The Fiat Freemont receives a 2.4 petrol engine 170 hp and a new superior finish

Fiat Freemont

A little more than a year the Dodge Journey was replaced by the Fiat Freemont, the firm decided to amend the errors Piedmontese focus on the market that suffered this kind of minivan-SUV designed in USA. One of the first decisions was to eliminate the supply of gasoline and the market to focus exclusively on diesel fuel most demanded in Europe. So far only offered with 2.0 Multijet in powers of 140 and 170 hp.

The first months of life of Freemont have confirmed the success of this strategy, as they have already delivered more than 39,000 units in Europe, and is the most seven-seat car sold in Italy. So much so, that the Italian firm has thought it would be good to reintroduce the gasoline engine in Europe for customers interested. From the coming weeks, will be offered in most European markets the 2.4 engine 170 hp Chrysler source.

This four-cylinder engine also delivers a torque of 220 Nm, and is linked exclusively to a gearbox six-speed automatic. As you can see, is a typical American setting, but sure to have its small market in Europe. The company has not clarified if it will be offered only with full variant, or whether to also feature an all-wheel drive version, as with the other two engines offered.

Fiat FreemontBesides this new engine, Fiat announced the arrival of Fiat Freemont Park Avenue, which becomes more complete termination equipment and comprise few refined range (Freemont, Urban, Lounge and Park Avenue). This new variant is distinguished externally by many to be chrome body and chrome 19-inch wheels.

As compared to finish extra equipment Lounge includes the following elements: heated leather seats, three-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, power-folding mirrors, parking cameras and a full infotainment system including touch screen navigation of 8.4 inch speakers 368 W of power. It is offered with the 2.0 turbo diesel engine with 170 hp and the new 170 hp 2.4 petrol.

These developments will be disclosed publicly in the Paris Motor Show next week, and will land in the major European markets in the coming weeks.

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