Fiat releases Dodge-based Freemont 7-Seat Crossover

Fiat releases Dodge-based Freemont 7-Seat Crossover

The new Fiat Freemont represents nothing more than a re-badged Dodge Journey, which gives life to Sergio Marchionne's plans to infuse the Fiat Group portofolio with North American models and the Chrysler Group's lineup with European products. It is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of the year after having made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March. Its production will take place in the Mexican plant of Toluca, where the 500 is currently being produced for the U.S. market. So, as we previously stated, the Freemont is based on the refreshed Dodge Journey, featuring some visible changes on the outside and these concern the Fiat styled alloy wheels as well as the front grille. Fiat opted to add a body-colored extension underneath and this way the engineers were not forced to redesign the front bumper to accommodate the shorter grille. While no interior photos were released, we keep the Journey's 7-seat layout. At its launch, the Freemont will be characterized by a front wheel drive with a 2.0-liter MultiJet diesel available in two states of tune with 140 HP and 170 HP. Later on, the customers will enjoy the possibility of acquiring 4x4 versions with the 170 HP 2.0 MultiJet diesel and Chrysler's 276 HP 3.6-liter gasoline engine, both of them being mated to automatic transmissions. Two trim levels will also be available for the Freemont, while the base model is to feature 7 seats, triple-zone automatic climate control system, keyless entry system, cruise control, advanced trip computer, tyre pressure monitoring system, touchscreen radio and fog lights and controls on the steering wheel. 17-inch rims, touchscreen radio with 8.4" screen, SD card and DVD reader, Bluetooth system, rear parking sensors, fold-down door mirrors, automatic headlight activation, darkened rear windows together with roof bars will mainly describe the better equipped metropolitan version. Furthermore, 7 airbags, anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program with Hill-Holder and electronic roll mitigation as standard will come along with all models.


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Fiat releases Dodge-based Freemont 7-Seat Crossover image Fiat releases Dodge-based Freemont 7-Seat Crossover image