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Fiat Freemont

2011-02-08 Read: 4 188x

Over at the interior is where customers will get their money’s worth. The Freemont has been designed to be a crossover that will offer the best interior space value, thanks in large part to its seven standard seats with a genuinely accessible third row of roomy seats. These seats can be folded down with no effort, disappearing completely below the floor and creating a regular load platform. Meanwhile, the second row of the Freemont has its own unique feature: the ability to be fitted with the innovative child booster system.As Fiat turns over a new chapter in their partnership with Chrysler, the Italian automaker is getting ready to introduce a new member to their already growing family, the Fiat Freemont SUV.

The Freemont, which is based on the Dodge Journey, is one of the first vehicles to be born out of the Fiat-Chrysler alliance and is set to make its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show with sales expected to begin sometime around the latter part of the year.

Pricing for the Freemont is still being kept under wraps with Fiat opting to release spec details of the new SUV leading up to its debut in Geneva this March. The Freemont is set to be produced at the company’s Mexican plant of Toluca where it will share the same roof as that of another Fiat vehicle that’s also making its way north of the border: the US version of the Fiat 500.

Exterior and Interior

Measuring 489 cm long, 188 cm wide, and 172 cm high with a 289 cm wheelbase, the Fiat Freemont is being advertised as a crossover that offers plenty of interior space to complement its distinctive design.

The Freemont’s design language offers a fresh take on a muscular crossover that comes with decisive lines and an aggressive front end with a new bumper and grille. The rear end of the Freemont also has its fair share of changes, including the adoption of a new bumper to go with the new LED taillights.

Over at the interior is where customers will get their money’s worth. The Freemont has been designed to be a crossover that will offer the best interior space value, thanks in large part to its seven standard seats with a genuinely accessible third row of roomy seats. These seats can be folded down with no effort, disappearing completely below the floor and creating a regular load platform. Meanwhile, the second row of the Freemont has its own unique feature: the ability to be fitted with the innovative child booster system.

Out in front, the Freemont’s all-new passenger compartment comes with an up-to-date design to complement the soft touch materials that include a wrap-around dashboard with chrome elements, a brand-new instrument panel, a central console, and an infotainment system with a large color touchscreen.

Other interior features include a 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 color screen and controls on the steering wheel. Meanwhile, the higher-grade version of the Freemont will also come with a touch-screen radio with an 8.4” screen, SD card and DVD reader, Bluetooth system, rear parking sensors, fold-down door mirrors, automatic headlight activation, darkened rear windows and roof bars.

Performance

The Fiat Freemont will initially come with a number of powertrain options, including a choice between two 2.0-liter MultiJet turbo diesel engines that produce 140 and 170 horsepower, respectively.

Moving forward, we can also expect a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 276 horsepower. Fiat also announced that the Freemont will come with a front-wheel-drive system and later on, will have a four-wheel-drive system.

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