design that blends fluid
and curvaceous forms with strong proportions. A contemporary Fiat
'face' ensures unmistakable brand identity. Rear tail lamps with
refined LED lights deliver an image of superior quality.
The new Fiat sedan will be the first car to be produced in the new
GAC-Fiat World Class Manufacturing plant in Changsha, Hunan province.
The first cars will be produced from July and will go on sale in the
third quarter of this year.
Also at the forthcoming Beijing International Auto Show, GAC-Fiat,
Jeep, Chrysler, Maserati and Ferrari will jointly have a strong
presence in Luxury Hall E4. The Luxury Hall E4 of the China
International Exhibition Centre aims to offer Chinese customers the
synthesis of the present and future view of the Fiat-Chrysler Group
and its willingness
to become a key player in the significant Chinese market.
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